The Future of Norms in an Era of Cyber Wars
Germany and the United States face common threats by common actors to their national security. These include digital propaganda affecting the democratic process during elections as well as intrusions into the countries’ critical infrastructure and the social media accounts of the Pentagon, U.S. Army, Bundeswehr servers, the German Foreign Office, the Bundestag, political parties, and providers of public services. An exchange between allied agencies and policymakers is necessary to find a common approach to prevent and defend against these threats.
In this third round of our Transatlantic Cyber Partnership with the Hanns Seidel Stiftung, we will focus on the legislative cybersecurity debate in both countries, how this affects homeland security, and what cyber norms are needed to safeguard that security.
Panelists for our public event will include Karsten Geier from Germany’s Foreign Office; MdB Reinhard Brandl, a CSU parliamentarian from Germany; Theodore Nemeroff from the U.S. State Department’s Cyber Office; as well as Brett Freedman, Minority Counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. This panel will focus on priorities Germany and the U.S. can agree on for norms in the cybersphere, as well as mechanisms that can be used to keep perpetrators of cyber espionage and digital propaganda accountable.
A light luncheon will be served. Contact Elizabeth Caruth at email@example.com with any questions.
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