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Global Security Forum 2012: Fighting a Cyber War

April 11, 2012 • 4:30 – 5:45 pm EDT

Working Lunch Session

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The Global Security Forum 2012 is a forum on the top challenges facing U.S. and global security. The vulnerability of military, civilian, and commercial networks to cyber attack is forcing the U.S. government to revise its approach to cyberspace. While most attention is focused on preventing attacks, this panel will address how cyber could be used in an offensive capacity, including how to conceptualize command and control, targeting, damage assessment, proportionality, and deterrence in a cyber environment either alone or alongside kinetic operations.

Fighting a Cyber War

Gen. James E. Cartwright (ret.),
former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies, CSIS

James Lewis,
Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, CSIS

William Lynn III,
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense

Moderator:
John Hamre,

President and CEO, CSIS

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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership