3rd Party Risk Management , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Critical Infrastructure Security

Why the Physical Russia-Ukraine War Might Become a Cyberwar

SecurityScorecard CEO Aleksandr Yampolskiy on Why This War Is Personal
Aleksandr Yampolskiy, co-founder and CEO, SecurityScorecard

The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine isn't an abstract concern for SecurityScorecard CEO Aleksandr Yampolskiy. It's a deeply personal one since he grew up in Russia and rode the train to Ukraine every summer to visit his grandmother. Yampolskiy has since immigrated and is now a U.S. citizen, but his concern for the people of both countries remains, and he fears the conflict will escalate into cyberwarfare.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Yampolskiy discusses:

  • Why the physical Russia-Ukraine war might turn into a cyberwar;
  • A concerning lack of urgency around security posture improvements;
  • Why risk intelligence is so important in keeping organizations safe.

Yampolskiy is a globally recognized cybersecurity innovator, leader and expert and has led SecurityScorecard since its start in 2013, helping to make it one of the world's most trusted cybersecurity brands. His vision is to create a new language for cybersecurity by enabling people to work collaboratively across the enterprise and with external parties to build a more secure ecosystem. Prior to founding the company, Yampolskiy was a hands-on CTO at Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio, the largest online talk radio and podcast hosting platform. He previously led security and compliance at Gilt Groupe, where he managed all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development and PCI compliance.

About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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