Welcome and Introduction

Judge Nelson Wolff
County Judge
Bexar County, Texas

Keynote Remarks

The Hon. Will Hurd
US Representative for Texas’s 23rd District
US House of Representatives

Mr. Dmytro Shymkiv
Deputy Head of Presidential Administration
Government of Ukraine

Testing Ground: Ukraine’s Experience with Russian Cyber Attacks

Dr. Oleh Derevianko
Chairman of the Board
Information Systems Security
Partners (ISSP)

Mr. Dan Gunter
Principal Threat Analyst
Dragos, Inc.

Mr. Nikolay Koval
Chief Executive Officer
CyS Centrum, LLC

Dr. Oleksandr Potii
Deputy Chief Designer
JSC Institute of Information Technology

Moderated by:

Ambassador James Creagan
Ambassador Eugene Scassa Visiting Professor of International Diplomacy
St. Mary’s University

Moscow’s Broader Cyber Operations Against the West

Mr. John Dickson
Denim Group, Ltd.

Dr. Kenneth Geers
Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative
Atlantic Council

Dr. Khatuna Mshvidobadze
Principal, Cyberlight Global Associates
Adjunct Professor of Cyber Security, Utica College

Ms. Tiffany Tremont
President and Chief Executive Officer
Silotech Group, Inc.

Moderated by:

Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Closing Remarks

Mr. Benjamin Loring
Head of the Board
The Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Maj. Gen. Christopher Weggeman
Commander, Twenty-Fourth Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber (AFCYBER)
Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas

Please join the Atlantic Council, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and Texas A&M University-San Antonio for a conference entitled Russia’s Cyber Operations in Ukraine and Beyond on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Americans learned during our last presidential campaign of the formidable reach of the Kremlin’s cyber operations.  Ukraine’s experience with this challenge predates ours.  Indeed, Russia has long been waging a hybrid war in Ukraine, using it as a testing ground for operations ranging from disinformation campaigns to cyberattacks aimed at the power grid and other critical infrastructure, as well as its continued military presence in Ukraine’s east. Russia’s cyber aggression has now extended past its neighbors and will require a transatlantic response. 

As technology outpaces the development of security measures, the cyber threat against the West will only continue to grow. Moscow’s cyber operations have provoked international concern about the nature of online misinformation, cybersecurity, and technology’s role in democratic discourse.

The Atlantic Council, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and Texas A&M University-San Antonio will bring together experts, policy makers, and key stakeholders to discuss the threat at hand in Ukraine and beyond, as well as Russia’s broader aims.

We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, an international, private and non-partisan philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine, was established in 2006 by businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk. It empowers the young generation to change their country and the world. To this end it implements projects and builds partnership in Ukraine and worldwide. Since 2006, the Foundation has invested over 125 million USD to transform Ukraine.

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s projects include, among others: an all-Ukrainian network of neonatal center Cradles of Hope; the largest private scholarship program in Ukraine, Zavtra.UA; the WorldWideStudies scholarship programme for Ukrainian students studying abroad and the PinchukArtCentre, the most dynamic art centre in Ukraine and the region, which gives free-of-charge access to contemporary art to inspire new thinking. The Foundation supports the international network Yalta European Strategy (YES), a leading forum for discussing Ukraine’s European future and global context.

The foundation supports a crowd funding platform to foster giving in Ukrainian society, the Philanthropic Marketplace. The Foundation is a member of the European Foundation Centre and the Ukrainian Grantmakers Forum. It cooperates with the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the Clinton Global Initiative, Amicus Europae Foundation and other nongovernmental organizations.

Official website: pinchukfund.org