Cyber Polygon 2020: Global Experts to Discuss How to Prevent a Digital Pandemic
Executives from IBM, ICANN and Ernst & Young will join the upcoming Cyber Polygon 2020 — an annual international online cybersecurity exercise to take place 8th of July. The event is the official project of the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity and Sberbank Group, and is supported by INTERPOL.
In 2020, the world has witnessed events that have dramatically changed the lives of all people. Businesses have been forced to adapt to the fast-paced environment and have become more dependent on digital communication channels than ever. The challenge has been further complicated by a surge in cybercrime amidst the pandemic. Cyberattacks and data fraud are ranked 9th among the most likely fallouts for the world, according to the latest World Economic Forum’s COVID-19 Risks Outlook.
Therefore, the main theme of discussion at Cyber Polygon will be the prevention of a digital pandemic, which could certainly occur given the rapid pace of global digitalisation. Viewers of the live stream will hear lectures from Wendi Whitmore — Vice President of IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence, John Crain — Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer at ICANN, and Jacqueline Kernot — Partner in Cybersecurity, Ernst & Young. IBM is a technology partner of the event.
The event agenda is underway.
In addition to the live stream, Cyber Polygon 2020 features a training for technical teams from global corporations. The participants will practise a variety of skills: repelling active attacks, investigating incidents, scanning IT perimeters and reporting an attack to law enforcement