Cyber Risk Wednesday: OPM Hack

Can the United States really shame another country for espionage excess? The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security featured a discussion on how the United States should react to Chinese cyberattacks on sensitive government systems, such as the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Siobhan Gorman, a Director in the Washington office of the advisory firm Brunswick, moderates the panel featuring Catherine Lotrionte, Director of the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security at Georgetown University; Robert Knake, the Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Jason Healey, a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council.

US Senators on American Energy Abundance

On Thursday, July 30, 2015 the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center launched its task force report, “Empowering America: How Energy Abundance Can Strengthen US Global Leadership.” Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Warner discussed the report’s recommendations and answered questions from audience members. David L. Goldwyn, Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Energy Advisory Group, moderated the discussion, and Richard L. Morningstar, Founding Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, provided welcome remarks.

Cyber Risk Wednesday: Rethinking Commercial Espionage

The United States is nearly alone in professing that states should not spy for the private sector’s commercial benefit. But could the United States reach better economic and national security outcomes if it joined its adversaries in spying for profit? Melanie Teplinsky of the American University Washington College of Law moderates a panel of cyber security experts: Dmitri Alperovitch, Cofounder and CTO of CrowdStrike and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; Stewart Baker, a Partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP; and Harvey Rishikof, Chair of the Advisory Committee for the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security. The event took place on July 29, 2015.