Cybersecurity and Technology - Video
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
50 episodes
CSIS looks at how rapidly changing technology and cybersecurity are affecting the world in the twenty-first century. Issues covered include intelligence, surveillance, encryption, privacy, military technology, space, and more. Programs leading the research on this topic include the Strategic Technologies Program and the International Security Program. Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.


The Present and Future Promise of Synthetic Biology
2020 Feb 06
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China Initiative Conference
2020 Feb 06
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Promoting Cyber Interoperability: The Path Forward
2020 Feb 04
In recent years, the number and variety of cybersecurity products and services has grown rapidly.  One survey found that organizations use an average of 47 different cybersecurity tools across their networks. This has created challenges for organizations, who can find it difficult to make all of these different products interoperable. What could help would be a common set of standards, protocols, taxonomies, and open source code that can tie these cybersecurity tools together. This event will examine the progress of efforts to develop standards such as the Open Cybersecurity Alliance, and ask what the federal government and private firms can do to help advance interoperability.
American Innovation in the Quantum Future
2020 Jan 29
This past October, Google scientists used a quantum computer to solve in just 200 seconds a calculation that would have taken a conventional computer more than 10,000 years. This and other recent  milestones drive home the point  that quantum computing is no longer a technology of the future—it’s already here and already being used.  As quantum computing continues to grow more powerful and more accessible, it will reshape everything from artificial intelligence to encryption. To discuss the future and impact of quantum technologies, join us for a fireside chat with Hartmut Neven, Head of Quantum Computing at Google.
Global Security Forum: Emerging Technologies Governance
2020 Jan 241h 55m 30s
In an era of global technological competition and diffusion of innovation, the United States must uphold the twin pillars of national security and national innovation. There is a clear need for greater cooperation and engagement on the challenge set within government; between federal, state, and local levels; between governments; and between the public and private sectors. By recognizing its comparative strengths and weaknesses, the United States federal government can take measured steps that increase its chances of success and guard against risks.
Main Street Defense Series: Innovative Solutions From New Sources
2020 Jan 2357m 49s
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) invites you to attend a conversation with SAIC’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Defense Systems Customer Group Jim Scanlon. Mr. Scanlon is responsible for leading strategy, business development, and program execution for approximately $2.9 billion in support to the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Defense Logistics Agency.
Cities of Tomorrow: Safety, Smarts, and Surveillance
2020 Jan 231h 41m 45s
As the world becomes increasingly urban and digital, smart cities are emerging as ground-zero for new approaches to development and governance. On Thursday, January 23rd, CSIS will convene a diverse panel of experts to distinguish between leading smart city models and discuss how their technologies, including in the areas of public safety and surveillance, are impacting the power of citizens, governments, and corporations, both within and between countries.
Global Partnerships to Combat Cybercrime & the Challenge of Going Dark
2019 Dec 051h 23m 8s
Digital technologies are creating new challenges for law enforcement agencies around the world. Cybercrime is proliferating due to the growing sophistication of online criminal networks and the difficulties of trans-national enforcement. Investigations of traditional crimes are also becoming more difficult as encryption, ephemerality, and other technical measures create obstacles for accessing digital evidence. This event will examine how global cooperation can help to address these issues in a way that ensures a balance between the protection of civil liberties and the needs of the law enforcement community.
The Implications of Deep Fakes
2019 Oct 301h 26m 38s
Steve Grobman is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at McAfee.
Managing the Risk of Tech Transfer to China
2019 Oct 291h 47m 24s
There are deep interconnections between the U.S. and Chinese economies, and China has built its technology base on what it has acquired from the West. China’s government and some Chinese companies will use any means, legal or illegal, to acquire technology. The United States’ relationship with China cannot continue unchanged, but given the interconnections, change must be managed carefully. This event will focus on how the U.S. can modernize its technology transfer policies to manage risks without damaging American innovation.