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The Cyber Threat Ain't Going Away | GZERO World

Hackers, innovation, malice & cybercrime

In the 1950s, "phreakers" whistled their ways into free long-distance calls. Steve Wozniak then improved on the scam, making enough cash to get Apple started along with Steve Jobs.

Many of today's hackers are also bored kids trying to beat the system and make a quick buck in the process. But they can also do more sinister things, Ian Bremmer tells GZERO World.

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Ranking Cyber Threats | CISA Chief Jen Easterly | GZERO World

Ranking cyber threats: CISA chief Jen Easterly

Just a few years ago, we were worried about non-state actors like ISIS carrying out major cyberattacks. Is there still a threat?

"Low probability, but high impact," US cybersecurity chief Jen Easterly tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World. Also, attacks by non-state actors are harder to verify.

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China & Russia: "Formidable" Cyber Adversaries | CISA's Jen Easterly on US Defense | GZERO World

China & Russia are "formidable" cyber adversaries: CISA's Jen Easterly

The next 10 years are critical for America to defend itself from China and Russia in cyberspace, says US cybersecurity chief Jen Easterly.

We'll know by then if we've won or lost the battle for tech innovation against Beijing and Moscow when it comes to things like smart cities, she tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

And despite the Russians being a more urgent threat, the long-term race with China to dominate global tech is arguably even more important.

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How Private Businesses Help Fight Cybercrime | GZERO World

How private businesses help fight cybercrime

The federal government wants to help US businesses better defend themselves against cyberattacks — but little can be done if corporations don't report them.

That's why the Biden administration is championing a new law that forces them to do so, says Jen Easterly, head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act requires whoever operates critical infrastructure to report attacks coming from state and non-state actors.

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Hackers, Russia, China: Cyber Battles & How We Win | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Hackers, Russia, China: cyber battles & how we win

The next decade will be a turning point in the global cyber arms race. And the stakes are very high.

If measured as a country's GDP, cyber crime would now be the world's third-largest economy after the US and China. And it only takes a single password — as Americans learned after the 2021 Colonial Pipeline attack — for cyber crime to cripple a company or humiliate a nation.

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to Jen Easterly, director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, tasked with defending the country from all cyber threats — foreign and domestic.

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Ukrainian flag displayed on a laptop and binary code code on a screen.

Jakub Porzycki via Reuters Connect

Why hasn’t Ukraine suffered a debilitating Russian cyberattack?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February fueled expectations it would launch a devastating campaign of cyberattacks against the neighboring country. Since 2014, state-run Russian cyber units, state-affiliated hackers, and independent cyber-criminal groups have frequently trained their sights on targets in Ukraine. They have, among other things, forced government websites offline, caused the largest-ever cyber-induced blackout of a nation’s power grid, and deployed the most destructive and costly malware to date. So, why hasn’t there been another such attack since the war began? We talked to Eurasia Group geotech analyst Sienna Tompkins to get some answers.

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Podcast: Lessons of the SolarWinds attack

Listen: Two years after the discovery of one of the largest cyber attacks in history, we’re looking at the current state of security for both software and hardware supply chains.

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Identifying cyber threats, urgent priority for tech companies – Microsoft’s Brad Smith | GZERO Media

"We're identifying new cyber threats and attacks every day" – Microsoft’s Brad Smith

Cyber threats are the new frontier of war. That's why companies like Microsoft are investing heavily in the capability to identify new threats and attempted attacks. “We work every day to make sure that we’re identifying new threats and attacks, regardless of where they’re from,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith at the Munich Security Conference. This includes monitoring infiltrations and alerting companies, countries and sometimes even the public, as needed, in a timely fashion, he explained.

Smith spoke with moderator David Sanger in GZERO Media's Global Stage livestream discussion at the Munich Security Conference.

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