Curious about the future threats of cybersecurity and geopolitics? As governments become more directly involved in cyberspace, geopolitics and cybersecurity will collide.
Join YPFP and AJC ACCESS NY to learn more about the future political risks in Eastern Europe with Helen Popp, Second Secretary of Economic Affairs and Cyber Coordinator at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Romanian cybersecurity thought leader Petrica Ruta, Principal at Cisco Security Services.
The discussion will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the future threats of cybersecurity.
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Helen Popp is digital policy and economic counselor at the Estonian Embassy in Washington. In 2013- 2016 Helen served as Cyber Coordinator at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her role was to coordinate cyber policy planning and the coherence of Estonia’s positions internationally, including contributing actively to the design of cyber security policies within international organizations and deepening bilateral cooperation with partner countries. In this role, Helen worked with policy and technical stakeholders, partners from government, international organizations, and academia on a range of cybersecurity issues, including cybersecurity strategy and policy, promoting norms of responsible state behavior and cyber stability, advancing cybersecurity in third countries, promoting multi-stakeholder Internet governance, and advancing Internet freedom. In 2014-2015, Helen was an advisor to Estonian experts in the UN Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (UN GGE).
Petrica Ruta, originally from Romania, is a Principal at Cisco Security Services specialized in Cloud Security covering Fortune 100 companies. He has experience working in the Romanian military in the Black Sea, at a Romanian-based think tank The National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics for Vodafone and, prior to his relocation in U.S. in 2012, he Managed Cisco Operations in Romania.
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