Digital Pearl Harbor: How Real is the Cybersecurity Threat, and Who’s Responsible Anyway?
Policy Forum and Luncheon Cosponsored With The Economist
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Terrorism poses an undeniable threat, but what about cyberthreats? Can terrorists and hackers disrupt the Internet or critical networks and infrastructure such as electrical grids, key financial networks, and water supply systemsor are those threats overblown? If such threats are plausible, might they be carried out instead of, or as part of, a physical attack? What are the relative risks of physical threats and cyberthreats, and how much attention does cybersecurity deserve in the broader context of national, corporate, and personal security? Responses to cyberterrorism have included greater corporate emphasis on security, increased information sharing included between government and business, and government‐funded cybersecurity research, as well as proposals to hold network administra‐tors and software makers liable. Does government have a key role to play here, or should the private sector address cybersecurity through better management and innovations such as insurance and security outsourcing? Join us for an engaging discussion about threats to digital and physical security in the digital age.
|11:00–11:05 a.m.|| Welcoming Remarks
|11:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m.|| Panel Discussion
Andreas Kluth, Moderator
Howard A. Schmidt
|12:30–1:30 p.m||Reception and Buffet Luncheon
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