KEYNOTE 1: Security Technology Arms Race 2021 – Medal Event


The investment into both offensive and defensive technologies has grown dramatically in line with the Internet’s rise as the pivotal system for communications, critical infrastructure, and global finance. Security of the Internet, cloud data, and personal devices, once an afterthought, is now a significant expense and stress on governments, organisations, corporations and individuals. No one remains untouched. Yet, as the offensive scope spreads, so do the defensive barriers, leading to a technology arms race on various fronts. Where are we in that race? And, looking to the future, can we predict the near-term balance of power between defensive mitigation and offensive ingenuity?

Location: Track 1 Date: August 26, 2021 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Mark Dowd