YPFP NY invites you to join a discussion that will unpack the wild west image of espionage in cyber space, especially by China. Dr. Greg Austin, Professorial Fellow at the EastWest Institute in New York and Visiting Professor in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales, will peel back some of the layers to the Chinese actions and present different ideas from those usually covered in mainstream media. In the process, Dr. Austin will examine the question of whether China’s cyber espionage represents a significant U.S. intelligence failure.
Without under-estimating the damage of China’s cyber espionage in some respects, Dr. Austin will also suggest there may be room to find a silver lining to the otherwise nefarious practices. This session is likely to be provocative but will leave participants with some new lenses to assess the lasting impacts of China’s cyber espionage.
This event will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM; event begins promptly at 6:30 PM.
Open to YPFP members and non-members (who may sign up here and pay $5.00 at the door to attend: http://goo.gl/forms/U08fLDF9ZU).
About the speaker:
Greg Austin is a Professorial Fellow at the EastWest Institute in New York and Visiting Professor in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). He began his study of China in 1979, when the country was given unprecedented access to U.S. secrets and when the United States gave its tacit approval to China’s large-scale but short-lived invasion of Vietnam. He is the author or editor of six books on Asian security, concentrating most heavily on China. These include Cyber Policy in China (New York: Wiley 2014). He has also played a leading role in the Worldwide Cyberspace Cooperation Initiative of the U.S.-based EastWest Institute since 2009 and is a co-chair of its Breakthrough Group on Measures of Restraint in Cyberspace. Austin worked for 15 years in defense intelligence, followed by appointments in international NGOs and universities in Europe. He has a PhD and a Master’s degree in International Law.
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