Geopolitics of cyber: Responding to new cyber threats

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16 June 2022 at 08:15 09:45 BST

Private Event

The Council on Geostrategy is delighted to partner with Microsoft in hosting this breakfast seminar, titled ‘Geopolitics of Cyber: Responding to New Cyber Threats’, for parliamentarians at the Palace of Westminster.

We are honoured to be joined by Cristin Goodwin, Assistant General Counsel for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust at Microsoft. The discussion will address the cyber threat concerns the United Kingdom is currently facing, along with the implications of the cyber threat in connection with British defence and foreign policy.

Attendance is by invitation only.


Cristin Goodwin

  • Assistant General Counsel for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust at Microsoft
    Cristin Goodwin is the Assistant General Counsel for Cybersecurity in and Digital Trust at Microsoft, supporting Microsoft’s security business. Since 2008, she has been Microsoft’s lead counsel for all aspects of Microsoft’s security incident response processes and security updates for over a billion customers around the world. Cristin also provides legal counsel for Microsoft’s cyber security public policy worldwide, supporting her clients and legal and policy experts in Microsoft’s subsidiaries.


Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

  • Co-founder and Director of Strategy, Council on Geostrategy
    Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė is Co-founder and Director of Strategy at the Council on Geostrategy where she is responsible for the organisation’s strategy and growth. Her areas of expertise include Eastern European politics and security and Euro-Atlantic geopolitics. Her previous experience included research and external affairs roles at the Henry Jackson Society. In 2021 Viktorija took part in the British Council’s 2021 Future Leaders Connect programme as an expert policy mentor. She has appeared multiple times in the national and international media and on broadcast television and is a regular attendee and speaker at British and international conferences on foreign policy and security issues. She holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London, and a BA in Political Science from Vilnius University.


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