Restraint and Emergent Technology: A Cato Virtual Lecture Series brings together experts, policymakers, and other key players in the arena of technology as it relates to defense and foreign policy. The goal is to discuss issues that are pertinent to the evolution of technology and how we can encourage restraint in action. Brandon Valeriano hosts the series which feature focused conversations from various guest speakers and open discussion among the experts participating.
Getting cyber security, and ultimately national cyber security policy, right is a matter of uneasy partnerships. Among these emerging partnerships is with white hat hackers. These hackers do much of the research and analysis that is often legally risky and maligned, but their aims are positive. Professionalizing and growing the white hat hacker community must be a centerpiece of a national strategy. Examining the White Hat hacker community’s response to Covid‐19 and abuses by the police demonstrations their importance and points to the limitations of government intervention into private cyber security policy.
Russia has deployed cyber operations to interfere in foreign elections, launch disinformation campaigns, and cripple neighboring states ― all while maintaining a thin veneer of deniability and avoiding strikes that cross the line into acts of war. How should a targeted nation respond? Scott Jasper dives into the legal and technical maneuvers of Russian cyber strategies, proposing that nations develop solutions for resilience to withstand future attacks.