William Crumm


Senior Advisor

Bill Crumm was Morgan Stanley’s Global Head of Cyber Security from 2015 to 2017. He retired from the NSA in 2013 after 31 years of service. His senior assignments included Global Director of SIGINT operations and Director of Collection and Cryptanalysis. He was responsible for all NSA offensive cyber operations for approximately ten years. He has been a senior adviser to Bluevoyant since 2017. 

Sessions With William Crumm

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:05pm - 02:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:05 pm - 08/mar/2022 08:45 pm

    Sanctions, Cyber & the Ukraine Crisis

    Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    Sanctions and cyber warfare are the second and third battlegrounds opened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. US and EU sanctions will seek to impose economic pain on Russia that could spark public protest and pressure to end the war—even while trying to walk a fine line that contains the pain on importers of Russian oil and gas. Russia, as in the past, may impose its own sanctions, or simply reduce its oil and gas exports to ratchet up prices in a tight market. In the backdrop, Russian cyber attacks on the US, EU, and Ukraine will intensify—and the reverse is also true. Will these reciprocal attacks affect President Putin’s outlook on Ukraine? Could public sentiment affect political calculations—in all countries? How should governments and companies prepare for a cyber backlash?

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 09:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 10:10 pm

    Cybersecurity in the Energy Ecosystem: Lessons learned

    Panel Digitalization/AI/Machine Learning/Robotics/Cybersecurity

    The energy industry is the lifeline of every country. Energy infrastructure threats are growing. During 2021, the global energy sector endured a multitude of cybersecurity attacks. A complex web of nation-state threat actors, hacktivists, and cyber criminals, combined with the energy sector’s expansive attack surface, decentralized cybersecurity leadership, and interdependencies between OT and Internet of Things (IoT) systems make the energy sector particularly susceptible to cyber threats. How are cybersecurity risks growing as the energy industry pivots around digitalization? Is the industry able to learn from experience? How are integrity and compliance assured through the energy digital supply chain? What lessons are learned from past attacks and how can current best practices in cybersecurity solutions improve to stay ahead of the game? How will cybersecurity evolve proactively to defend against threats?