16:00:00 - 17:30:00,
Monday 29 June, 2009
This spring marks the second anniversary of the infamous denial of service attack on Estonia’s Internet infrastructure. An attack deemed severe enough to prompt a crisis meeting in Brussels of the world’s premiere international military alliance. Rightly or wrongly, the Internet attack on Estonia has been characterized by military historians as a watershed moment in the evolution of modern warfare. Since the Estonian incident, several countries have announced their intent to create specialized military commands to fight future wars in cyberspace.
Dr Rex Hughes and Mr David Livingston, who co-direct the Cyber Security Project at Chatham House, London, will present the project’s initial findings and discuss why your personal computer and iPod may indeed become virtual soldiers in the next global arms race.
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- Name: Dr Rex Hughes|David Livingstone
- Affiliation: Co-director, Cyber Security Project at The Royal Institute of International
Affairs (Chatham House)|Co-director, Cyber Security Project at The Royal Institute of International
Affairs (Chatham House)
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- URL: |http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/about/directory/view/-/id/105/
- Bio: Dr Rex Hughes co-directs the Cyber Security Project at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. Before earning his PhD in International Relations at Cambridge he founded and directed the world’s first multidisciplinary Internet Studies program at the University of Washington in Seattle. There in partnership with the US Department of State and IBM, he led the development of ‘Envoy’, the first secure ‘diplomat-to-diplomat’ Internet communications platform.|Mr David Livingstone co-directs the Cyber Security Project at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London. During 21 years in the Royal Navy he was variously a helicopter pilot, minesweeper captain and staff officer with the Flag Officer Naval Aviation. A graduate of the Army Staff College Camberley and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he has written a number of papers on counter-terrorism and resilience, and is a regular media commentator.