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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.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why cyberterrorism is posing an increasingly ominous threat and
  • How you can protect yourself and your organizations from cyberattacks.

About the Speaker

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.



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