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Parallel Session

From Cyber-Covid’19 to Cyberwar’23: a look at the evolving Threat Landscape

Cybersecurity Congress Cyber Security

Wednesday 01, 13:00h - 13:30h | Cybersecurity Congress room
01-02-2023 13:00 01-02-2023 13:30 Europe/Madrid From Cyber-Covid’19 to Cyberwar’23: a look at the evolving Threat Landscape

The impact and the toll that Covid'19 had on our lives is undeniable. Ranging from vaccine-related cyberespionage operations, designed to steal formulas and accelerate development, to news-driven and Covid-19 themed spearphishing attacks, 2019 and 2020 have been a rough ride. Yet, the most significant and long lasting impact was probably the paradigm change that came with WFH - “Work from home”. Rushing to adjust their networks and remote work strategies, companies opened new vulnerabilities and threat actors were quick to take advantage. In addition to the nation states, professional ransomware groups, hacking collectives such as Lapsus$ or Guacamaya and hacktivists boosted their arsenals and spiced up their operations turning the internet into a battleground. In this presentation, we will cover: • Threat overview and main trends during the Covid-19 years • The rise of professional ransomware groups and hacking collectives • Cyberwar or not? The armed conflicts, role of IoT hacking, key attacks • O Cybersecurity Congress room


The impact and the toll that Covid'19 had on our lives is undeniable. Ranging from vaccine-related cyberespionage operations, designed to steal formulas and accelerate development, to news-driven and Covid-19 themed spearphishing attacks, 2019 and 2020 have been a rough ride. Yet, the most significant and long lasting impact was probably the paradigm change that came with WFH - “Work from home”. Rushing to adjust their networks and remote work strategies, companies opened new vulnerabilities and threat actors were quick to take advantage. In addition to the nation states, professional ransomware groups, hacking collectives such as Lapsus$ or Guacamaya and hacktivists boosted their arsenals and spiced up their operations turning the internet into a battleground. In this presentation, we will cover: • Threat overview and main trends during the Covid-19 years • The rise of professional ransomware groups and hacking collectives • Cyberwar or not? The armed conflicts, role of IoT hacking, key attacks • O

Speakers

Pedro Mier

Pedro Mier holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineer ing from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, MBA from ESADE and PADE from IESE. He is currently President of AMETIC (Association of Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies of Spain), Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of TRYO Aerospace & Electronics, Board Member of the Premo Group and Committee of CTTC. member of Space Angels Network and Member of the Sc ientific Advisory

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