A year ago, cybersecurity experts were calling 2013 "the year of the data breach" only to find 2014 had far worse in store. Not only did the year see massive intrusions at some of America's most trusted companies, but critical vulnerabilities undiscovered for years were laid bare.
Perhaps most dangerous of all, nations seem increasingly comfortable using cyber operations in the murky space between peace and war.
With all of that as prologue, join the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative on Jan. 21 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for a moderated discussion on what we learned about cybersecurity in 2014 and what to expect in the year to come.
This event is the first in the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Risk Wednesday series in 2015. It’s presented by Cyber Risk Wednesday media partner Passcode, the new cybersecurity section from The Christian Science Monitor.
The panel will include Shane Harris, senior intelligence and national security correspondent for the Daily Beast, and Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder & CTO of CrowdStrike. It will be moderated by Daniel Y. Chiu, deputy director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council.
The trio will discuss Harris' new book “@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex,” the trends in cybersecurity derived from breaches and incidents such as Target and Sony in 2014, and what we are likely to see in digital privacy and security in 2015.
Please register for the event here. A livestream will be available on CSMonitor.com and AtlanticCouncil.org starting a few minutes before the start of the event.
You can follow the event on Twitter via the hashtag #ACCyber or by following any of the accounts listed below.
January 21, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Shane Harris, @ShaneHarris, senior intelligence and national security correspondent, Daily Beast
Dmitri Alperovitch, @DmitriCyber, CTO of CrowdStrike
Daniel Y. Chiu, @DYCinWDC, deputy director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Mike Farrell, @MikeBFarrell, editor
Sara Sorcher, @SaraSorcer, deputy editor
Joe Uchill, @JoeUchill, Mark Clayton Fellow