Event description

On Wednesday, September 29 from 1:30-3:00 p.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 second roundtable will focus specifically on the intersection of industry insurance for companies and ransomware. Relevant questions will include:

  • How should ransomware attacks be reported?
  • What are the legal logistics of making a ransomware pay-off in the event that the pay-off results in an unsatisfactory conclusion?
  • How does insurance fit within the countering ransomware ecosystem?

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council