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Estonian President on Cybersecurity
Founded in 2003, the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation.
Director, Homeland Defense and Security Issues, Center for Strategic Leadership, Army War College
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps
President and Senior Partner, Intelligence Enterprises
Director, Cyber Doctrine Program, Battelle
Deputy Chief and Commanding Officer, Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department
HSPI Issue Brief Series
Economic Espionage and Trade Secret Theft: An Overview of the Legal Landscape and Policy Responses (PDF)
Concern about cyberespionage and intellectual property (IP) theft, particularly trade secrets, has intensified—and with good reason. While these threats are not new, rapid technological advances resulting in greater connectivity and data storage and more globalized supply chains have increased the opportunity—and potentially the payoff—to breach corporate networks and acquire sensitive corporate data.
One year ago an uneasy alliance of armed groups, including jihadists with ties to al-Qaeda, seized control of northern Mali, a landlocked region slightly larger than the state of Texas.
In the past several decades these global networks of transportation and trade have become increasingly integrated and interdependent, decreasing the costs and accelerating the speed of the movement of people and goods. However, this integration and complex interdependency has led to new risks to the system, making it more vulnerable to disruption.