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Shining a Light on the SolarWinds Hack

Did Russia commit a cyber attack or cyber espionage? What is the difference and how does it affect the U.S. response and future of cybersecurity? Cato Institute’s own Brandon Valeriano and Atlantic Council’s Erica Borghard join host John Glaser to discuss the severity of the SolarWinds hack and its implications for the broader cybersecurity political landscape.

Show Notes

  1. Brandon Valeriano bio: https://​www​.cato​.org/​p​e​o​p​l​e​/​b​r​a​n​d​o​n​-​v​a​l​e​riano
  2. Erica Borghard bio: https://​www​.atlantic​coun​cil​.org/​e​x​p​e​r​t​/​e​r​i​c​a​-​b​o​r​g​hard/
  3. Sean Lawson and Brandon Valeriano, “The Russian ‘Cyber Peral Harbor’ That Wasn’t,” The American Conservative, December 18, 2020.
  4. Benjamin Jensen, Brandon Valeriano, and Mark Montgomery, “The Strategic Implications of SolarWinds,” Lawfare Blog, December 18, 2020.
  5. Erica D. Borghard, “The SolarWinds Compromise and the Strategic Challenge of Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain,” Council on Foreign Relations, December 22, 2020.
  6. Erica Borghard and Jacquelyn Schneider, “Russia’s Hack Wasn’t Cyberwarfare. That Complicates US Strategy,” Wired, December 17, 2020.