In 2010 a sophisticated computer worm named Stuxnet attempted to sabotage Iran’s nuclear weapons program. According to Kim Zetter, the US-Israeli Stuxnet virus was world’s first digital weapon and the opening salvo in a new cyber war in which nations, terrorists, and criminals use computer systems not only to steal information, but also to control and destroy infrastructure. Having fired the first shots on the cyber battlefield, is the US prepared to defend against similar attacks? Does our reliance on computer networks represent our greatest vulnerability? Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Kim Zetter for a discussion on digital warfare.
Zetter’s latest book, Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Stall after the program.