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This edition: U.S. on Path to Cyber-Warfare?

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 28, 2013.

First aired: January 30, 2013.

Between last September and early January, at least 10 online banks in the U.S. were hacked. No accounts were breached, no money stolen—at least not yet. Experts blame a state, Iran, and not a lone programmer on a diet of Cheetos and Red Bull. So what would a so-called “cyber-war” mean for regular people scuttling about unawares in the real world? Could it lead to actual military strikes—even deaths? For a peek into this high-level world of cyber statecraft, Brian talks to Camino Kavanagh, a PhD candidate at the department of war studies at King’s College London and a resident of the University of Toronto’s Canada Centre for Global Studies.

Greg David, head of the business and economics reporting program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and Crain’s columnist, unpacks the governor’s budget.

Cardozo law professor Susan Crawford joins Brian for a tribute to the legacy of Aaron Swartz. Crawford is the author of “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age.”

Kathryn Kolbert, director of the Athena Center, previews their upcoming Athena Film Festival which begins February 7 at Barnard College. It’s four days of story-telling that features women as leaders in real life and fiction.

Guest List

Susan Crawford Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Greg David Columnist, Crain’s New York Business

Camino Kavanagh PhD candidate, Department of War Studies, King's College London

Kathryn Kolbert Director, Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Barnard College