Advanced Technologies and Geostrategic Instability: A Conversation with Dr Ian Levy OBE

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To launch this RUSI event series, Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, will discuss the relationship between Advanced Technologies, Economic Resilience, and Geostrategic Instability.

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with Dr Ian Levy OBE, who will outline the most pressing threats and opportunities emerging from advanced technologies in a context of growing geostrategic instability for the UK. He will also assess the resulting impacts on UK economic security – affecting companies, individuals and communities – highlighting how the UK and like-minded countries can best navigate this landscape.


Dr Ian Levy became Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre in October 2016, prior to which he was Technical Director of Cyber Security and Resilience at GCHQ. He leads on developing defences to manage cyber threats. This involves fostering technical innovation to find solutions that can protect the UK from large-scale cyber attacks and day-to-day malicious cyber activity.

The discussion will be moderated by Conrad Prince, RUSI Distinguished Fellow and Senior Cyber Advisor. There will also be an opportunity for audience participation via Q&A.

Joining Information

This event will be taking place online via zoom and in person. There are limited in-person places available to attend the event at 123 Pall Mall, please email Conor O’Shea at if you would like to submit your name for consideration. You will be informed before the event if you have an in-person place. 

RUSI Event Series

  • Advanced Technology and Economic Resilience

    From the Internet of Things and AI to synthetic biology and quantum computing, advanced and emerging technologies are transforming how we live and work. Bringing together experts from government, industry, academia and civil society, RUSI’s Advanced Technology and Economic Resilience series will explore the challenges and opportunities posed by technological innovation for UK security and prosperity.

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