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Jane Harman on the Anniversary of the Edward Snowden Leaks

Former Defense Department and CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash and Wilson Center Director Jane Harman talks with Andrea Mitchell about NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s claims that he attempted to raise the red flag before leaking documents.

Is This the Best Response to China’s Cyber-Attacks?

I assume China is guilty as charged—that the five accused PLA officers or others in their demographic committed cyber espionage against American firms to steal technology and gain other competitive advantages. I assume there were more than five people involved.

New Terrorism and New Media

This report examines how Al-Qaeda, its affiliates and other terrorist organizations have moved their online presence to YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets, posing challenges to counter-terrorism agencies.

New Terrorism Meets New Media

The Internet proves to be a useful instrument for modern terrorists who use it for a wide range of purposes – from recruitment, radicalization and propaganda to data-mining and online instruction and training. However, cyber-savvy terrorists found the need to update their online presence. There is a clear trend of terrorist "migration" to online social media, including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Moreover, this trend is expanding to the newest online platforms such as Instagram, Flickr, and others.

Virtual Packs of Lone Wolves

Lone wolf terrorism is on the rise and online tools are making it easier. Fellow Gabriel Weimann, who has conducted a 15-year study on the impact of the Internet on terrorism, discusses the trend, its causes, and ways to track the lone wolf before an attack.

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A Conversation with Jeh Johnson

During a forum hosted by Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO, Jane Harman, Jeh Johnson delivered his first major speech since becoming Homeland Security Secretary. Following his formal remarks he joined Congresswoman Harman for a wide ranging discussion on important issues such as cyber security, immigration, and cooperation with the private sector.

Lone Wolf Terrorists

In this episode of NOW, Gabriel Weimann, who has conducted a 15 year study on the impact of the Internet on terrorism, discusses the rise of the "lone wolf terrorist." 

GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: 4th Floor Conference Room, Wilson Center

Space is limited. Confirmation emails will be sent to those who RSVP, on a first come first serve basis.

Lessons from the Summer of Snowden

“Lessons from the Summer of Snowden: The Hard Road Back to Trust,” a joint policy paper by former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Georg Mascolo, and Ben Scott, Senior Advisor at the New America Foundation, discusses the necessity of a political solution that resolves US and European disputes over NSA surveillance programs. The article offers a comprehensive account of US intelligence practices in post-9/11 world and the resulting disconnect between expectations of personal privacy and the logic of mass surveillance technologies. According to Mascolo and Scott, the U.S.

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