Cyber risks have evolved from information stealing and “hacking” events to indispensable nation-state intelligence collection and the impact of asymmetric warfare. Today’s CISO must be more attune to geopolitical events to not only understand the potential threats to their organization but also to their key enabling partners to include supply chain, critical infrastructure (e.g. – Communications, Energy, Finance, etc). This discussion will review current world events with a focus on Europe, the Middle East and Asia; the geopolitical escalation “triggers” CISOs need to be aware of; and, the situations when unrestricted cyberwarfare may be seen as an appropriate means to achieve national interests.
Chairman, SINET and Venture Partner, SYN Ventures
EVP, Head, Financial Crimes – Cyber, Fraud, Physical Security and Crisis Management
BMO Financial Group
VP & Chief Security Officer
Chief Trust Officer