No nation state can be held responsible for all of the attacks emanating from their own IP addresses. Attribution remains a hard challenge, and the potential for serious miscalculations and misjudgments is high.
Since the landscape is foggy, the threat actors numerous and hard to identify, and the attacks proliferating on a daily basis, the focus of the next Suits and Spooks conference will be to identify non-state aggressors in cyberspace. About twenty speakers will present briefings over two days on hackers, citizen militias, and other non-state entities operating in the Middle East, China, Russia, Pakistan, India, Iran, Africa, South America, the United States (yes - we have non-gov threat actors domestically), and other parts of the world.
A partial list of our country experts include:
- Peter Matthis (Editor, Jamestown Foundation China Brief): China
- Peiran Wang (Ph.D. candidate, The Center for Economic Law and Governance, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel): China
- John Scott-Railton (Research Fellow at Citizen Lab, University of Toronto): Syria, Libya
- A. Aaron Weisburd (Instructor, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point; Founder, Internet Haganah): Middle East
- Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Ph.D. (Fellow, Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies): North Korea
- Jonathan Hutson (Communications Director - Satellite Sentinel Project and The Enough Project): Africa
Companies interested in sponsorship options for this event can view our prospectus on Google Drive.
|The SOHO House NY Library|
RegistrationSuper Early Bird: (June 10 - July 10): $275
Early Bird (July 11 - Aug 31): $395
Standard (Sep 1 until sold out): $625