September 18 Tuesday

On the Organization of the U.S. Government for Responding to Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare and Influence Operations, Dr. Herb Lin, Stanford University

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 122
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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This talk will contrast cyber-enabled IW/IO to cybersecurity threats, describe the mechanisms underlying the operation of cyber-enabled IW/IO, address future IW/IO threats, and most importantly consider legal and organizational aspects of  how well the U.S. government is organized to respond to Russian cyber-enabled information warfare and influence operations (IW/IO).

Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University.  His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy.  He recently served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He also served for many years as chief scientist of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies.  Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986-1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT.

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