As one of the biggest cyberattacks to have targeted the US government and private industry in recent years, the ‘SolarWinds hack’ revealed significant implications for future government cybersecurity strategies. Despite SolarWinds software’s broad use across the federal government, private-sector companies including FireEye, Microsoft, and GoDaddy were the first to discover and counter this attack. Was the success of this cyber-espionage a failure of US Cyber Command’s (USCC) “defend forward” strategy? Does the SolarWinds hack support abolishing the practice of dual-hatting the USCC Commander and Director of the NSA? The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) will host this debate on these critical questions and assess the implications of the SolarWinds hack on the U.S. government’s role in cybersecurity defense and a broader national cybersecurity strategy.
We are pleased to welcome:
Susan Hennessey, Senior Fellow – Governance Studies, Brookings Institute and Executive Editor, Lawfare
Bryson Bort, Founder, and CEO, SCYTHE
Erica Borghard, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Senior Director, Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
JD Work, Bren Chair for Cyber Conflict and Security, Marine Corps University
Moderated by Robert Knake, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This one-hour live virtual event and Q&A will take place on Thursday, January 14 at 1300 PST/ 1600 EST and is open to the public. This event will be hosted on our website at www.securityandtechnology.org/events. We encourage you to submit your questions via Eventbrite Registration or direct message us with your questions on any social platform before or during the event.
Disclaimer: Views expressed during this public event are personal speaker views and do not represent the organizations they are affiliated with.