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.”
Andrew is a computer engineer with over 15-years of experience in computer security and related competencies. For the past five years, he's worked as an engineer and engineering manager at CrowdStrike; watching the company grow from just over 100 to well 1,000 employees. Prior to CrowdStrike, Andrew worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Apple, Inc.
The Belfer Center's Cyber Project uses an interdisciplinary approach to tackle some of the most pressing questions in how the complex patchwork of federal government organizations, state and local governments, and private sector protect our infrastructure, institutions, governments, and public from cyberattacks from a spectrum of threats. This year, the project has a key focus: cybersecurity is national security.
CrowdStrike was founded in 2011 by George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch (a member of the Defending Digital Democracy Project Board) to combine the most advanced endpoint protection with expert intelligence to pinpoint the adversaries perpetrating the attacks.