Authoritarian states are ramping up use of foreign commercial spyware to advance digital authoritarianism, both in their own national contexts and across borders. Recent reports have warned that these sophisticated tools are likely being used to target journalists, activists, and government officials, including U.S. personnel serving overseas.
To discuss this acute national security concern, the Center for a New American Security hosted Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) for a moderated discussion and question & answer session.
Following the conversation, Congressman Himes was joined by Steven Feldstein, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Christopher Porter, Head of Threat Intelligence at Google Cloud, for a panel discussion on this important topic. Alexandra Seymour, Associate Fellow for the Technology and National Security program at CNAS moderated the fireside and panel.
Congressman Jim Himes
Congressman, Connecticut’s 4th District
U.S. House of Representatives
Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program Senior Fellow
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Head of Threat Intelligence
Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security