Allan Friedman, Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Discussion of risks in cybersecurity can include crime, espionage and international conflict. Conflating these areas can lead to confused and overeager politicians, poorly framed proposals and inadequate solutions. Economics offers a set of tools to understand different threats, actors and their incentives, and shed insight into complex policy challenges that arise in dealing with digital risk.
Student moderator: Adam Zethraeus is a senior Computer Science concentrator. He's passionate about the web, and about keeping it open and accessible to facilitate free expression. In addition to working as a teaching assistant for Cybersecurity and International Relations, he is Head Teaching Assistant for Modern Web Apps, a course he helped build. He'll be working for Amazon Web Services next year.