Oleh Derevianko

Co-founder, Chairman & CVO
Co-founder, Chairman & CVO of ISSP - Information Systems Security Partners
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Oleh Derevianko is a visionary business and social entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Vision Officer of ISSP — Information Systems Security Partners — a private international cybersecurity company founded in 2008 in Ukraine and currently operating globally. ISSP acted as the first responder to and investigator of many of the most sophisticated cyberattacks in history and was named by WIRED as ‘the go-to firm for victims of Ukraine’s cyberwar’. 

Before founding ISSP, Oleh worked as CEO and Board Member in Ukrainian and international companies concentrating on new venture building, organizational development, and change management among other strategic tasks, and is passionate about lifelong learning, leadership, emotional intelligence, and creativity. In 2015-2016, Oleh Derevianko served as Deputy Minister and Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Oleh is an internationally recognized expert and opinion leader in cybersecurity strategy and practice. He has presented at MIT, Stanford, Texas A&M, The Atlantic Council, The Aspen Cyber Summit, Berlin Cybersecurity Forum, CYBERSEC European Cybersecurity Forum, many other international cybersecurity and information security conferences and events, and has been referenced in WSJ, CNN, CNBC, Politico, WIRED, Le Monde, Reuters, BBC Future, VICE News, NYT, and two bestselling books on cybersecurity - the Amazon best-selling book ‘Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers’ (2019) by Andy Greenberg, and in Nicole Perlroth’s book ‘This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends: The Cyber-Weapons Arms Race’ (2021), a NYT best seller and winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2021.

Oleh Derevianko received his master’s degree in international economics summa cum laude in 1997 from the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. In 2001 he received a PhD in economic policy, also from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. Additionally, Derevianko holds a postgraduate diploma in business administration from Warwick Business School, and his continuous education includes MIT’s and Harvard’s programs in cybersecurity technology, application, policy, and cybersecurity risk management. 


Is this Cyberwar?

Marina Krotofil, Oleh Derevianko

The physical Russian war of aggression on Ukraine is accompanied by cyberattacks – and although most of them are not very sophisticated, some of them bear the signature of well-known Russian state hackers. But is this the cyberwar that experts have been warning of for so long? And what do these attacks mean for the rest of the world?
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