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Join this roundtable to discuss some of the key emerging cyber threats facing governments and the private sector and how they can better work together to build more resilient cyber strategies.
Recent cyberattacks have highlighted the vulnerability of governments and private organizations to a range of cyber threats, from targeted ransomware attacks, to long-term cybersecurity risks. In May, Ireland’s Department of Health faced days of disruption after hackers forced the shutdown of its IT systems while the largest oil pipeline in the US was taken offline for five days causing major fuel shortages. These attacks demonstrate that threats in cyberspace, if left unchecked, can undermine the online and offline security of governments, businesses and citizens.
- What is behind the continued rise in cybercrime?
- What are the key vulnerabilities and sectors that are being targeted by cybercriminals
- What evolving tools and tactics are they using?
- What lessons have been learnt from recent large scale cyber-attacks in terms of effective collaboration between governments and the private sector?
- How can national governments develop more resilient national strategies to protect against cyberattacks?
- What should be the role of the private sector?
- What work needs to be done at a regional and international level to tackle the threat of cybercrime?
This event is part of the Business in Focus virtual series. To facilitate an engaging dialogue and exchange of ideas between participants this event will be convened in a virtual roundtable format.
As with all Chatham House events, members’ questions drive the conversation. Register now to share, debate and develop ideas on this critical international issue. This event is for corporate members of Chatham House. Not a member? Find out more.