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06.02.2018

Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Atlantic Council to Host a Conference “Russia’s Cyber Operations in Ukraine and Beyond”

On February 6 and 8, 2018, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the Atlantic Council will host “Russia’s Cyber Operations in Ukraine and Beyond”, a two-part conference that will address Russia’s hybrid war and cyber attacks in Ukraine, as well as its broader cyber aggression against the West. The conference will take place in Washington, DC and San Antonio, TX. 

The events will bring together key stakeholders, researchers, government officials, and members of civil society who will assess Russia’s cyber aggressions and provide timely recommendations and responses. It will feature panels on: Testing Ground: Ukraine’s Experience with Russian Cyber Attacks and Moscow’s Broader Cyber Operations Against the West.

Among the speakers of the conference are: The Hon. Will Hurd, US Representative for Texas’s 23rd District, US House of Representatives; Ms. Laura Galante, Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Dr. Khatuna Mshvidobadze, Principal, Cyberlight Global Associates; Adjunct Professor of Cyber Security, Utica College; Dr. Kenneth Geers, Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Mr. Frank Kramer, Distinguished Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Mr. Dan Gunter, Principal Threat Analyst, Dragos, Inc.Dr. Oleh Derevianko, Chairman of the Board, Information Systems Security Partners (ISSP); Mr. Nikolay Koval, Chief Executive Officer, CyS Centrum, LLC; Dr. Oleksandr Potii, Deputy Chief Designer, JSC Institute of Information Technology; Mr. Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration, Government of Ukraine;

The discussions will be moderated by Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Ambassador James Creagan, Ambassador Eugene Scassa Visiting Professor of International Diplomacy, St. Mary’s University; and Dr. Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow - Foreign Policy, Brookings Institute.

DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (Washington, DC)

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (San Antonio, TX)

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Local Time

LOCATION: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Texas A&M University-San Antonio, Auditorium, One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224

This event is on the record and open to press. Please click here to register. If you are interested in interviewing a speaker, please email [email protected]

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