Can Diplomacy Save the Internet?

Mar 11, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Can Diplomacy Save the Internet?, Mar 11, 2023

Ransomware, election interference, spyware, IP theft, attacks on critical infrastructure…the drumbeat of digital attacks paints a dark portrait of the future of cyberspace. Can we prevent the World Wide Web from being the Wild West, or is chaos inherent to free and open systems?

Featuring the nation’s top technology diplomat and a former CIA officer-turned-Congressman, this session will explore what U.S. leadership looks like in the digital domain, the roles of the private sector and civil society in protecting our shared future, and how more robust diplomacy can help restore a unified, trusted, and secure internet.

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Nathaniel Fick

U.S. Department of State

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