Brendan O'Connor/Leviathan Security Group, Dr. John Linwood Griffin/TripAdvisor
Join John and Brendan, two doctors both improbable and ineffable, as they debate the following resolution:
This Conference Stands Resolved that there are (de facto) wars taking place on the Internet, and that it is the role of governments to prosecute such wars.
We'll touch on the proper role of the military on the Internet, whether individuals and companies harassing foreign entities online can be treated as acting on their country's behalf, and cyberwar
versus rampaging squirrels in this freewheeling debate. Each speaker will be asked to stake out a vision for what the future of the Internet will look like, and then to defend it both from the other
speaker and the audience. By the end, we may not have cleared up your confusion as to what cyberwar is, but you'll have a great time: audience participation is strongly encouraged, and you'll be able to decide who won this combination of talk and argument.