The Struggle for Control of the Internet

Crime, Espionage and National Security in the Digital Age

September 20, 2013 · 2:00-4:00PM

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, Room 1512

  • Misha Glenny, Journalist

With the recent revelations about the NSA in mind, Glenny considered the connections between criminality, commercial espionage and the National Security State. The author of Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia, Glenny has conducted extensive interviews with criminal hackers, private sector digital security operatives, as well as law enforcement, military and intelligence officers in his work in this area. He concludes that while most states have prioritized both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities in the past decade, ordinary citizens now urgently need to understand the rarefied subject of cyber security as our lives become increasingly dependent on networked computer systems.

Misha Glenny is a distinguished journalist whose most recent book is Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia.