Video: Panel Discussion "Cybersecurity: How to respond to growing threats"

By ESMT video series and Sandro Gaycken

Speaker: Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


  • Sandro Gaycken, Senior Researcher, Cybersecurity and Cyberstrategy, ESMT
  • Melissa Hathaway, Senior Advisor, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and former Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace at the U.S. National Security Council
  • Lars Klingbeil, Member of Parliament, Federal Republic of Germany, and internet policy spokesperson of the SPD parliamentary group

Moderator: Marcel Rosenbach, Der Spiegel

Governments, companies, schools, or critical infrastructures are facing an increasingly challenging cybersecurity environment. Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council of the United States, has purported the theory it may not be that we are simply not making enough progress; we may actually be moving backwards. At the ESMT panel discussion “Cybersecurity: How to respond to growing threats”, Melissa Hathaway will outline how technology, practice, policy, and law must be changed and used to assure cybersecurity. Subsequently she will discuss her points of action with Lars Klingbeil and Sandro Gaycken. What minimum standards must be introduced and enforced for devices in a network? Is a solution to be found by focusing on critical services, not critical infrastructures? Which incentives should be introduced to support rapid market adoption of more secure technology? Who should be made accountable?

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