Business is now on the frontlines of cyberwarfare. More than just the threat of hackers, companies have to worry about how nation-state conflicts might affect them—from cyberespionage groups out to steal their intellectual property, to targeted attacks aimed at shutting down critical nation infrastructures. For example, in 2017, theWannaCry attacks shut down computers in more than 80 NHS organizations throughout England, resulting in over 20,000 appointments cancelled, 600 GP surgeries forced to return to pen and paper, and 5 hospitals that resorted to diverting ambulances because they were unable to handle their emergency case load. Incidences like this, as well as Denmark’s NotPetya attack—at the time dubbed the “Most Devastating Cyberattack in History” by WIRED—have cost companies billions of dollars, as they become the collateral victims in state conflict.
So, how do you prioritize your information security budget when you’re no longer only concerned about hackers, but about nation-state attacks as well? In this talk, Tarah Wheeler—newly appointed the US/UK Fulbright Scholar in Cyber Security—shows leaders and organizations how to develop an effective threat model and understand their lines of defense. As cyberattacks from foreign governments continue to increase, it’s imperative that businesses learn how to defend themselves, take proactive action, and recognize their larger place in the world’s growing, complex technical ecosystem. This talk helps them do just that.