Global Security Dialogues- Hackers Today: Hacktivists, Criminals, Terrorists, Spies?
On February 10, GMF organized its fourth Global Security Dialogue in San Francisco. The event gathered close to 25 local leaders to explore the evolving knowledge on cyber attackers and the implication that this knowledge has for our cyber defense strategies. Shahed Amanullah, CEO and Co-Founder of LaunchPosse, Tim Hind, Vice President of Global Intelligence at Isight Partners, and Michelle J. Kane Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California shared their insights and offered practical advice. The conversation titled “Hackers Today: Hacktivists, Criminals, Terrorists, Spies?” was held under the Chatham House Rule. Participants left the gathering with a clear understanding of the importance of building cyber security considerations into their business plans and working together across borders to reduce the risks of cyberattack. The moderator of the event was GMF’s senior transatlantic fellow Reta Jo Lewis.
The next dialogue will take place in Seattle on March 10 and will consider how the rise of China may impact our future.
The Global Security Dialogues series will culminate with the Marshall Seminar on Global Security scheduled for next April in Brussels, Belgium.
Access to all Global Security Dialogues is limited to GMF leadership alumni, which includes the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, the Manfred Wörner Seminar, the Leadership Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, the Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship, and the APSA Congressional Fellowship. Registration includes a three course meal and is non-refundable. Each alumnus may register a guest whom s/he believes will benefit from the conversation.
The Global Security Dialogues are sponsored by NATO's Public Diplomacy Division. This event was implemented in partnership with the San Francisco office of DLA Piper.