Cyber Resilience and Recovery

Prof. Arun Sood , the CEO @ SCIT Labs and Professor of Computer Science and Director of the International Cyber Center at George Mason University  participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Cyber Resilience and Recovery”.


Rapid advances in computers, computer code, connected computers and information, communication and digital technologies are transforming the ability of each nation: its government, industries, organizations, and academia (NGIOA) to better identify, collect, evaluate, manage and use its information and data as never before in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).

The rapid advances in the interconnected and inter-dependent digital networks across CGS has removed the traditional communication barriers to effectively share data and information, unleashing the capacity of digital technology to revolutionize economic, professional, personal and social lives of each one of us across nations.

This transformative phenomenon has given rise to the cyber ecosystem: a complex and connected cyberspace-geospace and space (CGS) community of interconnected and interacting devices, networks, things, people and entities across NGIOA: and the environment and ecosystem of its associated infrastructure, processes and technologies supporting these complex interactions.

While the cyber ecosystem’s ability to simplify the sharing of data and information has simultaneously given each NGIOA its greatest advantage and its greatest disadvantage, the disadvantages come directly from the security vulnerability of critical infrastructure, information and interests in CGS to theft, alteration, manipulation or destruction of data by criminals or other malicious actors. Irrespective of geographical location, any localized disruptions in cyberspace or through cyberspace can rapidly trigger a cascading sequence of events that can cause widespread disasters across entire CGS networks and communities. This is a cause of great concern.

Each entity across NGIOA has been unwillingly and unknowingly exposed to the “unwanted contagion effects” that are prospering in the rapidly expanding cyber ecosystem. While each entity across NGIOA need to transform their use of information, communication and digital technology to maximize benefits, they must simultaneously develop cyber resilience: the ability to powerfully resist, react to and recover from potentially catastrophic cyber-security threats, and reshape their CGS environments for increasingly secure and sustainable cyber operations.  How can that be achieved?


About the Guest
Prof. Arun Sood is the CEO @ SCIT Labs. He is also a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the International Cyber Center at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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