Great Power Cyber Party


Will we remember early 2021 as a key escalatory moment in offensive cyber operations? Three top experts join us to unpack the implications of two major recent cyber operations — the SolarWinds hack attributed to Russia and the Microsoft Exchange hack by China. What does it all mean? What should the United States do? What should it have done differently? Dmitri Alperovitch, Erica Borghard, and Jason Healey tackle these questions and more.



Further reading: 

Dmitri Alperovitch and Ian Ward, “How Should the U.S. Respond to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Hacks?Lawfare

Erica Borghard and Jacquelyn Schneider, “Want to tell Russia to stop hacking U.S. systems? Here’s what works — and what doesn’t,” Monkey Cage

Jason Healey and Robert Jervis, “The Escalation Inversion and Other Oddities of Situational Cyber Stability,” Texas National Security Review

Michael Poznansky, “Covert Action, Espionage, and the Intelligence Contest in Cyberspace,” War on the Rocks


Image: Khahn Tran, Creative Commons, CyberVisuals