Mr Ross Tsagalidis
Cyber Security Advisor & Consultant at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences
Swedish Armed Forces/Stockholm University
3:10 PM THE INTERFACE BETWEEN MAN AND MACHINE: ASSESSING THE LIMITATIONS OF CYBER TECHNOLOGY AND MAXIMISING THE READINESS OF THE HUMAN CYBER OPERATOR
Industry has worked hard to develop a range of innovative solutions that can defend the network and the information stored within it against cyber degradation and attack. Technology, however, can only take us so far. Delivering a truly robust cyber defence strategy will depend on overcoming current training gaps, so that cyber personnel and the broader workforce can effectively identify and respond to attacks on the network. This panel will examine the limitations of technology, and will help establish a clear training framework for the cyber force of tomorrow. Discussion points will include:
- To what extent does the provision of greater information and network security depend on enhanced training, and what obstacles must be overcome if that training is to be effectively delivered?
- Drawing on examples of simulated cyber training exercises to identify and overcome weaknesses for existing CERTS
- Upskilling cyber teams so that they are equipped to cope with as diverse a range of threats as possible
This panel will be a valuable opportunity to assess those emerging capabilities that will revolutionise the protection of information in a distributed, remote asset-heavy network. Discussion points will include:
- Developing a more sophisticated approach to cyber threat intelligence. Using advanced analytics to accurately predict, prioritise and respond to threats to the networks. Can an accurate understanding of attacker motivations contribute to the implementation of a robust defensive framework?
- Encrypting communications and datalinks to support the protection of and access to remote assets, even when the network is distributed across a complex operating space
- How might blockchain be used to support information security for defence networks?
- How will innovations in artificial intelligence support a broader approach to cyber defence?