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NZZ Webinar

Cyber attack - key learnings

Cyber attack - key learnings

18. Apr 2024

Successful cyberattacks on companies from all sectors continue to increase in Switzerland and globally. These include, in particular, ransomware attacks in which the blackmailers infiltrate the victims' computers, steal data, paralyze systems and threaten to publish confidential information.
A year ago, the NZZ was also attacked and blackmailed by criminal hackers. The devastating consequences kept the media company busy for months and are still reverberating today. Affected companies often do not share their experiences and lessons learned, which plays into the hands of the criminals. This is why the NZZ decided to make the background to the ransomware attack public. Sharing their experiences from their own cyberattack should help other companies to protect themselves from attacks.

We look forward to finding out more background information and key learnings in a personal exchange with Dr. Felix Graf, CEO NZZ.

Participation in the webinar is reserved for SMG members.

Felix Graf
Felix Graf has been CEO of the NZZ Media Group, one of the largest private media companies in Switzerland, since 2018. It includes the traditional independent quality newspaper "Neue Zürcher Zeitung". Felix is leading the company through the transformation process to become a modern media group with a focus on high-quality journalism, digital information services and conferences.
After studying and completing his doctorate at ETH Zurich, Felix held various management positions at McKinsey, Swisscom, Teleclub and CKW. Most recently, he spent four years as CEO of CKW and was also a member of the Executive Board of Axpo Holding AG.
Felix holds a master's degree in physics and chemistry from ETH Zurich and a doctorate in physics from ETH Zurich. In 2007, he was appointed Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Christian Wohlgensinger
Partner, Egon Zehnder
Christian Wohlgensinger heads the Swiss Technology and Digital Practice at Egon Zehnder. Before joining Egon Zehnder, he worked for Google as Head of Retail Partnerships in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and previously as Head of Cloud Partnerships in Northern Europe. Prior to that, he was a member of Microsoft's Swiss Executive Board with responsibility for SMEs, Partner Ecosystem and ERP/CRM. He began his career as a co-founder of the start-ups Semantum Software GmbH and Constrax Portal AG (now Olmero). Christian Wohlgensinger holds a Master of Arts in Business Administration and an Executive Master of European and International Business Law from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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