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Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know…and How to Talk About It

Past Event

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know...and How to Talk About It

Noah Shachtman, Peter W. Singer, Tom Gjelton, Siobhan Gorman, David Sanger, Allan Friedman, and James Ball

Cyber issues have not only dominated recent headlines, but they have more broadly evolved from a technology matter into an area that we all need to understand. To put it another way, cybersecurity and cyberwar has shifted from a “need to know” issue into one everyone needs to know more about, whether working in academics, politics, business, the military or law, or even just as good citizens or parents.

Cybersecurity and CyberwarOn January 6, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and Governance Studies at Brookings launched the new book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know. The first panel featured co-authors Peter W. Singer and Allan Friedman discussing their book and the key questions of cybersecurity – how it all works, why it all matters and what we can do. A second panel featured some of the leading journalists on the cybersecurity beat today, exploring the challenges of reporting on a new domain and explaining its complexities to the public.

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Panel I: What Everyone Needs to Know

Peter W. Singer

Former Brookings Expert

Strategist and Senior Fellow - New America

Panel II: How To Talk About Cyber

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