Special expert panel: A situation report on the Russia-Ukrainian invasion | SASIG
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Monday 21 March 2022, 10am-12noon (GMT)

In this session, we examined the cyber components of the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. An expert panel provided an overview of the key threat vectors, including cyber espionage, information operations, and disruptive attacks.

We explored the implications Russian state cyber operations, as well as criminal gangs and other cyber actors, pose for not just Ukraine, but also Western states more broadly. This is a key time to prepare rather than panic, and the session therefore concluded with actionable advice for network defenders on bolstering their defences.

Please note that due to the sensitive detail included in this session, we employed Chatham House Rule. This session could only be watched live – no recordings are available.


Guest chaired by

Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, Reliance acsn

Panellists and contributions from:

Martin Smith MBE (info), Chairman and Founder, The SASIG
Dr Jamie Collier
(info), Senior Threat Intelligence Advisor, Mandiant
Rob Black (info), Director, UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, and Lecturer of Information Activities, Cranfield University
Andrew Lee, Director of Government Affairs, ESET
Andy Garth, Government Affairs Lead, ESET

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