Tina Gravel

SVP, Appgate

An award-winning executive with more than 27 years of experience in information technology. Tina is currently SVP Global Channels and Alliances at Appgate, a secure access company with software and managed services solutions built on the principles of zero trust. Tina is sought after for her ability to take complex cyber security topics and make them accessible to those that are not cybersecurity experts. A highly rated public speaker, her talks are often memorable and sparked with humor and personal stories.  Tina’s special focus is on the area of cloud security and zero trust but her true passion is around making sure that more women gravitate to cybersecurity as a career. Tina is a published author and has written in numerous publications about the need for more women in cyber security fields to better combat cybercrime. 

Tina is known as a cybersecurity influencer and has received countless awards for her work in the technology including;  Top Gun 51 Channel Chief by Channel Online in 2019, Women of the Channel (7 separate years). CRN Top Executive of Channel Chief (3 times). In June 2020, Tina was named #58 on a Global list of IIOT influencers by Onalytica and in July of 2020 as a Top 50 Women in Tech Globally by Award Magazine. 

My Sessions
June 24, 2021 4:00 PM
Politics, Economics, Social: Russia’s State-Led Cyber Espionage and Influence Operations

Whether it be the SolarWinds attack, the 2016 US election interference, or a number of other cyber operations over the past few years, there’s a growing perception/reality that Russia is increasingly flexing its cyber muscles internationally, using the lessons its learned through years of focused cyber-attacks and influence operations in Ukraine and other regional adversaries.  While those familiar with Russian operations and thinking will tell you that Russia’s goals include sowing doubt in Democracy, sabotaging transatlantic cooperation between the US and its partners, and bolstering a perception that Russia remains a super power, the question is what does this all mean to companies, Western governments and even the average citizen?  What are the risks that a company/companies might be caught in the middle and be Russia’s next target(s). What’s the risk of escalation, such as a cyber incident crossing over into a real-world military or nuclear standoff? And how do we realistically stop these cyber influence operations? This panel will discuss Russia's recent operations, what their strategy is, presentable challenges and solutions, potential escalation concerns, and what the rest of the 2020's could herald?

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