AmCham Live!: A Global Outlook on Cybersecurity


Although experts say an invisible global war has long been the part of everyday reality in cyberspace, the war in Ukraine has catapulted the topic to mainstream public discussion. State-backed hackers as well as profiteering cybercriminals probe networks and systems for the slightest vulnerabilities to exploit for their own gain.

At this event we discuss the global cybersecurity landscape and explore ways governments and businesses can minimize their digital vulnerabilities.

We also discuss:

  • The cyber war in Ukraine, the growing concerns of cyber security incidents and the resilience of critical business functions.
  • Cybersecurity and energy security
  • Vulnerabilities and defense of IoT solutions
  • Cybersecurity awareness and preparedness


14:00-14:05: Welcome Notes by a Board representative of AmCham

14:05-15:05: Roundtable discussion followed by Q&A 

  • Csaba Krasznay, Head of Institute of Cybersecurity, National University of Public Service 
  • Anett Mádi-Nátor, President, Women4Cyber Foundation; Director of International Operations, Cyber Services Plc.
  • Gábor Varga, National Technology Officer, Microsoft
  • Erik Vaskeba, Director of Business Security Department, Yettel

Moderated by: Kornél Lukács, Partner, Head of Cyber, KPMG in Hungary 

15:05-15:30: Q&A

  • Please note that the event will be held online and participation is free of charge for AmCham members.
  • The program is subject to change.
  • The event will be held in English without translation.

About the Global Outlook Series

The Global Outlook Series will look at the some of the most exciting subjects and questions which impact our daily lives and the world of business today, including cybersecurity, the power of misinformation, fake news; the Biden Administration and the upcoming midterms, and more.

Kornél Lukács, Partner, Head of Cyber, KPMG in Hungary 
Kornél joined KPMG in 2018 as a director, leading the cyber practice and technology and project management consulting teams. Under his leadership, the cyber practice has achieved significant growth in the last three years, both domestically and internationally, and has become a recognized member within the KPMG in CEE region. He has a degree in economics. During his career, he has managed the quality assurance of significant and complex IT and information security projects in a wide range of industries, with a focus on banking and telco. KPMG team under his supervision covers penetration testing, cyber consulting services, and SAP security.
Csaba Krasznay, Associate Professor, Head of Cybersecurity, University of Public Service
Csaba Krasznay is an associate professor at the University of Public Service with cybersecurity being his field of research. Currently, he is also the Head of the university’s Institute of Cybersecurity. Besides his activities in higher education, he is present on the market as well. He obtained a CISA certification in 2005, CISM and CISSP in 2006, CEH in 2008, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor in 2012 and CSSLP in 2015. He is a board member of the Voluntary Cyberdefence Cooperation, member of Magyary Zoltán E-government Association, ISACA Budapest Chapter and the Hungarian Association for Electronic Signature. In 2011, he was voted to the “Security Expert of the Year”.
Erik Vaskeba dr., Head of Business Security, Yettel
Erik Vaskeba dr. joined Yettel (Pannon GSM at that time) back in 2002, started working in information security and privacy domain. Heading this domain until 2012, Erik joined Telenor Group Legal in Norway to support information management and privacy domain and expert network across all Telenor countries (13 countries) and companies (+200 companies).
Since 2017, Erik is head of business security at Yettel Hungary that covers physical and information security, law enforcement relations, business continuity, crisis management, fraud prevention, enterprise risk management, compliance and investigations.
Gábor Varga, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Hungary
The National Technology Officer (NTO) role is all about proactive responsibility. The NTO's purpose is to maximize positive impact and minimize the risk of new technologies such as artificial intelligence. "The question is not only what computers can do. It’s what computers should do." I enjoy the intellectual challenge of making sense of the interplay of technology, society, and business. I often find cybersecurity as the focal point. My career journey includes Regulations & Compliance, Partner Management, Sales, Enterprise Architecture, Go-to-market Strategy, Product Marketing, and Localisation. Graduated from Budapest University of Technology, holding an MBA from Purdue.
My 30-year-long tenure at Microsoft gave me the unique opportunity to witness from the inside landmark events like the internet bubble or reorienting Microsoft’s business model from selling software to providing cloud. I believe that negative implications of technology can be mitigated unless we underestimate their risk and fail to act accordingly.
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