Yale Maps Out Cyber Leadership|
August 1, 2018
security experts from Yale University have
released a report detailing the
critical and challenging areas of cyber risk in the modern era. The
report synthesizes discussions held at the second annual Yale Cyber
Leadership Forum in April. Oona Hathaway, Director of the Yale Cyber
Leadership Forum and a Professor at Yale Law School, edited the
report, together with Ido Kilovaty and Edward Wittenstein.
The Forum focuses on bridging the divide among the law, technology,
and business communities in cybersecurity, and exploring effective
approaches to recognizing, preparing for, preventing, and responding
to cyber threats.
"To address cyber threats, we need to bring together specialists
from different sectors to work together and learn from each other,"
said Hathaway. "The Forum aims to create conversations across
disciplinary, professional, and technical boundaries. The more
people we can bring into the conversation, the better. I hope the
report will help advance critical thinking and help us all move
toward a better understanding of cyber risk and how to combat it."
Professor at Yale Law School
The report explores four key
areas discussed at the Forum:
1. Cyber risk, including how to identify and quantify cyber risk,
how to manage new risk as a result of the emerging internet of
things, and how best to ensure basic cyber hygiene to manage cyber
Legal and technical tools available to address cyber risk, including
encryption, international law and cooperation, and domestic criminal
3. Business-specific challenges, including how to develop effective
Board-level cybersecurity knowledge, make responsible cyber
investments, develop effective reporting relationships, and nurture
executive cyber expertise.
4. Emerging threats, such as those presented by digitization, big
data, and the rise of artificial intelligence; as well as some
possible solutions, including better education as to risks and how
to avoid them, and improving information sharing to better enable
criminal law enforcement across borders.
The third iteration of the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum will be held
March 3-5, 2019. A collaboration among Yale Law School's Center for
Global Legal Challenges and Yale's Office of International Affairs,
the Forum brings a wide variety of experts together to discuss the
most critical cybersecurity challenges. Global management consulting
firm McKinsey & Company serves as a knowledge partner to the Forum,
integrating McKinsey's extensive knowledge of best practices in
cybersecurity with Yale's scholarly expertise and distinguished