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.”
Guy Keeley joined the Belfer Center as Finance Director in July 2013, having spent the previous 14 years working for the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University. Prior to that he worked at the Center for Business & Government at HKS for 2 years. He is a native of Liverpool, England and has lived in the USA since 1988.
He is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm