From Red Teams to cyber war

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How do we prepare for cyber attacks? And how do we counter ever more effective online adversaries, including nation states?

Over the last decade, we have moved towards the militarisation of cyberspace. Cyber warfare, if not an outright cyber war, is now a very realistic threat. And organisations are increasingly looking to the military for ideas on how to train and practise for a cyber incident, with incident response drills and the use of “red teams”.

These measures, though, come at a cost. How do CISOs ensure that cybersecurity preparation is both effective and minimises the disruption to the business?

Our guest for this episode is Reuven (Rubi) Aronashvili, founder and CEO of Israeli cybersecurity company CYE. Today, he works with firms globally to help them tackle the most difficult cyber challenges.

Before he moved into the commercial sector and founded CYE, Aronashvili worked in the Israeli army, where he was one of the founders of the IDF’s Section 21 Red Team. He discusses the lessons learned there, and since, with editor Stephen Pritchard.

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