[A2k] Wed March 22 at GWU: Who is Bashing Whom? Free Event (free lunch) but you must register!

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Mon Mar 18 12:56:10 PDT 2013

Who is Bashing Whom?
China, Cyber-attack, Democracy, and Retaliation
A luncheon forum: March 22, GWU, 12-2
Elliott School Commons, 6th fl, 1957 E Street, NW
RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/CyberGWU

On January 31, The New York Times, America’s paper of record, made front
page news. Several months after it published several articles delineating
the financial holdings of the families of Chinese leaders, the Times
reported that the Chinese military had hacked into its computers, inserted
malware and stolen its employees’ e-mail account passwords. Soon
thereafter, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Voice of
America and other media outlets publicly claimed their computers were also
allegedly hacked by Chinese citizens.

Many Americans were outraged and expressed concerns about the importance of
cyber-security for the fourth estate, which must protect the privacy of
sources, ensure freedom of the press, and play such an important role in
American democracy. But the incidents also raised questions of governance.
How should the US respond to such cyber-attacks when it too is attacking?
Congressman Mike Rodgers, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, called
for retaliation. However, retaliation is unlikely to build greater support
for shared international cyber norms.

This free lunch event, organized by the Trade and Internet Governance
Project of GWU, and the Minerva Initiative of the Department of Defense,
will examine the hacking from several different perspectives:
cyber-security, economics, trade, human rights, and global governance.

Lunch will be served 12-12:15, then our speakers will present the floor
will open for questions.  Dessert and coffee will be available.


Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post
Grady Summers, Vice President of Mandiant Security
Delphine Halgand, Washington Office Director, Reporters without Borders
Dr. Irving Lachow, Director, Technology and Security, Center for a New
American Security
Michael Nelson, Bloomberg Government
Moderator:  Dr. Susan Ariel Aaronson
Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/CyberGWU

Manon Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
manon.ress at keionline.org
tel.: +1 202 332 2670

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