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Cyber Security and Warfare (Cyber Security Seminar Series, part 5)

Date & Time:
11:00:00 - 12:00:00,
Wednesday 29 May, 2013


In this talk I try to explain the importance of cyber capabilities and effects to the military and to draw the distinction with cyber-warfare as often characterised by the media. The distinction raises the question of the role of the military in National Cyber Security, and the increasing requirement for non-traditional capabilities – and the need for a co-ordinated multi-department approach to national security.

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  • Name: Graham Wright
  • Affiliation: Director of Strategy and Business Development for Intelligence Systems and
    Cyber Security, Northrop Grumman
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  • Bio: Graham Wright has a background of 30 years as an operational Royal Air Force Jaguar pilot and has undertaken operational tours in the Gulf, the Balkans and Northern Iraq. He has completed 4 tours in Whitehall covering a broad range of roles from operational policy, resource planning, as Director within the DIS and most recently as Deputy Director of the Office of Cyber Security in the Cabinet Office. He also served as the Chief of Defence Staff’s Liaison Office to the Chairman of the Joint Staff in Washington during the period of transition between President’s Bush and Obama. He was awarded an OBE in 1997 and a CBE in 2006. Graham’s experience in the cyber security stems from his appointment in 2006 as the Director of Targeting and Information Operations. An additional role was to coordinate and plan with US Combatant Commanders and the organisations which developed into what is now Cyber Command. Graham has recently made the transmission from Government to private sector and is now Director of Strategy for Intelligence Systems and Cyber Security with Northrop Grumman. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of RUSI. He is also on the board of the Information Assurance Advisory Council, and is a special advisor to the House of Commons Defence Committee.