Jason Healey on Dynamics of Cyber Conflict

In almost all areas of national security, new personnel are instructed in the importance of understanding the lessons of history in order to better tackle current issues. Yet this practice has been all but ignored when it comes to cyber. Cyber history is believed to be irrelevant as the field is constantly evolving and new technologies and methodologies emerge every day.
In fact, cyber has an extensive history that reaches far beyond the attacks on the Estonian networks in 2007. Events that transpired in the 1980s and after have taught the cyber community many important lessons. By implementing these lessons into the context of today’s crises, policy and decision makers can make better more informed decisions.
Jason Healey will discuss the history of conflict in cyberspace, lessons learned for the future, and the growing importance of cyberspace in conflicts around the world.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Jason Healey



Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Jason Healey is the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, working to demystify the overlap of traditional national security and cyberspace by focusing on international cooperation, completion, and conflict in cyberspace. He has worked on cyber issues since the 1990s as a policy director at the White House, as executive director at Goldman Sachs Asia, and as a US Air Force intelligence officer. Widely published on cyber conflict and statecraft, he is a board member of Cyber Conflict Studies Association and lecturer in cyber policy at Georgetown University. His was editor of A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986-2012, the first comprehensive cyber conflict history.

  • October 14, 2014
  • 9:30am – 10:30am
  • For more information please email ba1044@nyu.edu.