Cyber War & Business Risks

We are at war. All of us! Current events are the best proof. War is no longer only taking place on the physical battlefield but also in cyberspace. Highly trained cyber warriors can paralyse a target – a financial institution, a corporate organisation, or even a country’s infrastructure - with a single keystroke.
Since 2010 a new cyber arms race has begun. It prompts many nations to create and use advanced cyber weapons and teams for their own (clandestine) operations.
At the same time, criminal organisations set up new business models to make their "big game hunting" even more potent with further blackmail and extortion techniques..
Still, cyber weapons and expertise can also be used 'for good' by state actors like the cyber specialists in defence or by non-state actors like the communities of white hat hackers active in the war in Ukraine today.
Cyber defence is not just the business of government or the military. The risk of a cyber war bringing business to a complete halt is not just a dystopian scenario from some disaster movie. Every individual, every organisation would be affected. The fight against the cyber threat is a common challenge of the government, defence, and the corporate world. Of all of us, in fact.
On October 12, CIONET brings together key protagonists of cyber warfare. Top speakers from the government, the military and even a prominent leader of the white-hat hacker community will give their vision on the cyber threat. Together with them and industry experts, we also look at scenarios 'what to do if...'.

Interview Occupy The Web
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Thomas Colyn
CISO - DPG Media
Former Security Manager Belgian Defence
Graham Ingram
Graham Ingram
CISO - University of Oxford
+20 years experience Leadership Posts @ UK Ministry of Defence
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Christian Heggen
Strategic Threat Advisor
Occupy the web
Occupy the web
Leading member
Gregory Cardiet
Gregory Cardiet
VP Security Engineering International
Georges Ataya
Georges Ataya
Vice President
Belgian Cyber Security Coalition
Arie Van Hoe
Arie Van Hoe
Executive Manager Law and Business
Joris Weyn
Responsible Audit & Infosecurity
Delen Private Bank


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