Cybersecurity and Asia

It was a historic moment. On Friday, December 19, 2014, only a few days before Christmas, President Obama went on television and blamed North Korea for the hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. It was the first time that a cybersecurity incident resulted in a U.S. President publicly accusing a foreign country on live television. Only six months prior, nobody in Washington would have expected that this scenario would be the event that would catapult cyber-security from the obscurity of nerdy discussions onto the highest level of politics and into the living rooms of people busy wrapping presents. It was less of a surprise that one of the parties involved is a country in Asia. Read the paper here.

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Cybersecurity and Asia

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Tim Maurer was the Director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project and Head of Research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.