October is 'National Cybersecurity Awareness Month' in the United States. As many of you know, this already rather interdisciplinary field of 'cyber' has grown again over the past year or so --- now often encompassing issues like so-called 'fake news', disinformation, data analytics, and other current issues that further demonstrate some of the consequences resulting from the convergence of technology, adversaries, and society.
As part of these Cyber Month festivities in and around our nation's capital, I'll be talking about "Weaponized information, crafting reality, and targeting the world's most exploitable information systems" this coming Tuesday at 6:30PM at the Center for American Progress to help the National Capital Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association mark Cybersecurity Week 2018 in DC.
Then, on October 30, I will be participating on a panel moderated by NBC's Ken Dilanian about "The Dark Side of Data: When Information is Weaponized" at the 2018 SAP NS2 Solutions Summit in Tysons Corner, VA.
Now more than ever, we must communicate the promises and pitfalls of technology in ways that are rational, understandable, and which can support meaningful, objectively-informed, and substantive discussions about how best to address their many challenges.
I hope to see some of you there!