Cyber Security

Connecting Grassroots to Government for Disaster Management: Workshop Summary

The growing use of social media and other mass collaboration technologies is opening up new opportunities in disaster management efforts, but is also creating new challenges for policymakers looking to incorporate these tools into existing frameworks. The Commons Lab, part of the Science & Technology Innovation Program, hosted a September 2012 workshop bringing together emergency responders, crisis mappers, researchers, and software programmers to discuss issues surrounding the adoption of these new technologies.

Book Discussion: Cyber War Will Not Take Place

Author and former public policy scholar Thomas Rid discusses his new book, Cyber War Will Not Take Place. He argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways.

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Cybersecurity in Your Neighborhood: Why Public-Private Partnerships Matter

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The nation’s critical infrastructure is at risk. Communications systems, electrical power, transportation, even water supplies, face both physical and digital threats.

Wilson Forum - U.S. Special Operations 2020

The National Conversation Series continues with Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command lays out his vision for Special Operations Forces in the years ahead.  Joining McRaven in the discussion are a panel of experts including Daniel Feldman, Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S.

Security Roundtable: Dealing with Outliers

This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center we convene our security roundtable to discuss the best ways to deal with the “outlier states” of North Korea and Iran. Our guests are Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, Robert Hathaway, Director of the Center’s Asia Program, and Robert Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center.

Towards Trustworthy Social Media and Crowdsourcing

Author: George Chamales

Editors: Lea Shanley and Aaron Lovell.

On behalf of the Commons Lab within Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Cyber Security and the North American Electric Grid

On April 16, 2013, the Canada Institute hosted its fourteenth Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues.  This year’s program, “Cyber Security and the North American Electric Grid” assembled key stakeholders, academics, and government policy makers for an off-the-record discussion on the vital but potentially vulnerable electric grid shared by Canada and the United States. The assembled participants concluded that despite decades of cooperation more must be done to confront emerging cyber security issues in the energy sector.

Keeping the Lights On: Cyber Threats and the North American Power Grid

Attempted cyber attacks on critical infrastructure occur daily throughout the world. And the job of protecting critical infrastructure from potentially catastrophic disruptions is a 24-7 undertaking.  Leading cyber security expert Mark Fabro discusses the U.S. and Canadian efforts to protect the North American power grid.

 

 

Wilson Forum - From Cyber to Immigration, Terrorism to Disasters: Securing America in the Next Administration

On this episode of Wilson Forum U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses her department’s plans to protect America in the years ahead from multiple threats including cyber-crime, terrorism, immigration, and natural disasters. The event is moderated by Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman.

 

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