Panel 9

Resilience in Cyber systems

Thursday, 4th of february 2021
15.00 - 16.00

The concept of resilience has also emerged in the development of cybersecurity and has rapidly gained popularity, following the rapid development of networked IT systems and associated information and services. More and more structures, from businesses to public entities need to provide their cyber systems with a strong ability to restore or recover regular delivery mechanisms during and/or after a crisis, or after a security breach. This panel aims at giving an overview of the way in which this notion of resilience helps to enhance the functioning of cyber systems.

Roxanna Radu is a Research Associate at the CyberPeace Institute, working on International Law and Public Policy. She is also a fellow of the GTG Lab, University of Geneva. Roxana holds a PhD in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) and conducted her postdoctoral research at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. From 2016 to 2018, she was a Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform and the Chair of Internet Society – Switzerland. Her interdisciplinary research and publications focus on international governance and global Internet policymaking.

Bastien Wanner Bastien Wanner is a doctoral researcher in information systems at the University of Lausanne. His research focuses on cyberdefence, competitive intelligence and information security. He has more than 10 years of experience in cybersecurity. He has also participated in a range of multilateral European and NATO exercises and workshops on cyber operations. Prior he worked as an IT auditor, cybersecurity & operational risks consultant in the financial sector in Geneva and Zurich. He holds a BSc in Business Administration and a MLaw in Legal Issues, Crime and Security of Information Technologies. He is reservist General Staff Officer of the Swiss Armed Forces and collaborates with the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) in the field of cyberoperations. At the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge – an international cyber policy competition – he was a member of the Swiss winning team in the first European edition in 2015 in Geneva.

Nina Hasratyan is Policy Manager at the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). She also is the Operational Coordinator of the Women4Cyber Foundation, which aims towards a gender-inclusive cybersecurity field.  At ECSO, Nina is mainly focusing on Sectoral Demand (WG3) and Education, training, raising awareness and cyber ranges (WG5) activities. In her field, Nina works on topics related to awareness/education and the cybersecurity applications in the verticals (esp. finance, transportation). With a particular focus on strategic threat intelligence sharing, Nina is coordinating the activities of the Users Committee, represented at CISO-level (or equivalent), gathering Users and Operators of Essential Services in Europe. She has a master’s degree in International Relations and Affairs, specialization in Security, Peace and Conflicts from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.