Wednesday, December 14, 2011

RSA 2012: Alperovitch, Libicki, Lewis, and Segal on Net-Based Warfare Tactics and Strategies

RSA Conference: Feb 27- Mar 2, 2012 San Francisco, CA

Speaker Profile: Dmitri Alperovitch
Panel Moderator for Cyber Battlefield: The Future of Conflict

Now that Dmitri Alperovitch has moved from his post as VP of Threat Research at McAfee to become President of Asymmetric Cyber Operations, he continues to speak and publish freely on global corporate/governmental hacking, espionage, and surveillance efforts.

To that end, Alperovitch will moderate an insider's panel at RSA 2012 on data and surveillance warfare over the net. Alperovitch’s years of research into these threats and vulnerabilities made news in August with the release of his McAfee report on wide-scale IP compromise among the Fortune Global 2000.

RSA Panel Title: Cyber Battlefield: The Future of Conflict (for a full list of RSA events & presenters visit here).

Moderator: Dmitri Alperovitch President, Asymmetric Cyber Operations LLC
Panelists: Martin Libicki Senior Scientist, RAND; James Lewis Senior Fellow & Program Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Adam Segal Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism & National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Scheduled Date(s)/Time(s): Wednesday, February 29, 08:00 a.m.,
Room 103
Session Length: 70 minutes

Session Abstract: Panel of leading experts in the field will explore complex policy issues tied to conflict in cyberspace. The session will discuss the current state of nation-state espionage, armed reconnaissance and cyber warfare operations, the evolution in strategic cyber deterrence doctrines and review the diplomatic initiatives to establish norms of behavior in cyberspace between US, Russia and China.

Prerequisite knowledge: The audience must understand the technical challenges of attribution, the impact cyber attacks can cause to national critical infrastructure, financial system and military readiness. They must be familiar with recent major nation-state attributable cyber-attacks and be aware of the current state of national security policy in cyberspace Session learning objectives We would like the audience to recognize the dramatic national and economic security impact of today's pervasive nation-state sponsored cyber espionage attacks and evaluate the potential diplomatic and military solutions to this problem. The panel will also provide an overview of the cyber war doctrines of US, Russia and China and the impact of the militarization of cyberspace on commercial and government sectors of the global economy. Finally, we will demonstrate that attribution is not an unsolvable problem in cyber and that diplomatic approaches are possible to help resolve what remains as a very challenging technical problem.

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