Cyber Security: Protecting Technology to Protect Democracy

Will liberal democracy be undone by its own technological creations? U.S. adversaries use technology to enhance their economic and military power. 5G, IoT and artificial intelligence promise to make the U.S. and its allies more dependent on the digital ecosystem, while providing threat actors with even more vectors for attack. Jim Baker, former General Counsel of the FBI, and Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post discuss the federal government's capacity to adequately protect Americans against hostile cyber actions...and whether recovery is possible in the case of a worst case scenario. Join Jim and Ellen as they explore what sorts of security measures (encryption, zero-trust networks, supply chain auditing) the federal government needs to implement to mitigate the risk of cyber conflict.

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James Baker

R Street Institute

Ellen Nakashima

The Washington Post

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