Chief Security Officer
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
National Public Radio
Cyber conflict and cyber war are just as topical – and seem just as poorly understood – as ever. In 1995, TIME magazine ran a cover story on “Cyber War” as the “US rushes to turn computers into tomorrow’s weapons of destruction.” Yet, nearly twenty years on we haven't experienced a cyber war and no one has even been killed by a cyber attack. Officials have been warning about a “cyber Pearl Harbor” for twenty of the past seventy years since the actual Pearl Harbor. But are the cyber risks, which seem so daunting today, just the calm before the storm?
Join the Atlantic Council for a discussion to examine the decades-long history of cyber conflicts to give context to cyber threats and conflicts that are the most worrying for policymakers and technologists today and discuss ideas on how cyber conflicts of the future will be fought and how governments, militaries, and companies should prepare for them now.
Following the discussion, a reception will be held to honor the Atlantic Council’s cyber conflict history book A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986-2012, edited by Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey.
Unable to attend in person?
Follow the discussion live via webcast on the Atlantic Council website. Be part of the conversation and interact with the experts by submitting questions via Twitter at #AFierceDomain
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