08, 2023 - On Thursday, September 7, AhnLab(CEO Suk-kyoon Kang) hosted AhnLab
ISF 2023, an integrated security strategy conference for client companies and
corporate/institutional security staff, at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel.
The event, based around the theme of "Detect,
Respond, and Evolve: Security Powered by AI (artificial intelligence)," began
with an opening address from CEO Suk-kyoon Kang. It included a total of 22
speaking events, featuring a keynote session from Professor Yoo-jae Won
(President of the Korea Institute of Information Security & Cryptology),
AhnLab Research Institute Head Sung-hak Jeon, and AhnLab Product and Service
Planning Head Chang-hee Kim. It also featured a subsequent track session during
which security experts from AhnLab, its subsidiaries, and its customers discussed
security trends, technologies, and incident cases.
[Chief Executive Officer's Opening Address]
During his opening address, CEO Suk-kyoon
Kang noted that AhnLab, as the sole domestic security vendor catering to
endpoints, networks, services, and clouds, "has been working for a number
of years on applying AI technology to security," adding that the company
would, in line with the event's theme, "further enhance detection and
response capabilities via this AI approach to provide more robust security to
In the keynote session on the theme of
cybersecurity and AI, Professor Yoo-jae Won (President of the Korea Institute
of Information Security & Cryptology and faculty at Chungnam National
University's Computer Convergence Division) presented a methodology for the
utilization of AI with a special focus on the AI technologies currently
receiving the most attention, such as "AI for Security," "Security
for AI," and "Safety for AI."
AhnLab Research Institute Head Sung-hak
Jeon then presented on the future of AI-utilizing security products. Director
Jeon introduced approaches for applying AI to cybersecurity, as well as AI
technologies to AhnLab products, further taking time to make predictions about
how security products may evolve in line with shifting trends in AI.
Finally, AhnLab Product and Service
Planning Head Chang-hee Kim gave a speech titled "Past and Present:
Continuing Future Security that Anticipates Novelty" during which he
presented the increasingly sophisticated nature of security threats and the
solutions that have been developed to counter them. He also introduced a future
security roadmap developed by AhnLab.
The track presentation session that
followed proceeded on three tracks: Consolidation, TDR (threat detection and
response) & Best Practices, and Modernization.
In each presentation session, security
experts from AhnLab, its subsidiaries, and its customers shared practical
security insights with attendees. Presenters shared everything from the latest
security threats, TI (threat intelligence) use cases, the development process
of AhnLab XDR (scheduled for release in October), and a demo of AhnLab XDR's
use, to various trends in zero trust network access models, clouds, OT
(operational technology), blockchain, as well as the direction AhnLab plans to
take in threat response.
At exhibition booths, major,
soon-to-be-released AhnLab and AhnLab subsidiary-developed services like AhnLab
XDR were also demonstrated. Particularly positively received were the
specialized consultations offered to all attendees.
Notably, AhnLab used environmentally
conscious materials for this event. Not only were the plastic covers for lanyard-style
name tags removed but also most of the structures inside the event venue—including
the speaker's podium, registration desk, and exhibition booths—were fabricated using
honeycomb board* rather than more conventional materials.
*Honeycomb board: Panels that feature an
internal honeycomb structure, offering strength at a reduced weight. The most
prevalent event-use materials are (1) aluminum panels for construction and (2)
paperboard panels for decoration. A honeycomb paperboard panel is also known as
corrugated cardboard. AhnLab made use of only the former (2).
To learn more about AhnLab, visit www.ahnlab.com.
About AhnLab, Inc.
Founded in 1995, AhnLab, Inc., a leader in
cyber threat analysis, delivers comprehensive protection for endpoints,
networks, transactions, and essential services. AhnLab provides best-of-breed
threat prevention that scales easily for high-speed networks by combining cloud
analysis with endpoint and server resources. AhnLab’s multidimensional approach
combines with exceptional service to create truly global protection against
attacks that evade traditional security defenses. That’s why more than 25,000 organizations
rely on AhnLab’s award-winning products and services to make the internet safe
and reliable for their business operations.