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Cyber Sabotage: The History and Politics of Russian-American Hacking • Fred Kaplan

October 24, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee is the latest chapter of a story going back nearly a half-century to the dawn of cyber espionage, with both Russia and the U.S as its main protagonists. Meanwhile, the dark territory of cyber sabotage has become an increasingly thorny problem in Russian-American diplomatic relations. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan will address the technologies and politics that have propelled hacking to a major national security issue and put the two countries onto a collision course with uncertain outcomes.

Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and the author of five books, including Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War and The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, which was a New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist. A former Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for The Boston Globe, he earned a PhD in Political Science from MIT.

Cosponsored by the UNC Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense.


October 24, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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