PwC Cybersecurity & Privacy Day is taking place on October 13th: Apply now for the Pitch Competition! (Sponsored)

It’s time to get your submission ready for PwC Luxembourg’s annual cybersecurity and privacy pitching contest!

Could YOU have one of the top five innovative solutions addressing major cybersecurity or privacy challenges?

In our increasingly digital world, cybersecurity concerns are a top-level priority for businesses around the world. For enterprises, SMBs and startups alike, cybersecurity is critical and it’s an area where there’s plenty of room for new innovation. According to PwC’s 25th annual global survey, cybersecurity is at the top of CEOs’ minds for 2022 with cyber risks number one on the threat list.

In the meantime, CISOs are facing an unlimited number of various attacks and risks every day. DPOs see their mission evolve to ensure data security and privacy are respected in a complex environment. 

The PwC Cybersecurity and Privacy Day is an annual event aiming to help CISOs, DPOs and CEOs ensure they protect their company’s security in this digital era. This year, again, the event is taking place in Luxembourg on October 13th and there’s a lot going on! 

The 2022 edition of this unmissable cybersecurity day will be centred around the theme of Critical Infrastructure Protection. The event occurs within the wider framework of Cybersecurity Week and is highlighting Luxembourg as a leading European location for cybersecurity startups, talent investors and experts looking for growth opportunities.  

The Pitch Competition  

Beyond this, the day always hosts an incredibly exciting event – the Pitch Competition! PwC is on the lookout for innovative and promising solutions addressing the world’s cybersecurity and/or privacy challenges. You can already apply here! 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Pitch your innovation and gain credibility with international investors and corporate stakeholders; 
  • Increase your visibility with international media exposure;
  • Benefit from professional PwC coaching;
  • Become part of the European cybersecurity community by taking part in Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg 2022. 

After the pitching is done and the jury has made their decision, the Cybersecurity & Privacy Solution of the Year Award will be presented to the candidate that demonstrates excellence on all levels, from strategy to execution at the Cybersecurity Week Luxembourg Gala Dinner on 20 October.

Koen Maris, Cybersecurity Leader, PwC Luxembourg said: “We live in a  world that is ever more connected, where the physical is moving so close to the digital, soon it may be hard to tell them apart. Think about the range of it all from 3-D, sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), machines, factory processes, places and people. This convergence brings with it a whole new wave of opportunities, but it also poses certain risks. We also live in a world where we are more vulnerable, due to the fact that critical infrastructure operations that used to be stand-alone now link to the internet, which we know can be breached, and to a universe of data that is often sensitive. And all this in light of the current geopolitical context. This is why this year we chose the timely topic of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and can’t think of a better way to progress in this area than converging ourselves for a full day of activities. Join us for a fascinating  day of discussions on this topic so we can debate and learn together how  to better protect, prepare for and respond to threats and incidents  involving critical infrastructure ecosystems.” 

Key dates to remember 

  • Application start: 16 May 2022 
  • Application deadline: 26 June 2022 
  • Final Five Announcement: 12 September 2022 
  • PwC coaching: from 13 September 2022
  • PwC Cybersecurity & Privacy Day and Pitching competition: 13  October 2022 
  • Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner: 20 October 2022 

Applications are now open for the Pitch Competition. If you are involved in cybersecurity innovation, this is one you don’t want to miss out on. Apply today to become one of the final five.