FPRI's Briefing on Cyberspace: The Next Battlefield

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
Reserve Officers Association One Constitution Avenue
NE Washington, DC 20002
United States

Cyberwar is the next great threat to national security. It is a threat to military capabilities, but even more so, to civilian systems and infrastructure. Because cyberwar weapons are computers, networks, routers and compilers, there are few who genuinely understand the battlefield, and fewer who understand the goals, strategies and tactics necessary to develop both an offensive capability and a defensive stance.

Lawrence Husick, FPRI’s resident tech-geek, will discuss cyberwar in the context of value-based threat models. How can we identify the likely targets, evaluate the consequences of successful attacks, and implement a competent defense? More importantly, how likely is the US to actually do so?

Lawrence Husick is a Senior Fellow in the FPRI’s Center on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism where he concentrates on the study of terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies, with a particular focus on technology leverage as a defining characteristic of the modern terrorist. He is also co-director of the FPRI Wachman Center’s Program on Teaching Innovation. 

Free for Members of FPRI and ROA. $20 for non-members.
 
For more information contact (215) 732 - 3774, ext 303 or [email protected].
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Educational Events
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Information Science/Computing