Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage
From Bletchley Park to cyber-attacks in the 21st century, the computer was born to spy. Gordon Corera, BBC News Security Correspondent and author of Cyberspies, will trace the previously untold and highly classified story of the melding of technology and espionage from its beginning. He’ll overview how the World War II birth of electronic espionage in Britain transitioned into Cold War-era spy hunting which morphed into the data-driven pursuit of terrorists and has grown into industrial-scale cyber-espionage against countries and corporations in the 21st century. Drawing on unique access to Western intelligence agencies, on-the-ground reporting from China, and insights into the most powerful technology companies, Corera has compelling stories to share from heads of state, hackers, and spies of all stripes. This evening will offer a first-hand exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, geopolitics, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.
Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage | Conference
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 6:30 pm
Washington, DC, United States