Increasing Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure

Ernest Wohnig, a Senior Global Cyber-Security Advisor @ AES Corporation participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Increasing Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure”.


The assets identified as critical infrastructure in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS) are vital for the survival, success and sustainability of respective nations’ as they contribute to its very progress and development. These systems and assets, whether physical, digital, financial or virtual, are so vital to the nation that the incapacity or destruction of such systems or assets would have a debilitating impact on not only the physical or geopolitical security, but also the economic security, public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.

These infrastructures must maintain their optimal conditions under all circumstances. Safeguarding the critical infrastructures in cyberspace, geospace and space—needs to be the utmost priority for each and every nation: its government, industries, organizations, academia and individuals (NGIOA-I).

The well-being of this planet, human species, regions, nations and industries relies upon the safety, security and sustainability of the critical infrastructure—those assets, systems, and networks in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS) that underpin the very fundamentals of a sustainable society.

About the Guest
Ernest Wohnig is a Senior Global Cyber-Security Advisor @ AES Corporation, helping shape the much-needed dialogue on Critical Infrastructure and Industrial Control Systems. Prior to AES, Ernest was an Airforce Intelligence Officer and decorated with National Intelligence Council medallion.

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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