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North Korea's Cyber Threat

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With growing cyber attacks possibly linked to North Korea and an eye to the vulnerability of financial and government systems, the Korea Society hosts a private round table discussion on North Korea's Cyber Threat. The discussants for this by-invitation session are the Council on Foreign Relations' Adam Segal and Symantec's Vikram Thakur. Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Vikram Thakur is a Senior Manager within Symantec's Security Response Team. The session is moderated by Society President Thomas Byrne and Senior Director Stephen Noerper.



North Korea's Cyber Threat

 with


Adam Segal    
Ira A. Lipman chair & Director, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)


Vikram Thakur     
Senior Manager, Symantec's Security Response team

 

By Invitation 

 

 


 

 

About the Speakers

 

 

Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Segal was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet. His book The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age (PublicAffairs, 2016) describes the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog, “Net Politics.”


 

 

Vikram Thakur is a Senior Manager within Symantec's Security Response team. He manages a team of analysts investigating, researching and compiling actionable intelligence from the multitude of attacks happening every single day. In addition, Thakur liaises such research with various global law enforcement agencies and industry partners, with the intention of bringing cyber criminals to justice and mitigating online risk for end users. He has held multiple roles within the past 8 years at Symantec, all of which encompassed researching, analyzing and responding to online threats to better protect end users. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science, which he earned from Florida State University.



 


 Of Interest: 

Financial firms on guard for cyberattack threats 


Scariest Thing About Cyberwarfare: No Rules of Engagement - Bloomberg 


America Isn’t Ready for a ‘Cyber 9/11’ - The Wall Street Journal 


 

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