11 June 2024

Transcript: Securing Cyberspace

MS. WATFORD: Hello and welcome. I’m Suzi Watford, and I’m the new chief strategy officer here at The Post.

As our world becomes more digitized, the significance of protecting our systems, networks, and programs from cyberattacks cannot be overstated. Cybersecurity is critical in safeguarding our economic vitality, national security, and of course, everyday life. Recent ransomware attacks on the U.S. health care system that potentially put lives at risk underscores the stakes of the issue. The various motivations for cyber disruption have expanded and geopolitics has become an increasingly more important part of the equation.

So first up today, we have a conversation with Kemba Walden, former acting U.S. National Cyber Director. Intelligence and national security reporter Shane Harris will talk to her about the recent cyberattacks on the healthcare system.

Then we have America's first cyber diplomat. Nathaniel Fick will sit down with David Ignatius to discuss the State Department's new cyber strategy and why he has said foreign policy is tech policy.

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