Rising Menace: Cybercrime, Nation-States and the Evolving Threat Landscape
Closing Keynote

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Starts: March 13, 2024 4:00 pm
Ends: 5:00 pm
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The Closing Keynote Panel titled “Rising Menace: Cybercrime, Nation-States, and the Emerging Threat Landscape” aims to delve into the complex and rapidly evolving world of cyber threats. As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, so does the sophistication and magnitude of cyber threats faced by governments, organizations, and individuals worldwide. This panel brings together distinguished experts from various disciplines to shed light on the multifaceted nature of cybercrime, explore the involvement of nation-states in cyber operations, and examine the emerging threat landscape.

During the panel discussion, our esteemed speakers will share their insights, experiences, and research findings related to the interplay between cybercrime and nation-state activities as well as other bad actors around the globe. They will delve into the motives, tactics, and techniques employed by nation-states and criminal organizations, highlighting the emerging trends that are shaping the future of cybersecurity. Through thought-provoking presentations and interactive discussions, the panelists will address pressing issues such as state-sponsored hacking, information warfare, economic espionage and growing risks associated with critical infrastructure.

The session will explore the challenges face by governments, law enforcement agencies, and cybersecurity professionals in combating cyber threats. It will provide a platform for participants to understand the complexities of the threat landscape and develop strategies to enhance cyber resilience at organizational levels. Additionally, the panelists will examine the implications of emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, and their potential impact on cybercrime capabilities.


G. Mark Hardy

Founder - CISO Tradecraft & National Security Corporation

G. Mark Hardy is founder and president of National Security Corporation, providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 35 years. A retired U.S. Navy Captain, he was entrusted with nine command tours throughout his career. A co-host of the CISO Tradecraft podcast, Mr. Hardy has presented at hundreds of events world-wide providing thought leadership over a range of security fields. A graduate of Northwestern University, he holds a BS in computer science, a BA in mathematics, a master's in business administration, a master's in strategic studies, and holds the CISSP, CISM, GSLC, and CISA certifications.


Joseph Hooper

FBI Phoenix - Cyber