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Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) hosts The future of America's cyber power.
It has been over five years since the stand up of US Cyber Command, the military force to defend the nation's cyberspace and deliver offensive cyber capability, yet our cybersecurity problems have rarely seemed more daunting. Every year, the intrusions and attacks seem worse than the last year, continuing a decades-long trend even as our economic, social and military dependence grows on cyberspace and Internet-connected infrastructure. This discussion will touch on recent cyber incidents, from OPM to Sony, but focus on the future direction of US cyber power, from leveraging the new US military Cyber Mission Force, cooperation with the private sector, and deterrence, escalation and response to cyber attacks. The conversation will also include the main open research questions and careers in the cyber field.
Admiral Michael S. Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Originally a surface warfare officer (SWO), he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986. He assumed his present duties as commander, US Cyber Command and director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service in March 2014. Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, Rogers has also served as the director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and US Pacific Command, and most recently as commander, US Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet.
Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict, competition and cooperation. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow. His work as a practitioner and researcher has focused on international cooperation, competition and conflict in cyberspace, including as the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012 and co-authored the book Cyber Security Policy Guidebook by Wiley. Healey is also one of Passcode's founding columnists and is on Twitter at @Jason_Healey.
The future of America's cyber power
November 6, 2015
3:00 to 4:15 p.m.
Columbia University Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1501