24 Mar 2022, 16:00-17:00 (CET)

Bitskrieg: The New Challenge of Cyberwarfare, with John Arquilla

Monthly Seminar Series

In our March seminar, we welcome John Arquilla, Distinguished Professor of Defense Analysis at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, for a talk on his book Bitskrieg: The New Challenge of Cyberwarfare.

This seminar will be held online on Zoom. You can register here.

New technologies are changing how we protect our citizens and wage our wars. Among militaries, everything taken for granted about the ability to maneuver and fight is now undermined by vulnerability to “weapons of mass disruption”: cutting-edge computer worms, viruses, and invasive robot networks. At home, billions of household appliances and other “smart” items that form the Internet of Things risk being taken over, then added to the ranks of massive, malicious “zombie” armies. The age of Bitskrieg is here, bringing vexing threats that range from the business sector to the battlefield.

In this new book, world-renowned cybersecurity expert John Arquilla looks unflinchingly at the challenges posed by cyberwarfare – which he argues have been neither met nor mastered. He offers fresh solutions for protecting against enemies that are often anonymous, unpredictable, and capable of projecting force and influence vastly disproportionate to their size, strength, or wealth. The changes called for require radical rethinking of military and security affairs, diplomacy, and even the routines of our daily lives.