Business programme

Lessons from the Cyber Crisis. What to Expect in the Future?

16 Jun , 11:00–12:15
Modern Technology for Humanity: Building a Responsible Future

Digital sovereignty is a key factor in the development of a state, society, and business. Digital sovereignty, i.e., national control over key IT technologies, determines the extent to which society enjoys true sovereignty: from access to reliable information and the ability to pay for purchases to the sustainability of critical information infrastructure. An essential part of digital sovereignty is the ability to use national resources to ensure cybersecurity. The events of 2022 have shown that the integration of global, indeed, primarily Western, technologies, allows for a rapid build-up of high levels of digitalization without a need for investing in one's own technology. A rapid departure of many enterprises from the country can quickly erase these achievements. Recent decades have seen Russia launch a large import substitution programme, and in the field of cybersecurity progress has been impressive, though ultimately the efforts made under pressing conditions have been unsatisfactory. In the face of a myriad of attacks, by no means have all organizations been prepared to repel them. There has often been a lack of basic protections and backup systems, an absence of response and recovery plans, and serious inadequacies in staffing. Great efforts on the part of experts have allowed most companies to avoid serious setbacks, but how can we ensure a systematic approach to dealing with such crises? How have the motivations of hackers changed in 2022? Are approaches to combating these things changing as a result? What can we do about the international exchange of data on cybercrime?