129 Events

National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The NSCAI Final Report: Recommendations on Defending America and Winning the Technology Competition in the AI Era

Wed., May 5, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:15am

Online

Please join the Cyber Project and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship in conversation with members of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) as they present their recommendations from the commission's final report. 

The final report focuses on two parts: Defending America in the AI Era, and Winning the Technology Competition.  You can read an interactive version of the report here: https://reports.nscai.gov/final-report/table-of-contents/ 

Disclaimer: While this virtual event is on the record, the event organizers prohibit any attendees, including journalists, from audio/visual recording or distributing parts or all of the event program without prior written authorization.

Nicole Perlroth

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Seminar - Open to the Public

This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: A Discussion with the Author, Nicole Perlroth

Tue., Mar. 30, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

Join the Cyber Project in conversation with Nicole Perlroth, author of This is How They Tell Me the World Ends, which is the culmination of years of research and interviews covering the cyber arms race.  On this stop on her virtual book tour, we'll discuss where around the globe her research took  her, the conclusions she developed, and her thoughts for U.S. national cybersecurity policy. 

Disclaimer: While this virtual event is on the record, the event organizers prohibit any attendees, including journalists, from audio/visual recording or distributing parts or all of the event program without prior written authorization.

 

#ShareTheMicInCyber

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Special Series - Open to the Public

#ShareTheMicInCyber: Celebrating Black Women in Cybersecurity and Privacy

Fri., Mar. 19, 2021 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Online

On Friday, March 19, the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy communities will come together to lift the voices of Black Women in the field as part of the #ShareTheMicInCyber campaign in celebration of Women’s History Month.  

#ShareTheMicInCyber is an online conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn started by Camille Stewart and Lauren Zabierek, with the aim of addressing a number of issues stemming from systemic racism in cybersecurity. The campaign highlights the experiences of Black practitioners in this field, catalyzing a critical conversation on race in the industry and shining a light on Black practitioners’ accomplishments to identify them as experts in their fields, all while creating professional opportunities and bringing the community together.

Racism, like cybersecurity, is a national security issue. It’s not enough to be “not racist”- we must be anti-racist. As a community, let’s stand up against systemic racism. Together, let’s honor our Black colleagues & lift up underrepresented voices. We are excited to celebrate Black Women in Security & Privacy on March 19, 2021--all day on Twitter and LinkedIn.

America and Internet of Things

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Securing America: A Conversation with Cyber Experts Who Secure the Things We Love

Tue., Mar. 16, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

Salads. Movies. Our favorite cities. What do these things have to do with national security?   In this session, cybersecurity leaders Yolonda Smith, Ashley Tolbert, and Quiessence Phillips will discuss how they secure the things that we love, their thoughts on cyber defense and our nation's resilience amid ambient cyber conflict, and how to bridge the gap between trust and safety of products and services we use and our national security. 

Disclaimer: While this virtual event is on the record, the event organizers prohibit any attendees, including journalists, from audio/visual recording or distributing parts or all of the event program without prior written authorization.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The Geneva Convention and International Cyber Incidents

Wed., Feb. 24, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Online

Using two recent cyber operations that targeted civilians, WannaCry and NotPetya, Tarah Wheeler and Lord John Alderdice will discuss their research which proposes these operations were violations of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, specifically Article 7: Crimes Against Humanity and Article 8: War Crimes. They will show the actual code from these cyber weapons, discuss the impacts on civilians, propose obeying international law, and tell you why there will never be a cyber Pearl Harbor.

Please note: While this virtual event is on the record, the event organizers prohibit any attendees, including journalists, from audio/visual recording or distributing parts or all of the event program without prior written authorization.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Presenting the Belfer Center's 2020 National Cyber Power Index

Tue., Feb. 9, 2021 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Online

Only a handful of countries are well known for their cyber impacts: notable, US, Israel, Iran, China, Russia and North Korea. But cyber visibility can give a misleading picture of actual cyber power. The full range of capabilities, objectives, and actors are often left out of the story. The Belfer Center’s Julia Voo, Anina Schwarzenbach, Irfan Hemani, Simon Jones, Winnona DeSombre and Daniel Cassidy have proposed a novel and more complete way to measure a country’s cyber power.

Belfer’s 2020 National Cyber Power Index looks at the cyber capabilities of 30 countries across seven national objectives such as surveillance, defense, intelligence gathering and destruction. It then measures a country’s capability within each objective. The team hope that through developing the NCPI the discussion of cyber power is broadened to reflect applications beyond destructive capabilities.

Join the Cyber Project on Tuesday February 9th as Julia and Anina walk us through their methodology and findings published in their groundbreaking National Cyber Power Index, which you can read here: https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/national-cyber-power-index-2020

Seminar - Open to the Public

Examining the Solarwinds Orion Hack: Implications for Government and the Private Sector

Wed., Feb. 3, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Online

The Belfer Center's Intelligence and Cyber Projects will co-host a discussion on the recent Solarwinds Orion hack with David Sanger, Camille Stewart, Priscilla Moriuchi, and Dr. Erica Borghard on Wednesday, February 3rd from 12:00-1:15pm.

This event will be open to the public. Advance registration is required. 

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Analyzing the new National Cyber Director role

Tue., Jan. 26, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Online

The Cyber Project welcomes Dr. Sasha O'Connell, Tatyana Bolton, and Kiran Raj in conversation with Lauren Zabierek to analyze the National Cyber Director role.  Tatyana was a senior policy director for the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Sasha and Kiran recently published their report, The United States Needs a Cyber Director: A Roadmap for Making It Happen in 2021.   

You can read their report here: https://www.american.edu/spa/upload/ncd-guide-final-oct-2020.pdf

You can access the Cyber Solarium Commission report here: https://www.solarium.gov/report

Conference - Open to the Public

Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community

Thu., Sep. 24, 2020 - Fri., Sep. 25, 2020

Online

Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community is a two-day conference co-hosted by the Intelligence and Cyber Projects at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

The conference will take place over two consecutive mornings, with the first day focusing on identifying and understanding the current state of, and the opportunities and issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) in the IC; and the second focused on developing and discussing innovative solutions to these issues. We will convene senior leadership in the USIC, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate honest, open, and productive conversations.

This conference is virtual, open to the public, and free to attend.  Advanced registration is required. Please register here or via the link below to gain access to the Zoom link. 

Priscilla Moriuchi

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Looking in the Right Places: Using Non-Traditional Datasets to Study North Korea

Tue., May 5, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Online

Using North Korean cyber operations and activity as a case study, Priscilla Moriuchi will talk through the methodology she has applied and insights her work has provided into North Korean leadership behavior and cyber operations. The event will be moderated by John Park, Director, Korea Project, Belfer Center, with an introduction from Lauren Zabierek, Executive Director, Cyber Project, Belfer Center.