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Cyber Warfare and the New Arms Race

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Have you heard of WannaCry? Perhaps you remember Stuxnet? Would you be surprised to learn that both were computer cyber attacks that were launched by national governments? In this study group we will learn how the rise of cyberweapons has transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes – cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. We will learn about WannaCry, Stuxnet, and other recent cyber events, including the spread of Russian propaganda in the 2016 presidential election. We will gain an understanding of the threat posed by cyber weapons, and steps that the US should be taking to stem this threat. To guide our discussion, we will be using the recent book by David Sanger, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age (Crown, 2018). Sanger is the reporter from the New York Times that first broke the story of Stuxnet, and the advent of the Cyber Weapons Age. Join us!

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Bob2.Jeffery Semel 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/7/2019 - 6/6/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Jeffery Semel  ; Bob  ClassRoom