The cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment—widely attributed to North Korea over the film, The Interview — is the latest in a series of major network intrusions that have received wide media coverage. Unlike previous attacks on Target, Home Depot and others, this one resulted in a national discussion on cybersecurity and the appropriate response to cyber attacks, resulting in the initial decision to not release the movie and having been tied directly to a nation state actor.
This intrusion raises a number of questions for the U.S. government:
- How should the Sony attack be classified? As an act of industrial espionage or an attack on the United States?
- What is the significance of the U.S. ability to attribute the attack to North Korea?
- What we can learn about declaratory policy in cyber space from this incident?
BPC hosted a discussion of these and other strategic implications of the Sony cyber attack.
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Panel discussion featuring:
Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
General (Ret.) Michael Hayden
Principal, The Chertoff Group
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency & National Security Agency
Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative
Dr. Paul Stockton
Managing Director, Sonecon LLC
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense of Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Member, BPC Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative
National Security Reporter, The Washington Post