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A Political Salon with Misha Glenny: DarkMarket and the Cybercrime Epidemic

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:30pm

DarkMarket and the Cybercrime Epidemic:

A Political Salon with Misha Glenny, author of DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops, and You, and Kim Taipale, founder, Stilwell Center and Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

Tuesday, October 11, 6:30pm
This event is by invitation only
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With special thanks to the Heinrich Böll Foundation for supporting the Political Salon.

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In 2008, as other branches of the global economy were contracting in the onset of a worldwide recession, cyberspace was becoming witness to a new arms race, providing both jobs and a host of futuristic dramas. We bank online; shop online; date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned how to protect us in this burgeoning digital world?  Why are governments and the private sector losing against these ever-morphing, often invisible and very smart new breed of criminals?  In DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops, and You, Misha Glenny weaves together three years of interviews with the key actors in this new battleground --the criminals, geeks, police, security experts and victims.

In this discussion with Kim Taipale, Glenny explores the questions posed by the explosion of cyberspace, and offers surprising suggestions for the ways in which the authorities might begin to end the cybercrime epidemic.

About the Speakers:

Misha Glenny is a former BBC Central Europe correspondent. He is the author of McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld; The Rebirth of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy; The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War (winner of the Overseas Press Club Award in 1993 for Best Book on Foreign Affairs); and The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and The Great Powers, 1804–1999. He is a former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He lives in London.

A senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, Kim Taipale is a founding partner of Parkview TMB, a technology focused merchant banking firm, and the founder and executive director of the Stilwell Center, a private, non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology, and national security policy. He is also the managing partner of Stilwell Holding LLC, a private investment firm, and a director of the Stilwell Charitable Fund.  Taipale serves on the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. He has served on the board or advisory board of several companies and non-profit organizations.

About the Sponsors:

The Political Salon - organized by Steve Sokol since 2003 to promote dialogue among the next generation of leaders in business, policy, and the media - regularly convenes a diverse group of young professionals to discuss a range of foreign policy issues and global affairs. Attendees are diverse in terms of nationality, profession, and political persuasion.

             

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