The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will to host a Directors’ Lunch with Richard Dearlove on Friday, December 7th in the Belfer Center Library (L369)
Sir Richard Dearlove served as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from August 1999 until his retirement in July 2004. Prior to his position as Chief, he was the Assistant Chief and the Director of Operations. As Director of Finance, Administration and Personnel he also oversaw the move of SIS into its Headquarter Building at Vauxhall Cross in 1994. He is a career intelligence officer of thirty-eight years standing and has served in Nairobi, Prague, Paris, Geneva and Washington as well as in a number of key London-based posts.
Sir Richard took up the Mastership of Pembroke College Cambridge in of October 2004.
He is also a trustee of Kent School, Connecticut, Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge, a member of the International Advisory Board of AIG, senior Adviser to the Monitor Group and Chairman of Ascot Underwriting.
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