Disruptors: Trends and Technologies
Mercedes Bar

With high-profile cases of attacks and numerous examples of sensitive corporate and personal data being stolen, cyber security is becoming a top priority for both governments and boardrooms. What is the appropriate balance between public sector preventative measures and private sector responsibilities to invest in enhanced protection? What cyber security strategies – both at the national and corporate levels – are proving most effective? And how can international cooperation help win the war against cyber threats?

Sergei Plugotarenko , Director, Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC)

Ehud Barak , Prime Minister of Israel (1999–2001)
Frederic Donck , Regional Bureau Director for Europe, The Internet Society
Alexander Zharov , Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor)
Angela McKay , Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy team, Microsoft
Nikolay Nikiforov , Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Ilya Sachkov , Founder, General Director, Group-IB
Houlin Zhao , Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Svetlana Shamzon , Vice President, Closed Joint-Stock Company TransTeleCom

Front row participants
Konstantin Dolgov , Special Representative for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Andrey Semerikov , General Director, CJSC ER-Telecom Holding


Key moments

Threats have become more global. States should combine their efforts and develop new rules of the game.
Nikolay Nikiforov
Today cybersecurity has ceased to be a problem just for specialists. It has become a national, transnational and global problem.
Alexander Zharov