Hackers, Terrorists, and Rogue States: What Do They Mean for American Cybersecurity?

Apr 11, 2012
Rayburn B-339

Event Speakers

Jerry Brito

Former Senior Research Fellow

Eli Dourado

Former Senior Research Fellow

Cybersecurity is a hot topic on Capitol Hill. But what exactly does cybersecurity entail? An issue this large encompasses many elements: what is the real threat? What is its scope? Who is at risk? Who is the most suited to defend against the threat?

Professor Jerry Brito and Eli Dourado of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University will address these questions by:

  • Discussing who is at risk and for whom cybersecurity is designed
  • Reviewing how to identify whether there is a market failure among those at risk
  • Assessing who is the most likely to commit a cyber-attack, and
  • Considering the most likely nature and potential outcome of a cyber-attack in the U.S.

This event is free and open to all congressional, executive branch, and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns without prior approval. For any questions, please contact Jonathan Barrett at jbarre11@gmu.edu or (703) 993-7729.