A Nonstate Strategy for Saving Cyberspace

January 11, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Atlantic Council Strategy Papers Series
A Nonstate Strategy for Saving Cyberspace

A conversation with:
Jay Healey
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Siobhan Gorman
Director, Washington, DC
Brunswick Group

Bobbie Stempfley
Director, Cyber Strategy Implementation
MITRE Corporation

Moderated by:
Shane Harris
Senior Writer
Wall Street Journal

“A Nonstate Strategy for Saving Cyberspace,” written by Jay Healey, featuring a foreword by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jeff Moss, posits that the only way to ensure cyberspace remains as free, resilient, secure and awesome for future generations is to flip the relationship between Internet attackers and defenders, making cyber defense easier than offense. This is only possible, Healey argues, when new technology, policy and practice are applied patiently, internationally, at scale, and with the private sector out front.

Please note that the goal of this event will be to not only hear from the panel but to engage in a conversation with the audience about this important topic. So, please be prepared to raise your questions and comments and the panel will be engaging members of the audience throughout the conversation to encourage greater dialogue and debate.

The Atlantic Council Strategy Papers series is designed to enrich the public debate and build consensus on the great strategic challenges of our time, as well as to help shape strategic thinking in US and allied governments, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the global media. Check out the entire series on the Strategy Initiative's microsite, ACStrategy.net.


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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

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Jason (Jay) Healey is a nonresident senior fellow for the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council and senior research scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, focusing on international cooperation, competition, and conflict in cyberspace. From 2011 to 2015, he worked as the director of the Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Under his leadership, the Initiative made its mission "Saving Cyberspace" to help create a more sustainable Internet that remains as open and free for future generations as it was for its pioneers. He guided the Initiative's work with Fortune 500 companies, governments, and other stakeholders to examine the overlap of national security, international relations, and economic security issues and to promote thought leadership in cyber statecraft.

Starting his career in the United States Air Force, Mr. Healey earned two Meritorious Service Medals for his early work in cyber operations at Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon and as a plankholder (founding member) of the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense, the world's first joint cyber warfighting unit. He has degrees from the United States Air Force Academy (political science), Johns Hopkins University (liberal arts), and James Madison University (information security).