As the digital transformation gains momentum, the challenges it brings are beginning to impact different countries national interests. The way countries and corporations navigate the digital ecosystem has already significantly altered the economic and political picture, and previous roles are changing and becoming blurred. Threats to national security have taken on new forms, while competitive tools have paradoxically become threats. Import substitution in IT has gone beyond mere slogans, but is all this merely a scare tactic by the media and IT security experts? What future digitalization threats need to be considered now, and can we really counter them, and if so, how? Is it already too late? How is the digital transformation affecting the distribution of power globally, and is this beneficial to Russias future? What threats will people, businesses and the government have to confront as part of the digital transformation, and what is the potential impact? How is the political economy being changed in a digital world, and will information security risks affect economic stability? How can a state protect its interests in a world with blurred borders? At what point does import substitution create a risk of isolation? What do cyber-dependency «traps» look like? Do you personally feel protected in the modern digital world, and will you feel protected in the future?