Live Session with ISS, Steve Wozniak, UNICEF, Interpol – International Online Cybersecurity Training Cyber Polygon 2021 Highlights

  • Stanislav Kuznetsov , Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board at Sberbank

  • 12.07.2021 01:30 pm
  • #cybersecurity #banking

Centered on the secure development of digital ecosystems, training event consisted of  two parallel tracks: an online conference for a wide audience, which was joined by over  seven million viewers from 78 countries, and a practical segment for cybersecurity  experts, which gathered 200 organizations from 48 countries. 

Cyber Polygon opened with a welcome speech by Sberbank CEO and Chairman of the  Executive Board Herman Gref. Then, the 7 mn+ audience was welcomed by Russian  Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Founder and Executive Chairman of the World  Economic Forum Klaus Schwab. Professor Schwab said that the number of cybercrime  threats was rising and acknowledged that technological development was key in  countering the new threats. 

Ecosystems as a new way of global integration was the first session. Herman  Gref and Steve Wozniak spoke about the history of Apple’s development and the  challenges and risks ecosystems face today. They also addressed the role of technology  and education in the evolution of the digital world. 

The second discussion, called Digital state of tomorrow — what will it be? was  moderated by Ryan Chilcote, Independent Global Affairs and Economics Broadcaster,  Bloomberg TV and CNN alumnus, who talked to Roger Halbheer, Microsoft’s Chief  Security Advisor, and Igor Lyapunov, Vice President for Information Security,  Rostelecom. They spoke of how states change through technological progress, what role  business plays in it, and what measures are being taken to protect citizens around the  world. 

The next session on the agenda was called New world — new currency. How to make  the financial system resilient as digital currencies proliferate? Moderator Matthew  Blake, World Economic Forum Head of Financial and Monetary System Initiatives, talks  to Mark Barnett, President of Mastercard Europe, Matthew Dill, Global Head of  Strategic Partnerships and Ventures and Senior Vice President at Visa, and Alexey  Zabotkin, Deputy Governor with Bank of Russia, about the prospects and risks of digital  currencies, some ongoing projects, and the impact of new means of payment on the  traditional financial system. 

During the direct contact with the ISS, Deputy Chairman of the Sberbank Executive Board  Stanislav Kuznetsov talked to Oleg Novitskiy, Hero of the Russian Federation,  ROSCOSMOS Test Cosmonaut, and Pyotr Dubrov, ROSCOSMOS Test Cosmonaut.  The astronauts spoke about how technology helps them in their ISS work, how  international space cooperation evolves, and how even astronauts encounter online scam  attempts. 

The next session was called Combating ransomware — developing an international  response. It was joined by Craig Jones, INTERPOL Cybercrime Director, Michael 

Daniel, President and CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance, and Teresa Walsh, Global Head  of Intelligence at FS-ISAC. The speakers discussed why the number of ransomware  attacks had risen over the last year, talked about the efforts being taken at the level of  governments and individuals, and the steps that need to be taken to reinforce the  international collaboration against cybercrime. 

The next discussion to follow was Resilient supply chains — protect people by  protecting business. Vice President and General Manager of IBM Security Chris  McCurdy, Vice President of Products at Check Point Software Technologies Dorit Dor

Trend Micro COO Kevin Simzer, and Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky discussed  the challenges that supply chains of companies face today, the measures that need to be  taken to secure partner networks in their entirety, and why the ‘cyberimmunity’ principle  underlies strong protection. 

The discussion was followed by a special address by Jürgen Stock, Secretary General,  INTERPOL, who spoke about the role Interpol plays in combating global cybercrime. 

Then Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross, talked  to Mikhail Vinogradov, Head of the General Department of International Legal  Cooperation, General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation, about the role of the  Red Cross in creating a safe cyber space. 

The next discussion of the event addressed the question of how to protect users in the  global digital space and to consider the interests of all the parties — countries, businesses  and people. Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director of DiploFoundation, moderated the  discussion with the following speakers: Andrey Vorobyov, Director of Coordination  Center for TLD .RU/.РФ, and Mandy Carver, SVP for Government and  Intergovernmental Organization Engagement, ICANN. 

Finally, a dialogue on cyberbullying and protecting children from digital threats was held  between Stanislav Kuznetsov and Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF. 

For the third year in a row, Cyber Polygon has united top tier speakers from government  agencies and major international organizations, cybersecurity and technical experts from  across the world. We have talked about the opportunities and risks of technological  development, discussed digital currency security, and the future of a digital state. I find it  particularly important that we have also addressed the issue of protecting children in  cyberspace. Our live stream has been joined by over seven million viewers from 78  countries. We all did a great job at the event. I would like to thank everyone for their  contribution to our secure future. 

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