In his presentation, Amb. Badridze will analyze Russia’s political system as the core driver of its aggressive foreign policy and highlight the contradictions between the actions of the regime and Russia’s long-term national interests. He will discuss the patterns of the Western approaches to Russia which were often based on misunderstanding of the latter’s goals and modus operandi. Amb. Badridze will conclude with the overview of the current situation on the frontlines of Ukraine and the possible scenarios for the near future.
Cyber Crime is booming and can have a massive impact on the security and stability of companies and countries. States are fighting for supremacy in digitalisation. It is a new kind of warfare without a classic warrior and far too often underestimated. State-sponsored threat actors, hacker organisations, terrorist groups and security companies are changing the risk situation. Fake news, extortion, espionage and sabotage are prime threats in a highly-connected world. Peter Hacker will not only show in his keynote the development of risks, but also outlines hands-on ways and recommendations to detect and respond to threats and control the destiny of digital assets. In his view, states, companies and organizations of all kinds do well to treat future opportunities and risks with equal priority.
Former Ambassador of Georgia to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Senior Fellow at The Rondeli Foundation and Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS)
With almost three decades of experience in the public and diplomatic sectors, Ambassador Giorgi Badridze has an extensive experience of working with international business, media, senior politicians and decision makers.
Peter Hacker is an outside-the-box-minded, internationally sought-after Swiss cybersecurity professional with 20 years of cyber risk, advisory, underwriting, and technical cybersecurity leadership experience in London, New York, Singapore, and Zurich.