Episode 240: As Stakes Of Attacks Grow, Can Cyber Policy “Shift Right”?

In this episode of the podcast (#240) Lauren Zabierek, the Executive Director for the Cyber Project at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School joins us to talk about the need for a re-think national cyber policy, as major hacks like the attack on Colonial Pipeline put the focus on resilience and public safety.

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The Biden Administration entered office with a lot on its plate. In addition to a raging pandemic, Washington D.C. was still sweeping up the broken glass from the worst attack on the  nation’s capitol since the British sacked Washington in the war of 1812. On the cyber front, Biden’s January inauguration came just weeks after the disclosure of one of the most serious and significant cyber attacks on the U.S. government – the hack of IT management vendor SolarWinds by a group  believed to be affiliated with the Russian FSB. 

imageLauren is the Executive Director of Cyber Project at Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School ” data-medium-file=”https://securityledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Zabierek-Lauren_0.jpg” data-large-file=”https://securityledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Zabierek-Lauren_0.jpg” loading=”lazy” src=”https://securityledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Zabierek-Lauren_0.jpg” alt=”Lauren Zabierek Harvard Belfer Center” class=”wp-image-476158″ width=”320″ height=”320″ srcset=”https://securityledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Zabierek-Lauren_0.jpg 265w, https://securityledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Zabierek-Lauren_0-150×150.jpg 150w, https://securityledger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Zabierek-Lauren_0-50×50.jpg 50w” sizes=”(max-width: 320px) 100vw, 320px”>Lauren is the Executive Director of Cyber Project at Belfer Center For Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School

In our first conversation with Lauren just after the inauguration, we talked about the emerging Biden cyber agenda an many lofty goals the administration had for improving the nation’s cyber

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