Talks: 2011 Archives
The world is gearing up for cyberwar. The US Cyber Command became operational in November. Nato has enshrined cyber security among its new strategic priorities. The head of Britain's armed forces said recently that boosting cyber capability is now a huge priority for the UK.
Data is the pollution problem of the information age, says Bruce Schneier, founder and chief technology officer of BT Counterpane.
In this keynote panel, explore the complex and evolving issues tied to cybersecurity and conflict in cyberspace in the 21st Century from leading experts in the field. Moderated by Dr. James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, this session will include discussion on thresholds for cyberwar, the often confusing terminology used for various types of cyber conflict, and what needs to be done in the international context to secure cyberspace while also deterring the possible escalation of various kinds of cyber attacks and conflict.
Security systems divide into two types. In direct security there are distinct attackers and defenders. Societal security ensures we adhere to the social contract with no free riders - attackers and defenders are the same. We'll explore the uniquely human implications of societal security: how it follows the rise of society and civilization and protects us from the dishonest minority amongst us.
Security Expert Bruce Schneier spoke about airport security as the last line of defense against terrorists. He was the keynote speaker at a day-long conference examining the Transportation Security Agency's use of body scanners and enhanced pat-downs at airports around the country.
Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.
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