Lessons From Our Cyber Past: Examine the history of Cyber Intelligence with the Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative

On Thursday September 27, 2012 from 3pm till 5pm the Atlantic Council will host a focused panel discussion on the history of all-source intelligence support to cyber operations.  There are important lessons to be learned from this history, and we expect many lessons will be underscored at this fast-paced panel.

The following is from the Atlantic Council invite:





Thursday, September 27, 2012

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Atlantic Council, 1101 15th Street, NW, 11th floor

Washington, DC 20005

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative for a panel discussion on the history of all-source cyber intelligence. Togain better perspective on the present and future challenges to cyber statecraft, the Atlantic Council has convened a series of events addressing lessons learned from the history of cyber conflict. This event, the third of the series, will feature a discussion with leading experts in the field of all-source cyber intelligence, who share their thoughts on lessons to be learned from our cyber past in order to prepare for the challenges ahead.


This event will look at early and current practitioners of all-source cyber intelligence to examine several key questions:

  • What were the early challenges to understanding cyber adversary capabilities and intent? How have these changed over time?
  • What was the resposne from the US government? From the private sector?
  • What lessons are there from the earliest days of cyber intelligence that are still relevant today?
  • Where have we made the most progress and where are there still gaps?
  • What should we teach incoming analysts to learn from our cyber past?
  • How was warning of cyber attacks changed over time?

If you have any questions regarding the conference or would like to RSVP, please contact the Cyber Statecraft Initiative atcyber@acus.org or at 202.778.4955. We hope that you will be able to join us.


3:00 p.m.       Registration and Coffee
3:15-3:25       Welcome and Opening Remarks
Delivered by
Jason Healey
3:25-4:20      Early Cyber Intelligence
Panel Discussion Featuring
Samuel Cox, Jason Healey, Sean Kanuck, and Matt Devost
Moderated by
Robert Gourley
4:20-4:55      Discussion
4:55             Conclusion



Samuel J. Cox
Director of Intelligence (J2),
US Cyber Command

Matt Devost
President and CEO

Robert Gourley
Founder and CTO,
Crucial Point LLC

Jason Healey
Cyber Statecraft Initiative,
Atlantic Council

Sean Kanuck
National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues

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