Event description

On Wednesday, October 13 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET, please join the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Cyber Statecraft Initiative for an off-the-record conversation, held under Chatham House Rule, examining the nexus between ransomware and cyberthreat intelligence, industry insurance, cryptocurrencies, and adversarial actors.

Ransomware poses a significant threat to national and economic security. Ransomware incidents can severely impact diplomatic, intelligence, military, and economic processes and leave organizations without the data they need to operate and deliver mission-critical services. By forging deeper connections and conversations between government, cybersecurity firms, and cryptocurrency industries, organizations can be better protected against ransomware attacks. This roundtable series will inform a playbook to guide government and industry actors respond to ransomware incidents, preserve evidence, and form new partnerships needed to address these cyber challenges.

This third roundtable will focus specifically on the nexus between cryptocurrencies and ransomware. Relevant questions will include:

  • How to ensure cryptocurrencies aren’t used as accelerants for bad activities including ransomware, cybercrimes, and other financial scams?
  • How to best address the cross-border global challenges of both cryptocurrency financial flows as well as “know your customer/client” responsibilities for cryptocurrency platforms amidst rising ransomware demands and increasing attacks.

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council