On Tuesday 7 March, the British Ambassador Kate Smith and the CEO of OBRELA Security Industries Ltd, Mr George Patsis hosted an event on Cyber Security in Athens. The event included a panel discussion with the participation of the President of CREST and representatives from two leading Greek companies. It was followed by a networking reception with guests from major Greek companies.
Welcoming guests, Kate Smith CMG spoke about the success story of OBRELA SA, a Greek company that recently established a subsidiary, OBRELA Security Industries Ltd, in the UK, planning to invest further in order to move all their assets under the UK jurisdiction.
The Ambassador noted that “it is no surprise that Obrela have chosen to expand internationally and set up in the UK – the skills base and experience across the digital sector is deep and high quality.” She added that “the UK government has a five-year strategy, during which it will invest £1.9 billion in defending our systems and infrastructure, deterring our adversaries, and developing a capability through the whole of society – from the biggest companies to the individual citizen.”
OBRELA Security Industries provide threat intelligence and management services. Its Threat Management Services combine collective intelligence practices and methods with leading edge security analytics and sophisticated risk management technology to identify, analyse, predict and prevent cyber-security threats in real time. OSI recently signed a contract with one of the biggest British online stores.
In the panel discussion which followed George Patsis, CEO – OBRELA, Ian Glover, President of CREST, Haris Karonis, CEO – Viva Wallet and George Kanellopoulos, Information Security Operations Manager – Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company discussed:
• the shift to cyber risk management in real time,
• the future of cyber security,
• digital payment disruption and
• simple ways to align an information security program with business priorities