GLOBSEC Bratislava 2019 Forum, in partnership with Oppenhuizen Law Firm, PLC; NATO; Global Cyber Alliance and the European Cyber Resilience Research Network, proudly presents:

Disruptive Dilemmas: Cyber Crisis Simulation Exercise

The Largest Side Event

The First-Ever/Inaugural Real-World Crisis Simulation Workshop at the GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum

June 6, 2019 @ 9 A.M, Grand Hotel River Park, Bratislava, Slovakia


GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum

In the past, the invitation only GLOBSEC has hosted prominent speakers such as David Cameron, Madeleine Albright, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Ursula von der Leyen, Michael Chertoff, John McCain, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and many others.

In February 2019, GLOBSEC hosted current U.S. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo. Partners for the 2018 edition included Google, Mastercard, AT&T, The European Commission, SAAB and several others (please see full list of partners from GLOBSEC 2018 Bratislava Forum at this link).

For more information, please visit: https://www.globsec.org/projects/globsec-2019/.

Digital transformation is redefining the geopolitical security landscape at an unprecedented pace. By 2030, the number of sensors and devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to increase from 21 billion in 2018 to about 125 billion worldwide.

With the expanded use of IoT comes widespread cybersecurity challenges. Private and public sector leaders worldwide routinely cite cybersecurity preparedness as a top priority year after year because the consequences of a cybersecurity attack can be catastrophic.

A key component of cybersecurity preparedness is the successful completion of real-world cybersecurity crisis simulation exercises. Responding to cybersecurity crises requires not only technical knowledge of cyber, but also human emotional intelligence. Mastery of impulse control and strong negotiation, communication, and leadership skills are necessary to successfully navigate a cybersecurity crisis.

The real-world crisis simulation exercises are uniquely and expertly designed to reflect the disruption in the geopolitical security landscape and will emphasize key aspects of emotional intelligence.

Organising Transatlantic Steering Cmte.

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Co-Chair: Keerthika M. Subramanian, Esq

Corporate and Securities Attorney


Corporate and Securities Attorney at Mintz Levin, Boston, MA, U.S.A.


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Co-Chair: Nadja EL Fertasi

CEO & Founder


Nadja is the CEO/Founder of Nadja El Fertasi, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) Coaching & Consulting, Brussels, Belgium and former Senior Executive at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA – NATO’s Executive Arm for Cyber Defense) .


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Kristen M. Laughlin

Founder & CEO


Kristen M. Laughlin, Founder & CEO, Avion Consulting Group, Cleveland, OH, U.S.A


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Dr. David A. Bray, PhD

Executive Director


Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition, chaired by Vint Cerf, one of the creators of TCP/IP and the Internet


Fire-Side Chat with Dr. Benedetta Berti

‚ÄúNavigating a New Wave of Digital Disruptions in Countering Terrorism: Non-state Actors and Emerging Technologies‚ÄĚ
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Dr Benedetta Berti

Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO


An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, in the past decade Benedetta has held research and teaching positions at West Point, The Institute for National Security Studies and the Foreign Policy Research Institute, among others. Her research focuses on armed groups, internal wars, and protection of civilians. Dr. Berti is the author of four books, including "Armed Political Organizations.

From Conflict to Integration" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) and her work and research have appeared, among others, in Al-Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the National Interest, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times; as well as in academic journals including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Parameters, the Middle East Journal, ORBIS, Democratization, Civil Wars, Government & Opposition and Mediterranean Politics.


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