Jarad Carleton, Frost & Sullivan, Mikko Hyppönen, WithSecure, Jean-Ian Boutin, ESET and Avihai Ben-Yossef, Cymulate
The war in Ukraine changed geopolitics in Europe and the NATO alliance faster than anyone could have imagined. Sanctions, flight bans, technology sales bans, asset seizures, the inability to use the SWIFT system have been used to apply pressure on the Russian government. One aspect of the war that is under reported is the cybersecurity dimension and if sanctions and technology sales bans will drive new waves of ransomware attacks and cyber economic espionage as a means to fuel the continued modernisation of the Russian economy. Cybersecurity executives from Finland, Slovakia, and Israel have come together with Frost & Sullivan to discuss the potential cybersecurity implications of the largest war in Europe since World War 2 and offer well balanced opinions on the use Russian cybersecurity products in a world that has changed dramatically since February 24th, 2022.