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Cybersecurity & Cyberwar: What Everybody Needs to Know

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Cybersecurity: how does it work and why does it matter? Is the “Anonymous” hacker group friend or foe? Could a Stuxnet-like computer virus topple a superpower? How are new cyber units being deployed by the militaries of the U.S. and China? P.W. Singer, author of the critically acclaimed Wired for War, discusses these and other cybersecurity issues that challenge everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats; lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks for right and wrong. 

Peter W. Singer is the director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program. Singer’s research focuses on three core issues: current U.S. defense needs and future priorities, the future of war and the future of the U.S. defense system. Singer lectures frequently to U.S. military audiences and is the author of several books and articles, including Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century.

$10 WAC Members; $15 General. Registration required.

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