What do Smishing, Data and Hybrid warfare tactics have anything to do with humanizing security in the digital decade ⁉️

This week Oscar O’Connor and Nadja El Fertasi join David Reinstein and Henrik Nordmark to discuss #cybersecurity, how companies can protect themselves online and how the rising tensions in #Russia & #Ukraine may mean in terms of #cybersafety for businesses and individuals.

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About the Cyber Eagles Podcast

Welcome to the Cyber Eagles Podcast, the only place where you will hear a people-centric narrative about building safer cyber security cultures. Oscar is a vastly experienced cybersecurity leader with a track record of helping organizations manage cyber risk. Nadja is a former Senior Executive at NATO, the world’s largest security and crisis management organization, who dealt with cyber risk as if lives depended on it. Tune in weekly for the eagle’s eye view on cyber.

About the Hosts

Oscar O’Connor

Internationally recognised expert in information/cyber security and resilience, working with clients to deliver value and societal benefit from their investments in technology in general and cybersecurity in particular. Oscar has more than 20 years of experience as an executive and non-executive director, charity trustee and board advisor in the private, public and charitable sectors.

At the board level, he provides practical and achievable direction on addressing cybersecurity, privacy and information technology risks at the individual, organisational and societal levels, with long-term, sustainable solutions. Oscar does this by analysing both root causes and potential long-term impacts of decisions relating to strategy and approaches to implementation and exploitation (in the best possible sense) of the opportunities presented by today’s technologies.

Highlights include acting as trustee for the web of Hope, COO of Security Risk Management Ltd, NED for Perspective Risk Ltd, Director of Oxford Joint Analysis, Board Advisor to the Oxford Trust and the Cyber Security Challenge UK and member of the Ethics Advisory Board for Profusion Ltd.

Oscars work has been published on business continuity, risk management and cyber security and is a seasoned speaker at conferences and seminars on the international stage. He has worked for customers all around the world in England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, Dubai and the United States, and remotely for clients in China, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

Nadja EL Fertasi

Nadja is a senior strategic advisor and crisis management exercise specialist in the field of cyber security. She leverages her expertise and know-how in crisis management, strategic stakeholder engagement, and emotional intelligence to provide a holistic approach to addressing the human factor of cybersecurity. Nadja has worked for nearly two decades at NATO, the world’s largest crisis management organization.

Her last position was Senior Executive at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (Cyber Security), responsible for strategic stakeholder engagement and communications. Having worked closely with people from over 40 countries, she is uniquely skilled in fostering trust and understanding among diverse, global stakeholders in both the public and private sectors across various industries.

Nadja designs and facilitates cyber-crime simulations to help people build emotional firewalls against social engineering attacks. She addresses the human factor by exercising collaborative leadership skills during cyber crises. Nadja possesses the latest credentials in the field of emotional intelligence and has trained with leading experts in the area. Nadja is fluent in Dutch, English, French and has a good understanding of Italian and German. Nadja is an alumna of the 2018 German Marshall Fund Marshall Memorial Fellowship program, a postgraduate from the University of Cambridge in International Relations, and Co-Chair of the largest side event of the GLOBSEC 2019 Bratislava Forum. In November 2020, Nadja led the regional cyber leadership approach webinars for the World Savings Banking Institute (WSBI). The webinars were part of a global initiative with partners such as Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) and Cyber Fin Project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

During her 15+ years of experience in cyber security in NATO, Nadja is a seasoned practitioner and expert in her field. She has also been selected to be part of the book “Women in Cybersecurity in Europe” featuring Top 100 influential women in cyber security across Europe by the Women4Cyber foundation.


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