Bits and Borders: Navigating Asymmetrical Risks in a Digital World | Wilson Center
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Bits and Borders: Navigating Asymmetrical Risks in a Digital World

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The Wilson Center's Science and Technology Innovation program is pleased to host a forum exploring the changing digital and analog risk landscape. Previously, the risk landscape was defined only by physical boundaries. Today, digital borders, measured in lines of code impact trade and commerce. Economies can grow or shrink due to seemingly unrelated events like political actions, the gig economy, cyber attacks, sanctions, and management (or mismanagement) of global information systems. These digital risks trigger the need for fresh solutions and a new private/public sectors approach to risk mitigation. What role does the private sector play in the response to cyber incidents? Are businesses aware of the resources and strategies needed to mitigate risk? What role does the private industry play in protecting personnel from digital threats to life safety?

This forum will address these questions, and more, with leading experts from across sectors.


 9:00 AM: Introduction

 9:15 AM: What are digital borders?

 10:00 AM: What's the new normal?

 10:45 AM: How have responsibilities for protecting security shifted?

 11:30 AM: Red-teaming new challenges: what's on the horizon?



Bryson Bort, Founder/CEO of Scythe, Founder of Grimm Cyber, National Security Institute Fellow, Co-Founder of ICS Village, Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute

Anatoliy Chudnovskiy. VP Business Unit Head, EPAM Systems

William Green, Founder and Managing Partner, TD International LLC

Niloofar Razi Howe, Sr. Operating Partner, Energy Impact Partners; Member Board of Directors, Recorded Future; Sr. Fellow, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America; former Chief Strategy Officer, RSA Security

Rob Knake, Senior Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations

Paul J. Kunas, Accenture Managing Director – Information Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Bruce McIndoe, President & Founder, WorldAware, Inc

Peter J. O'Neil, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International

Tim Weir, Former Managing Director, Global Asset Protection, Accenture; Global Fellow, Wilson Center

Evan Wolff, Partner at Crowell & Moring; Global Fellow, Wilson Center