Amb. David Smith, an expert on geopolitics and Russia, discussed the current situation in Ukraine and the interaction of traditional geopolitics and new cyber elements of conflict. His in-depth knowledge of Russian politics and personal experience in Georgia helped shed light on the Ukraine conflict. This was the first US presentation of a new briefing that has already been given in three countries. Topics included:
- Cyber happenings and non-happenings in the Ukraine-Russia conflict
- Cyber war or information war?
- Criminals and hacktivists at 124 gigabytes per second
- Pulling Crimea into the Runet