Though artificial intellect is more and more present in our lives, the growing trend of cybercrime and cyberscam is obvious — Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO Sberbank.
Now we catch 300–380 new harmful programmes on a daily basis. How many cyberrascals and cybercriminials are in this business? It may be several hundred thousand in a number of countries. <…> We are adopting a new concept of the digital world. And if earlier we talked risks, now we are entering the situation of a fragile world, where damage is unpredictable and is measured in numbers compared to the national security ones — Eugene Kaspersky, Chief Executive Officer, Kaspersky Lab.
Together with Kaspersky Lab, Yandex was recently able to detect a cyberattack against Yandex, which took a long time to plan and was truly dangerous — Gregory Abovsky, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Yandex.
Several months ago, KPMG did a survey about main risks for business discontinuance among Fortune 500 [list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest global corporations by total revenue, – Ed.]. Cyberrisks were second most quoted. It means this agenda is very important. Its state and political importance is evident — Nikolai Legkodimov, Partner, Head of Emerging Technologies in Risk Consulting, KPMG in Russia and the CIS .
It frequently happens so that each company has its own standards [for data management and security, – Ed.]. And this is a problem. We need to get together and develop common standards. This is a massive and complicated matter and discussion for our country. These standards must be developed. They do not have to be harsh, but they should not allow anything either — Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO Sberbank.
As operators, we see that since our industry is somewhat older, our rules and regulations are stricter than the ones in the Internet space or the ones concerning personal data or the ones that concern many other industries — Alexey Kornya, President, MTS.
We live in a cyber space, with no walls, no distances and no borders. It means we do not need public-private partnership alone, but an agreement reached on a global scale. And this is the part that does not work. I am talking about creating some kind of a Web Interpol – a global organization or a global agreement for the cyberspace. I first mentioned it in 2002–2003. <…> What happened since? Nothing! Can we hope for something like this happening in the world in the next ten years? I do not think so — Eugene Kaspersky, Chief Executive Officer, Kaspersky Lab.
Using technological advantage for political purposes is a major problem that is now only appearing. I believe the situation with Huawei is a certain wake-up call, when it comes to this problem. How can we protect our ecosystem from global technological advantage being politicized — Alexey Kornya, President, MTS.
These are the problems that no country and no company can resolve single-handedly. We need a common solution. Cooperation is key for European institutions. <…> When it comes to our projects, everything works. Europol with a range of other institutions and organizations to fight cybercrime and other types of crime — Luca Tagliaretti, Senior Security Expert, European Central Bank (ECB).
We need experts to work together, to collaborate and to use the existing standards of information security — Gregory Abovsky, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Yandex.
I believe public-private partnership along with discussions should be the solution, because nobody can own these problems. And trust me cyber security – at least for my company – is a matter of life and death — Mika Lauhde, Vice-President of Cyber Security & Privacy, Global Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd..
I believe we need standard that are set by governments, but they most likely will be developed by companies that will ensure their systems security, because they are financially motivated — Brett King, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Movencorp Inc., writer.
The system may become more symmetrical through change. It will mean that the cost of hacking, the cost of attack, the cost of violation will go up. This will be our advantage — Aho Esko, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries.
In the new vulnerable world, we need to go from the security concept to the immunity one. Immunity means the following: the cost of hacking should be higher than the potential damage. For example, if you have a turbine worth a billion, hacking it should cost more than a billion — Eugene Kaspersky, Chief Executive Officer, Kaspersky Lab.
I think that artificial intelligence and blockchain will provide us with new tools to resolve these problems [ensuring cyber security, – Ed.] — Aho Esko, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries.
When it comes to banking, I believe that accessing bank accounts with logins and passwords will not survive. We need to improve identification mechanisms, security mechnisms for identification. We see that China is introducing face recognition technologies. <…> Banks are somewhat interested in quantum computing technologies or polymorphic code — Brett King, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Movencorp Inc., writer.