Cyberspace: The Next Battlefield
Cyberwar is the next great threat to national security. It is a threat to military capabilities, but even more so, to civilian systems and infrastructure. Cyberspace is likely to be the theater of our next war, and that war may already be underway. Because cyberwar weapons are computers, networks, routers and compilers, there are few who genuinely understand the battlefield, and fewer who understand the goals, strategies and tactics necessary to develop both an offensive capability and a defensive stance. Lawrence Husick, FPRI’s resident tech-geek, will discuss cyberwar in the context of value-based threat models. How can we identify the likely targets, evaluate the consequences of successful attacks, and implement a competent defense? More importantly, how likely is the US to actually do so? On June 16, the Defense Education Forum and the Foreign Policy Research Institute will present a lecture by FPRI Senior Fellow, Lawrence Husick on this critical subject. Husick will discuss the scope of the threat and present imperatives for future U.S. policy.
||Lawrence Husick is a Senior Fellow in the FPRI’s Center on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism where he concentrates on the study of terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies, with a particular focus on technology leverage as a defining characteristic of the modern terrorist. His computer-related experience includes his work as co-founder and principal system architect of Infonautics Corporation (now HighBeam Research), which offers the Electric Library and Encyclopedia.com on the World Wide Web, for which he has been awarded five U.S. patents. He serves as Chief Innovation Officer of TeraDisc, LLC, a pioneering company in the field of in silico drug research. He has been a consultant to both government and private organizations as a systems analyst and design engineer. He is a skilled programmer in computer languages ranging from assembler to Objective C, and designs and builds special-purpose computer hardware.
||Thursday, June 16, 2011
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
||ROA's Minuteman Memorial Building
4h Floor Symposium Center
1 Constitution Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
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-For more information please contact Keith Weller-