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SEC.5 : Interconnected and vulnerable: the weakest link in cybersecurity
Thursday, 08 October 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room E

The recent financial crisis has demonstrated to what extent the world is interconnected, integrated and interdependent. Continuous international transactions amongst individuals, companies and nations, and the constant flow of people and money around the world, bring not only positive economic benefits but also increased cyber-vulnerability. The cybersecurity net we have developed complete with firewalls, anti-spy and anti-virus software, is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. How can we develop a truly global approach? How can developed countries and corporations contribute to the "cybersecurization" of developing countries who do not have the means or the expertise to implement responsible and adequate cybersecurity programs? What about the role of the individual?

This session has been prepared in cooperation with the Geneva Security Forum (GSF)

* Mr David A. Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, United States

* Mr Bashir Patel, Director of Programmes and Business Development, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation - CTO, United Kingdom
* Ms Jody Westby, CEO, Global Cyber Risk LLC, United States
* Dr Arkadiy Kremer, Chairman ITU-T SG 17 and Chairman, Russian Association for Networks and Services - RANS , Russian Federation
* Mr Basil Udotai, Managing Partner, Technology Advisors, ICT Lawyers & Consultants, Nigeria
* Mr Victor-Emmanuel de Sa, Strategy Director, Geneva Solutions SA, Switzerland