The keynote speaker discusses the importance of digital resilience in the face of cyber threats and misinformation, and suggests reconceptualizing security through the lens of resilience rather than compliance.
- Cyber threats and misinformation are significant challenges in the digital era
- The language of geopolitics and geostability may not be useful in addressing these challenges
- Reconceptualizing security through the lens of resilience can increase overall security and confidence for everyone
- Digital resilience consists of three enablers: a national approach to cybersecurity, continuity planning, and strong data governance and privacy
- Investing in digital resilience can help societies anticipate, prepare for, prevent, and respond to crises and disasters
The speaker notes that the value placed on privacy depends on societal norms, but establishing a trusted digital ecosystem is fundamental to resilience. He suggests that data governance includes knowing how data will be collected and handled, as well as what norms to apply to information circulated within society. An example of the importance of digital resilience is the cyber attacks launched against Estonia and Georgia in the past decade, as well as the use of misinformation in elections and referendums.