The future under fire, our safety at risk. Technology offers our society new opportunities but also leads to extreme danger. Groups with the wrong intentions can wreak havoc by attacking critical infrastructure. Our health is at risk. Pacemakers and hospital equipment are being hacked and 4D and bioprinters can become our biggest nightmares. It is almost impossible to keep up with the development of digital terrorism. But we might, if we take the right measures. This lecture can be combined with ‘Organisation of the future’. It can also be customized on request.
The terrorists of the future no longer need to smuggle weapons across borders. Online, they’ll be able to find the products they need to build any kind of weapon from lasers, to rockets, to nano-weapons. In the future, everything will be printed and assembled on the spot. As bioprinting improves, they will be able to print stockpiles of Ebola, lethal strains of influenza and many other unimaginable horrors.
Terrorists will increase their use of the Darknet, allowing them nearly invincible anonymity, and even the most advanced investigative agencies can’t break through this veil of secrecy. And slick propaganda on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube is becoming the new normal for terrorist groups, enticing the disgruntled to extremism and violence.
Terrorists of the future might launch sophisticated, simultaneous cyber assaults on critical infrastructure. By compromising water treatment, power, and hospitals simultaneously, they could sicken millions, overwhelming the system. By joining this biological attack with broad power outages and hospital hacks, they could kill hundreds of thousands of people.
Patients’ medical devices will soon be wirelessly connected via a central hub, allowing nurses and physicians real-time access to vital signs and treatment options. The terrorists of the future are paying attention, and the consequences are almost too frightening to consider. When a doctor can increase the drip rate on an intravenous bag or administer a dose of morphine, so too can a determined hacker.
The terrorism of the future will be hard to discover and even harder to stop. It will happen less and less from behind a rifle and more and more from behind a computer or a phone. Terrorists are becoming increasingly decentralised; they’re splintering into small, local, independent, self-financing cells. Even the most advanced tech can’t prevent an attack, nor can the most skilled intelligence services guarantee our safety.
Communicating freely, smart devices joined by the IoT promise great things. Experts, however, worry that the hyper-connectivity of the IoT-linked SCADA offers an easy target for malicious software and hackers. This is no small problem, and it’s not unlikely that we’ll see coordinated, simultaneous attacks on critical infrastructure in the future.
To strengthen our counterterrorism strategies, we have to adapt to contemporary threats. One way of doing this is by using cyber technology to shut down digital communication between terrorists. A major focus area in the fight against terrorism is prediction and prevention. Biometric recognition technologies, communication monitoring and the use of big data for prediction are powerful tools.
The company of the future is hyper connected. It closely monitors new developments and collaborates with startups, scientists and universities. It uses smart algorithms to analyse the world and employs a flexible workforce capable of rapidly developing new products, services or processes and offering support on complex issues. The company of the future requires accessible leaders who inspire, have new visions and are prepared to veer off the beaten track.
We also offer customised keynotes. Existing lectures can be adjusted to your requirements, or we can develop a new keynote that is specifically tailored to what you need.
rom hacking hospitals to seizing control of the electrical grid, hackers are exploring technology for vulnerabilities. And the danger comes from far worse than stolen data or infrastructure disruption: biotech discoveries could easily be turned into weapons of mass destruction, while 3D printers could help criminals get their hands on easily printed guns.Download
December 11, 2019
November 25, 2019
“Credible, high-speed and to the point”
Richard van Hooijdonk provides a dazzling presentation on numerous technological developments and their impact on society and the economy. Credible, high-speed and to the point. Inspires to think and act.
“A dazzling journey through new technology”
A dazzling journey through new technology. The enthusiasm and energy during his presentation, combined with the visuals, provided a successful kick- off to our event.
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An impressive and noteworthy presentation for our employees and customers. The rate at which change is happening - which you eloquently brought across in your energetic speech - requires a disruptive approach. To be continued!
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Enthusiastic speaker, a good and versatile story. Everyone was ‘wowed’ by the lecture.