New America NYC: The Cybersecurity Threat and Our Changing National Security Landscape

There is a new type of war in our networked world. States, criminal organizations, and even lone hackers now have the ability to wage war on an organization or government entity with just a few clicks of the mouse. Last year the United States saw targeted cyber attacks from China and Iran, and though the damage has been slight thus far the attacks will certainly become more sophisticated over time. How is the national security apparatus evolving to handle this new threat? What measures are being taken to defend against cyber attacks and is the U.S. prepared to go on the offense?

Join New America NYC and leading national security experts in conversation about the true nature of the cyber threat, the challenges in addressing it, and policy recommendations for the administration.

Participants

 

Adam Segal
Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Noah Shachtman
Contributing Editor, Wired

Michael Vatis
Partner, Steptoe
Founding Director of the National Infrastructure Protection Center at the FBI (1998-2001)

Tara Maller
National Security Studies Program Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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