The Dark Side of the Web
Alexander Klimburg

July 20, 2017 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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The Internet was invented as a method for free exchange of information – but it has become a weapon and a means for nefarious state and non-state actors to impose their will on others. Alexander Klimburg, one of the world’s experts on cybercrime, will talk about the methods countries like Russia are using to undermine or extort their enemies, including the US, by penetrating our data networks and, at the same time, spreading fake stories in ever more sophisticated forms of information warfare.

Klimburg, a program director at the Hague Center for Strategic Studies, will address the widespread concern over the recent cyberattacks and how we can prevent future attacks at a LAWAC breakfast on Thursday, July 20th. He will talk about Russia’s interference in last year’s presidential election as well as its recent breach of UK Parliament members’ emails. He will also discuss North Korea’s role in a slew of cyberattacks since 2009, including the Sony hack in 2014 and the release of the WannaCry malware earlier this year which shut down servers at the British Health Service, FedEx, PetroChina, Nissan and the Russian Railways system. Klimburg will talk about President Trump’s executive order on strengthening cybersecurity, and what more needs to be done to ensure the US is protected against future attacks.

Alexander Klimburg is Director of the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and an associate and former fellow at the Belfer Center of the Harvard Kennedy School. He has acted as an advisor to a number of governments and international organizations on cybersecurity strategy and internet governance, and has participated in various national, international, NATO and EU policy groups. He splits his time between Boston, Vienna and The Hague.

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