A discussion featuring
David Ignatius (@IgnatiusPost)
Associate Editor and Columnist
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Cheri F. McGuire
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
Welcome and Introduction
Ms. Jane Holl Lute
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on CyberSecurity
Atlantic Council Board Director
Jason Healey (@Jason_Healey)
Director, Cyberstatecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Edward Snowden’s revelations of the National Security Agency’s extensive data collection programs last year sparked an intense debate on the future of electronic surveillance in the United States and globally. As the extent of electronic surveillance has moved to the forefront of the American political discourse, the effects of Snowden’s revelations on the future of cyberspace remain unpredictable.
How will the US navigate the tradeoffs between the long term ability of high-tech companies to shape cyberspace and secure innovation and prosperity for short term national security interests? How will individuals, corporations, and states react to the changing landscape of state activities in cyberspace?
The discussion will conclude with the long-term implications of the Snowden revelations on national security and digital prosperity and tie in with conversation on The Director, the new novel by David Ignatius, exploring the changing nature of national security in a world where advancements in technology constantly level the playing field.
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