Press Release

Hudson Institute Launches Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare Report

__Report examines intellectual property piracy, cyber warfare against US financial services, critical infrastructure; examines possible threats from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea__

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 Hudson Institute will host the launch of a new report, "Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge," edited by Dr. Samantha Ravich, on Monday, August 3 at 11:30am at Hudson Institute. The report, available here, examines America's economic cybersecurity vulnerabilities and methods for the U.S. government and private sector to recognize, monitor, and defend against such warfare. Leading experts will come together on August 3rd to discuss the report's critical findings in an event hosted by Hudson Institute and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance.

Members of the press are invited to attend and a live webcast will be available on Hudson Institute's website at RSVP to Carolyn Stewart

Event Details:

What: The launch of "Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge" and a "panel discussion(Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge)": of the cybersecurity challenges confronting the United States.
When: August 3, 2015 at 11:30am (doors open), and 12pm (online broadcast begins)
Where: Hudson Institute
Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Why: As evidenced by the recent massive data breach involving the Office of Personnel Management, the number of large-scale cyberattacks against critical U.S. government and private-sector infrastructure are increasing at an alarming rate. Panel members will discuss the evolving threat of cyber-enabled economic warfare, with a focus on the threats posed by China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, the greatest vulnerabilities of the U.S., and the additional skill sets needed to recognize, monitor, and defeat such attacks.
* Dr. Samantha Ravich, Editor, Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge and Board of Advisors Member, Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
* The Honorable Juan C. Zarate, Chairman & Senior Counselor, Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
* Congressman Mike Rogers, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute; Former U.S. Representative, Michigan; and Former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
* Steven Chabinsky, General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, CrowdStrike
* Dr. Michael Hsieh, Program Manager, DARPA
* Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Director, Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
* Mark Tucker, CEO, Temporal Defense Systems

RSVP: Carolyn Stewart

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