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Information and Cyber Warfare: Implications for State Strategies and Cybersecurity

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Information and Cyber Warfare: Implications for State Strategies and Cybersecurity

Join Alexander Klimburg, Senior Fellow at the Hague Center for Strategic Studies and former Head of the Center for Cybersecurity at the World Economic Forum, as he discusses the concepts of information and cyber warfare, as well as the implications for CISOs and board dynamics.

Marius Goeddert
Oct 24, 2023

In a recent interview with the Financial Times, EON chief executive Leon Birnbaum expressed frustration with Germany’s cyber protection of critical infrastructures.If a successful serious cyberattack were to occur, he believes his company, which operates Germany’s largest gas and electricity distribution network, would be “on its own”. Operating power grids in nine European countries including Sweden, Hungary and the Czech Republic, EON is “constantly” under attack by cybercriminals, some of which are suspected state-backed actors.

Unlike most cybercriminals, the aim of state-backed actors is increasingly not about making money but using data encryption malware attacks to create fear for political purposes. This is what Alexander Klimburg, Senior Fellow at the Hague Center for Strategic Studies calls “ransomwar”. In his opinion, WannaCry and NotPetya were the first major ransomwar attacks launched by governments.

At cyberevolution, Alexander will give a keynote about “Surviving between the Cyber Frontlines” in which he will address information and cyber warfare and what organizations can do to protect themselves. Take a glimpse into is keynote in today’s cyberfile and learn which good habits need to be instilled through training to minimize the chances of being hit.  


Marius Goeddert
KuppingerCole Analysts AG
Marius Goeddert joined KuppingerCole in 2019 as Marketing Manager Communications. He is responsible for corporate communications, public relations as well as direct marketing campaigns for events. Prior to joining KuppingerCole, Marius worked in media analysis, news monitoring and communications consulting for the automotive industry. He studied Political Science and American Studies.
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