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Live Tomorrow: Improving Cybersecurity in a Connected World

by Adam Segal
CFR Cyber Net Politics Shoppers are pictured inside an Apple store on 5th Ave during Black Friday Sales in New York in 2013. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters).

Tomorrow, the Council on Foreign Relations will hold a half-day, multi-session symposium to bring together leading policymakers and experts to address the state of cybersecurity in the United States and abroad. It will examine the United States’ cybersecurity priorities over the next twelve months and identify challenges and opportunities for the next administration. Speakers will assess the United States’ emphasis on cyber offense and deterrence, and how they fit in the country’s existing cyber norm promotion efforts. In addition, the symposium will provide an opportunity for speakers from the International Telecommunication Union, Israel, Japan and Colombia to describe how they identify cybersecurity threats and design policy responses.

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Live Today: What to Do About Cyberattacks?

by Adam Segal
CFR Event Cyber Net Politics what to do about cyberattacks An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, in an office in Warsaw June 24, 2013. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters).

Tune in today at 12:45 p.m. for a CFR event entitled “What to Do About Cyberattacks?” Styled as a mock National Security Council meeting, I’ll be on stage with Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and Eli Dourado, director of the technology policy program at George Mason University, providing analysis and policy prescriptions on what the U.S. government should do about cyberattacks.

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Live Now: A Conversation with Giovanni Buttarelli

by Adam Segal
CFR Cyber Net Politics Giovanni Buttarelli Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Union's data protection supervisor. (European Parliament/Courtesy Flickr).

The Council on Foreign Relations is hosting a conversation with Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Union’s newly-appointed data protection supervisor. Mr. Buttarelli will discuss his strategic plan for the next five years as European Data Protection Supervisor along with the right to forget, trade negotiations, and other issues relating to data protection both in Europe and around the world.

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How Long Will the Good Feelings Last in Internet Governance Discussions?

by Adam Segal
Christopher Painter Lawrence Strickling Daniel Sepulveda Nuala O’Connor CFR Cyber Christopher Painter, Lawrence Strickling, Daniel Sepulveda, and Nuala O’Connor, November 20, 2014. (Sardari Group/Council on Foreign Relations)

What a difference two years make. In 2012, the World Conference on Information Technology meeting ended with a high degree of acrimony, with the United States and fifty-four others refusing to sign new International Telecommunication Regulations. Press reports focused on what was characterized as an effort by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to seize control over the Internet, the beginning of a new digital cold war, or both. Read more »

Live Now: Internet Governance After Busan

by Adam Segal
Christopher Painter Lawrence Strickling Daniel Sepulveda Nuala O’Connor CFR Cyber Christopher Painter, Lawrence Strickling, Daniel Sepulveda, and Nuala O’Connor, November 20, 2014. (Sardari Group/Council on Foreign Relations)

The Council on Foreign Relations is holding a half-day, multisession symposium to bring together leading policymakers and experts for analysis of the Internet governance landscape and to discuss new ideas for reform.

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