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Cybersecurity Initiative Business-Policy Roundtable #2

EVENT October 20, 2015 12:00 PM– 02:00 PM

Tuesday October 20, 2015

12:00 PM – 02:00 PM

New America's Cybersecurity Team works with its networks and other partners to organize and support events that promote the Initiative's objectives. The Business-Policy Roundtable is a monthly convening of top cybersecurity policy experts and business leaders. 

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in the news | October 07, 2015 | Fellows Future of War International Security

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled rotors to vertically take off and land, hover and fly, just like a helicopter. On land, the Swift Gazelle can speed off in pursuit of enemies. At its current small size, the Swift Gazelle is unmanned, which means that it can drive autonomously on the ground (and is much cheaper for scouting missions), at least until a bigger Gazelle comes along for human use.

in the news | October 06, 2015

Going to college without going broke

Financial aid experts also advise students and parents to consider schools that are within their budget to avoid a student struggling with debt payments after graduation. High student debt can affect a college graduate’s ability to build wealth and reach milestones such as buying a home and starting a family, according to “Millennials and Student Debt,” a report from New America, a nonpartisan think tank.

in the news | October 06, 2015

Balancing Act: Pope's call for strong families stirs reflection on US workplaces

"For Americans, life has become all competition, all the time," wrote Anne-Marie Slaughter in a Sept. 20 article in The New York Times that had the headline "A Toxic Work World." She notes that the model of "winning at all costs" doesn't make room for caregiving, and she points out: "When an abundance of overly rigid workplaces cause 42 million American citizens to live day to day in fear that just one single setback will prevent them from being able to care for their children, it's not just their problem, but ours."Read more here:

A Bug in the System

Inside the Vulnerability Multi-Stakeholder Process

Last week, a group of 75 security researchers, user-rights advocates, and software vendors, united in the goal of creating a more secure Internet, gathered at Berkeley Law School to kick off a new multi-stakeholder collaborative process that aims to bring together disparate points of view and try to reach consensus on difficult policy questions. The process explores the often tension-filled ways in which these groups interact today and how they can best work together. I was there representing the Open Technology Institute.