Security in the Digital Age provides an overview of the impacts of the technological revolution on international security.
The day school comprises four lectures:
1. Security in the Digital Age
3. Warfare in the Cyber Era
The first lecture offers a broad overview of the implications of the digital revolution on international security, exploring areas such as crime, sabotage and surveillance.
The second lecture examines the revolutionary impact cyber is having on espionage, and compares and contrasts traditional and digital methods of espionage, as well as how the two can function together.
The third lecture focuses on cyber-warfare, exploring how impactful hacking can be during conflicts. This lecture explores the history of cyber warfare, as well as the implications of the Russia-Ukraine war.
The final lecture explores cyber-terrorism, briefly examining the impact of digital technology on propaganda, financing, recruitment and operations. Ultimately, this lecture assesses whether terrorists may be able to damage property, or harm people, exclusively through digital means in the near-future.
The day school draws extensively on historic case studies, and explores the potential future of security in the digital age.
Whilst these lectures examine technical subject matter, this is not a technical course. Students require only an interest in the field of international or cyber security.
Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 BST on 4 October 2023.