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.
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