Event description

On Wednesday, October 27 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 final roundtable will highlight existing knowledge of traditional adversaries associated with ransomware attacks, including both non-state entities and entities acting within permission nation-states, as well as the future where adversarial AI enables ransomware “at net speeds” presenting significant challenges for law enforcement. Relevant questions will include:

  • What are the looming threats of both traditional and non-traditional adversaries and how might we adapt and embrace new public-private partnerships to tackle these thorny issues that know no boundaries?

Hosted by

Trent Teyema
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council