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In this introduction to cyberterrorism, cybersecurity expert Jonathan Reiber deftly blends personal anecdotes and historic case studies to help viewers appreciate the gravity of the threat. His polished, accessible talk offers advice and solutions that are broadly applicable to individuals and businesses alike. getAbstract recommends Reiber’s practical lecture to all who seek protection from cyberattacks and all-out cyberwarfare.

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Jonathan Reiber, a former chief strategy officer for cyber policy at the US Department of Defense, is a senior fellow at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at the University of California, Berkeley.


“High-consequence risks,” such as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, have manifested throughout history. For instance, consider the fate of Pompeii when a volcanic eruption annihilated the ancient city. Such “disruptive, transformative” events will continue to unfold. Alas, due to a deep dependence on technology and the Internet, as well as more densely populated urban centers, small incursions can produce inordinate consequences. The global economy is increasingly vulnerable. Assailants used to require munitions of war to attack other nations, but now aggressors, from the comfort of their homes, can write code that disrupts entire countries and...

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