David Sanger on his book “The Perfect Weapon” and related cyber issues

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On July 25, as part of NTI’s ongoing seminar series, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger discussed his new book, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age. The event, hosted by NTI CEO Ernest J. Moniz, drew a large crowd to discuss cyber threats and how the rise of cyberweapons has transformed geopolitics. Sanger touched upon major themes in his book, addressing how increasingly intertwined supply chains, evolving cyber threats, and continued government secrecy about cyberattacks increase vulnerabilities. He encouraged citizens to get more involved and demand answers on how the government is addressing cyber risks.

Moniz and Sanger also discussed the intersection of cyber and nuclear issues, particularly how cyberattacks could affect nuclear weapon command-and-control systems. NTI is leading a Cyber-Nuclear Weapons Study Group, and Senior Director Samantha Pitts-Kiefer and Vice President Page Stoutland previewed during the seminar an upcoming report from the group on these issues. Click here to learn more about NTI’s work in this area.


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