March 07, 2018

SINET ITSEF 2018

Featuring Elsa B. Kania

Source: SINET

The new National Security Strategy has declared that certain nations are strategic competitors.  Russia, China, and other groups are using cyber as an extension of competition (and conflict) towards those who they perceive as threats to their long term goals.

This cyber competition or behavior is delivered in various forms that articulates a grand strategy and intent to displace American and allied advantages.  Examples of this are industrial espionage and intellectual property theft, China seeking and getting access to source code as part of the price of doing business, Kaperersky in the US Government or not, the Russian using information warfare and social media manipulation to meddle into US and other nations elections. This panel will discuss what is the role of industry, what are the possibilities of how competing nations are leveraging Cyber capabilities,AI, Machine learning, Robotics etc. as a means to deliver effects in support of their long term goals.  These concerns highlight why continued advancement of innovation by new companies is one of the primary means to ensure the allied effort stays ahead of these strategic competitors.

Read the full conference agenda at SINET.

  • Elsa B. Kania

    Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Fellow with the Center for a New American Security’s Technology and National Security Program. She focuses on Chinese defense innovation in emergin...