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The Biden administration recently announced sanctions against Russia in response to the Solar Winds hack, where Russian hackers roamed around American computer networks—including private companies and federal agencies—undetected for nine months. The Solar Winds hack is just one in a growing list of destructive cyberattacks that leaves all of us vulnerable. Join the World Affairs Council on May 5 at 12:00pm PT for a discussion with New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth on her new book, This is How They Tell Me the World Ends. In conversation with moderator Jonathan Tepperman of Foreign Policy, Perlroth will unpack the underground market of cyber weapons and zero days and discuss the implications of previous cyberattacks and the challenges of defense in cyberwarfare.
You can purchase This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends here.
About the Speaker
Nicole Perlroth covers cybersecurity and digital espionage for The New York Times. She has covered Russian hacks of nuclear plants, airports, and elections, North Korea's cyberattacks against movie studios, banks and hospitals, Iranian attacks on oil companies, banks and the Trump campaign and hundreds of Chinese cyberattacks, including a months-long hack of The Times. Her first book, “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends,” about the global cyber arms race, will publish in February 2021. The book, and several of her Times articles, have been optioned for television.
A Bay Area native, Ms. Perlroth is a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University.
About the Moderator
Jonathan Tepperman is Foreign Policy's editor at large, a role he assumed in November 2020 after three years as the magazine's editor in chief. He is the author of The Fix: How Countries Use Crises to Solve the World’s Worst Problems. Before joining FP, Tepperman served as managing editor of Foreign Affairs and, before that, as deputy editor of Newsweek’s international edition. He has written for a long list of publications and appears frequently on TV and radio. He has degrees from Yale, Oxford, and New York University.
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