Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

  • 19 August 2015

A generation ago, “cyberspace” was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet.

The cybersecurity issues that result challenge everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedoms; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack while planning new cyberwars themselves; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats, and looking to profit from them; and both lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks to define right and wrong.

Most of all, cybersecurity issues affect us as individuals. We face new questions surrounding everything from our rights and responsibilities as citizens of both the online and real worlds, to simply how to protect ourselves and our families from a new type of danger; yet there is perhaps no other issue that has become so important so quickly, and touches so many, but remains so poorly understood. Bestselling author Peter W. Singer will explore these key aspects of cyberspace and its security—how it all works, why it all matters, and what we can do about it.

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Wednesday 19 August 2015

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Wednesday 19 August 2015

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