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The 11th RIGA COMM Baltic business tech fair and conference event will come to Riga on 6 and 7 October, presenting a rich conference programme, and an exhibition full of technologies. Every year, the event brings together business and tech professionals so that they can learn, network, and find or offer the best-suited digital solutions.
‘Though we can assume at this point that we’ve entered a period of post-pandemic recovery, organisations have had to rapidly digitise and implement distance working. This has naturally stimulated the demand for digital tools, solutions, and services, and the fair, and its nine conferences covering different topics are a place to discover these all in one place. It is also a chance to find tech partners for improving your organisation’s business, marketing, sales, customer service, human resources, production and other processes,’ Andris Breške, RIGA COMM project manager, explained.
Cyber security is a business priority
As the use of tech spreads among businesses, so does the number of digital attacks. Cybersecurity is becoming a top priority for every company, and has earned a place as a new item among the conferences of RIGA COMM 2022. At the Cyber Security Conference, professionals will find out how to identify cybersecurity risks, to implement risk management strategies early, and discover the best tools and solutions for preventing incidents.
Decentralised Web3 management
Technological solutions change along with the way we use tech. Currently, one of the most discussed topics in this area is the decentralised management of Web3 based on the blockchain, in which the user gains control over the content they create online, and beyond. At the Web3 conference, you will find out about what digital infrastructure solutions the Web3 community has already developed, and what projects have started in the Baltics.
Convenient and advanced technologies for financial services
Financial tech also sees developments every year, as it is customised to the needs of various organisations, delivering ever more modern and accessible financial services for businesses and their clients. At the RIGA COMM FinTech conference, you will find out which of the latest financial tools and solutions are worth using, and how to use them. The conference is organised in conjunction with Wallester and the Finance Latvia Association.
Digital and social sales
Right now, it is specifically the behaviour and habits of consumers that define how retailers plan their online shop and e-commerce strategies. The latest trend involves buying online via mobile devices and providing the customer with a custom, personalised approach. To meet the growing expectations of online shoppers, one has to work on both digital sales channels and the appearance, functionality, availability, payment methods, and other features of online shops. The e-commerce conference will offer information about developing modern online shops, online marketing, marketplace and shoppable livestream platforms, about how to grow an online store in the United States, and the automation of customer service and other processes.
E-commerce goes hand in hand with digital marketing, and RIGA COMM will also include a digital marketing conference where experts will share their experience on how to use digital marketing tools even more effectively in the face of constant changes in e-mail, content, partner, mobile, and influencer marketing, and on various content and advertising platforms. There will also be tips on using website optimisation, analytics, and advertising to attract customers.
Big opportunities in tech
For the fourth year in a row, RIGA COMM works with the Riga TechGirls community to host the Women in Tech conference, where women will encourage each other to start a career in technology, sharing their experience and career stories. In this year’s conference, we will arrange discussions on how to bring more women to technical and managerial positions in engineering fields, and how to create a cohesive and inclusive corporate culture.
Data analytics for business growth
Does your company invest in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data analytics solutions? Statistics show that these solutions offer the greatest value for growth-oriented companies. At the machine learning conference, which takes place in conjunction with Intelligent Machines Riga, industry professionals will offer insights into the potential of using data analytics and the corresponding solutions for better business growth.
Tech for efficiency in human resources
Work processes in organisations have to ramp up speed and build efficiency to satisfy the needs of modern consumers. That’s why smart technology solutions are becoming increasingly important in human resource management. You will learn about the latest and the best smart technologies for HR management, planning, internal communication, and other processes at the HR Tech conference.
RIGA COMM is the only annual business and IT industry fair and conference event in the Baltics where entrepreneurs, business process managers, representatives of municipal governments, and tech professionals meet to discuss current events and build partnerships.
In addition to the conferences, RIGA COMM will offer a large exhibition area with more than 80 companies from nine countries, demonstrating their products and services, and the latest news in business tech.
Business processes have become digitised, as the number of technologies used is quickly rising, which makes cybersecurity ever more relevant to all kinds of companies. Cybersecurity risks are diverse and can differ in the public and private sector; however, one of the key tasks in combatting them is educating workers in technology.
As public, municipal and private entities expand their use of information and communication technologies, so grow the threats to cybersecurity. This is what a data breach report, published by IBM and Ponemon Institute, suggests, discussing the cost of data breaches, i.e., the level of losses companies incur if one happens. According to its data, this cost rose from 3.86 million dollars in 2020, to 4.24 million in 2021. This is a huge increase to take place for just one industry, in one year.
A long list of different types of cyberattacks has already been identified. Let’s look at key things to watch out for in 2022: top 7 data security threats.
Why is cybersecurity SO important?
One of the main tasks of cybersecurity is to protect the systems of a company and the data within them from any digital attacks. Today, most organisation data and personal data are stored in electronic devices, on servers, and on the cloud. And this is where intruders can try to access data they are not supposed to access! This is why paying attention to a few important aspects is vital to companies of all sizes:
informing company staff of the types of cyberattacks and the conditions for running them;
timely and regular updates for the company’s systems and application software;
company intranet endpoint security software, to protect the devices of the company’s staff connected to the intranet;
installation of high-quality firewalls;
access control for company devices and internet connection;
security of WiFi networks;
control/supervision of workstations by IT or other divisions;
use of unique passwords for all systems and applications.
Company and government data security
Companies depend on technology and data systems today, regardless of their industry. Sharing and storing data, and using applications leads to a higher risk of data loss or theft. Data can be used as a coercion tool against a company or its individual employees. If an attack happens, for example in a healthcare facility, the consequences can be not only financial, but also lethal.
Do cybercriminals only attack large companies?
Cybersecurity specialist Leia Shilobod warns: “Don’t fool yourself. Small businesses that don’t think they are a target for cybercriminals are really low-hanging fruit for them. These companies have a weak security system and weak security protocols, if any at all, and hackers know it, and can exploit it. Studies have shown that 60–75% of small to medium-small companies have issues with their security systems making them more vulnerable to cybercriminals.”
An attack on a government body means a threat to the economy of the country, and its security. The European Union, too, has sectors of vital importance that depend on digital technologies. Forecasts show that by 2024, 22.3 billion devices all over the world will be connected to the internet of things, increasing the number of cyberattacks and cybercrimes.
Many companies believe that the right IT technologies and security tools are enough to protect the security of their data. The reality is that in about 52% of cases, untrained and uneducated employees create the biggest threats to information security. The primary source for this, with 47%, is staff members sharing inappropriate content using their smartphones; the second threat, at 46%, comes from devices that contain company data or ways to access them and are lost by employees, and third, with a probability of 44%, is employees using the company’s technologies incorrectly or negligently, installing or running computer viruses.
Understanding the risks
A game called Escape Room and created by PwC simulates cyberattacks to raise awareness about them among employees and to reduce this risk for companies, and is available in Latvia. The company helps workers understand the threats to their company’s digital environment from the viewpoint of the hacker, with an emphasis on the most common mistakes committed by employees.
To protect your company data, follow and react to the latest events in the ever-changing field of cybersecurity. Looking forward to meeting you at the RIGA COMM 2022 cybersecurity conference, on 7 October!
Cybersecurity advisors from CYBERS will be in booth A25 to share their experiences and answer your questions. If there is a particular technology or assessment you need, the company can help arrange a pilot project or help with budgeting.
CYBERS team is ready to share the latest cybersecurity news and trends. And they will be giving away an iPad to one of the lucky visitors to their booth.
CYBERS is a leading provider of cybersecurity services in the Baltics. Operating from Tallinn, Estonia, our team of security experts helps hundreds of organizations make sure that they are digitally safe. With over 10 years of experience, we can help with security technology, training, ISO27001, penetration tests and much more. Companies in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Nordics work with us to deploy solid security solutions, including technologies from IBM, CrowdStrike, McAfee, Vectra, CyberArk and many more. We are also offering a 24/7 Security Operations Centre as a service to ensure that your business is protected at all times.
Company ESET Latvia will offer an insightful presentation about smart devices and their cyber security. In his presentation Eset Latvia technology consultant Kārlis Bergmanis will review various ways IoT can be misused and basic principles on how to protect oneself when using or implementing IoT solutions.
After learning about IoT cyber security all participants will be able to get a free ESET antivirus license, that will ensure a safer browsing experience during the event. Upon arrival to the event hall, at every entrance to the conference stages participants will be able to scan an ESET QR code and download the ESET antivirus license to be used during the event.
During the exhibition “RIGA COMM 2019”, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about cyber security solutions, file server and endpoint security, and will learn about multi-factor authentication and prevent data loss.
During the Riga COMM you will be able to sign up for Antivirus Trial and buy cyber security products.
ESET began life as a pioneer of antivirus protection, creating award-winning threat detection software. Now, ESET’s goal is to make sure that everybody can enjoy the breathtaking opportunities that technology offers. ESET makes the only product to ever pass the magical threshold of 100 VB100 Awards by Virus Bulletin. Dedicated services are the perfect complement to ESET’s powerful Enterprise security software solutions, ESET again named the only Challenger in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection for the second year running.
The Internet of Things, the use of Big Data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and data transmission development nowadays significantly impact the daily lives of human beings and foster innovations in almost every field. At the beginning of the year, the organisers of the Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM invited industry experts and speakers of the previous years to evaluate the technological development and forecast the trends of 2019. We offer you to take a look at a few of them!
Everyone is welcome to discuss the recent developments in the field in what is already the 8th Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM 2019, which will take place on 10 and 11 October.
5G Internet promotes digitalisation in all sectors; opportunity for Latvia to take the lead
Manufacturers are promising to offer the first 5G devices already this year, and Latvian telecommunications operators are also planning to develop the first 5G networks this year. Aleksandrs Sigajevs, Manager of Innovative Solutions at Latvian Mobile Telephone, points out that the next generation 5G mobile network will not simply mean even faster internet: “It is designed as a very stable wireless internet connection with a very low delay so that it can be relied on in automated production facilities, in unmanned cars driving in the traffic, and by patients receiving remote medical aid.” A. Sigajevs points out that 5G will promote digitisation in virtually every industry, and that Latvia has all the technological advantages, as well as the smart people needed to become a leader.
Artificial intelligence will also operate in Latvian
The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning allows organisations that have a lot of data to use them more efficiently: for financial institutions – to assess the risks associated with clients and transactions; for commercial companies – to customise their offer according to customer preferences; for doctors – to make a more accurate diagnosis and to choose the most appropriate treatment approach. For successful development of the field in Latvia, solutions in machine translation from/to Latvian, speech recognition and speech synthesis are needed. The company Tilde has already developed the most important artificial intelligence technologies for the Latvian language, and this year they are planned to be implemented in various solutions. Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Head of the company, promises that we will meet more and more virtual assistants speaking Latvian in customer support, eliminating the need to call an operator.
Aldis Ērglis, Head of the Machine Learning Laboratory at Emergn, points to the new challenges related to the industry that all global specialists face: “There are highly developed artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for cases when a lot of data is available, so it was possible to create solutions with highly precise results, such as in image recognition or in the creation of recommendations for online stores and social networks. In 2019, one of the challenges will be creating solutions that can achieve high accuracy, even with a small amount of data.”
New challenges in cybersecurity from individual to national security
As technologies evolve, more and more opportunities arise for wrong-doers in cyberspace. Individuals and entrepreneurs need to be aware that it is no longer possible to protect their data and the IT systems of the company with the protection tools used so far – antiviruses, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, etc.
Andris Soroka, Executive Director of Data Security Solutions points out that “In 2019, in the field of cybersecurity, from the “dark side” we will witness IoT-based attacks, a competition between automatic attack tools equipped with AI and protection systems equipped with AI, incidents caused by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), geopolitical incidents within the digital space and information wars, as well as increasingly sophisticated targeted attacks, identity theft and global data leaks.”
Kirils Solovjovs, the leading researcher and IT security expert at possible.lv also points out that entrepreneurs continue to adjust their behaviour to the General Data Protection Regulation. “In recent years, entrepreneurs have been tempted to collect data about their customers, even if data collection is not profitable (yet). However, this year’s data leaks caused by hackers and computer viruses will encourage the storage of only the necessary data.
State-sponsored cyberattacks are no less important to remember – China is still actively interested in opportunities for industrial espionage, and some experts have already named the hostile activities of Russia in the cyberspace of Latvia and other European countries a new “cold war””.
Business process automation will also improve the efficiency of medium and small businesses
Business Process Automation (BPA) allows one to reduce manual, time-consuming and costly tasks within a company and to replace them with automated processes that run faster and reduce operating costs. BPA allows organisations and professionals to do more meaningful and significant work, rather than devoting resources to tasks that are repetitive and monotonous. Maksims Jegorovs, Head of Accenture in Latvia predicts that this year, it will be the medium and small business sector which will focus more on data analysis and research: “There is still great potential in the field of data efficiency and use. There are some examples in this field, but the potential has not been reached, as the power of the data is valued more highly by large companies”.
Blockchain bubble has burst; solutions to real problems are expected
“The so-called Initial Coin Offering bubble has burst, and most of the counterfeit projects have died out, leaving only those projects that create real value,” says Konstantins Vasilenko, co-founder of Latvian Blockchain Association and Cryptocash.lv, and Executive Director of Paybis.com This year, the people employed in the industry, including in Latvia, will focus on the use of blockchain technology in real sectors and will try to solve real-life problems with blockchain technology. The University of Latvia’s Blockchain Pre-Accelerator is planning to bring in a second group of participants this year and to help young people create blockchain start-ups that will bring added value.
Latvian scientists are looking for practical applications of quantum computing
Quantum computing is becoming a field in which significant resources are invested. For example, this year Google announced the creation of a quantum computer with 72 quantum bits, nearing the line beyond which quantum computers will no longer be able to be modelled, even on the most powerful traditional computer. Andris Ambainis, Head of the Quantum Computer Science Centre of the Faculty of Computing of the University of Latvia states that the most topical issue for Latvian scientists is – what can be calculated using these devices: “This issue is particularly topical for medium-sized, noisy quantum computers that do not reach the capacity of a full-fledged quantum computer, but can surpass any traditional computer in solving specific tasks, and which will be available in the coming years.”
The RIGA COMM fair is organised by the International Exhibition Company BT 1.