YTN Event: A Discussion Dedicated to Cybersecurity and Cyber Risk
- Jessica Zucker, Cybersecurity Strategist at Microsoft EU Government Affairs team in Brussels
The YTN Paris Chapter is honored to host Ms. Jessica Zucker, cybersecurity strategist at Microsoft EU Government Affairs team in Brussels to discuss cybersecurity and cyber risk.
Hardly a day goes by without the latest destructive malware, data breach or email hack making headlines around the world. Over the last few years, developments which began as isolated incidents have now become an everyday reality. The development of cyber capabilities by nation states have quickly followed suit which has led NATO to recognize cyberspace as a new domain of warfare. It is no hyperbole to say that a cyber arms race is well underway.
From the WannaCry and NotPetya cyber-attacks that targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure, we are now seeing an even more worrisome development in nation-state campaigns in cyberspace: the targeting of democratic processes. Over the past year, allegations surfaced of election interference in the United States, U.K., Spain, France, and more — nation-states are now engaging in targeting campaigns aimed at our candidates, campaigns, information, ads, and potentially even our election infrastructure.
In a time of rapid technological change, slow policy discussions, and deep geopolitical divisions, there is uncertainty as to how we can collectively harness the benefits of technology while preventing destructive cyber conflict. Difficult to trace and shrouded in anonymity, how can the world address the potential risks of cyber conflict? What can the private sector do to mitigate these risks?
The discussion will be held in English.
Registration is mandatory. To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Zoé Klein: Zklein@gmfus.org