Dr. Condoleezza Rice on Populism, Democracy, and Cybersecurity

The natives are getting restless. In Western democracies, the rise of populism is rocking the very foundations of our institutions, as evidenced by Brexit and the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That sentiment follows the growing unrest in populations ruled by authoritarian regimes, as we first witnessed with the Arab Spring, and more recently in Russia. At the root of both trends is a deep undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the incumbent leadership and their governing systems.

Cylance® in partnership with CSO Media is hosting a series of three webinars designed to give business leaders rare and valuable access to discourse with some of the most important leaders of our day on the topics of geopolitical trends, and how they relate to cybersecurity.

The World and Cyberspace – Populism, Privacy, and Prevention

In this third and final webinar in the series titled, “The World and Cyberspace – Populism, Privacy, and Prevention”, Dr. Condoleezza Rice shares her views on the rise of populism, the use of technology for good and bad, and the future of democracy. Dr. Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, and as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor).

Dr. Rice is joined by Cylance’s Chief Security and Trust Officer, Malcolm Harkins, and the conversation is moderated by CSO Media publisher Bob Bragdon.

Elon Musk once said, “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” This discussion takes a wide-angle view at what nation states can do in the face of this new world of random terrorist violence, cyberattacks disrupting critical business systems, and the stunning growth in social media to shape popular opinion.

Following is an excerpted Q&A with (Read more...)

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