NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 - William Plummer, Thomas Rid and Chad Sweet discuss the latest revelations about cyber-attacks and how they pertain to U.S. national security, the private sector, and U.S.-China relations. New York Times journalist David Sanger moderates. (1 hr., 27 min.)
William Plummer is the current Vice President of Huawei Technologies. Previously, he was the President and CEO of On Queue Technologies, Inc. and Vice President of Go-to-Market, Americas-Nokia. He studied Foreign Service and International Politics at Georgetown University, and served as a Foreign Service Officer for seven years.
Thomas Rid is the author of the new book Cyber War Will Not Take Place. The author of three other books and countless articles, Rid has written about the existence and reality of war for years. He is a Reader in the Department of War Studies at King's College in London, and previously worked at Johns Hopkins University and the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C. He is originally from Germany.
David E. Sanger
David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and is one of the newspaper's senior writers. In a 24-year career at the paper, he has reported from New York, Tokyo, and Washington, covering a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, Asian affairs, and, for the past five years, the arc of the Bush presidency. Twice he has been a member of Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize.
His most recent book is The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power (Harmony, 2009), a Times best-seller that explores the national security challenges facing President Barack Obama.
Chad C. Sweet
Chad C. Sweet is Co-Founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm and investment bank focused on the security sector. Previously, he was Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security. He has over a decade of experience in investment banking and is a graduate of Columbia University.