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Future conflict will be shaped by developments in cyberspace and advances in IT, artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. This IISS research programme studies the details.
Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security
As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding. In this Adelphi, Nigel Inkster examines the political, historical and cultural development of China’s cyber power in light of evolving capabilities and governance structures.
19 December 2017.
Tuesday 19 December, 3.30–5.30pm EST
IISS–Americas, Washington DC
Sean Kanuck, Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security, IISS
Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis; Director of Aerospace Security Project; Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
14 December 2017.
New US National Security Strategy targets cyber threats; Iranian hackers attack Middle East governments; Houthi rebels bring down internet in Yemen.
07 December 2017.
Russian cyber fraudster convicted by US; artificial intelligence helps Facebook censor terrorist content; Indian troops told to delete Chinese phone apps.
30 November 2017.
Chinese hacker in US indictment linked to Beijing; Uber paid off hackers to conceal breach; Skype loses appeal against eavesdropping by authorities.
23 November 2017.
US makes exploits disclosure process transparent; ASEAN’s declaration to combat cybercrime; US urged to rethink automated vetting of immigrants.
16 November 2017.
UK prime minister accuses Russia of cyber-espionage; NATO commits to improving cyber defence; US fears surveillance by Chinese-made CCTVs.
09 November 2017.
China trains youths in counter-intelligence; encryption protects Texas shooter’s phone; US ‘hack back’ legislation could lead to cyber war, warns expert.
08 November 2017.
Cyber security company Kaspersky Lab’s links to the Russian government prompted a hearing at the House of Representatives. Those giving evidence included IISS Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security Sean Kanuck – who says politicians and businesses should focus on cyber attackers themselves, rather than the methods they use.
02 November 2017.
North Korea steals warship blueprint from South; Cyber attacks an act of war, according to EU draft paper; New York Times now available on dark web.
26 October 2017.
President Xi promises tougher censorship at party congress; Catalan hackers target Spanish high court; Canadian army hires offensive cyber operators.
Cyber security has become a focal point for conflicting domestic and global interests, and increasingly for the projection of state power. 'Evolution of the Cyber Domain' contextualises the key developments since the 1950s.
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