What role does cyberwarfare play in countering threats from Russia and China?
Disinformation and its damage to democracy and societal trust is a global problem. While Beijing’s influence on Taiwan’s society and media has attracted widespread attention, how information operations could be applied to military use remains unexamined. What are the respective features of information operations from China and Russia? How could such tactics be utilized in the event of warfare, for example, in the context of propaganda campaigns? Most importantly, what would be the feasible national security strategies for countering state-sponsored disinformation as such?
On November 22nd, 3:00-4:20 pm (GMT+8), we will hold a panel “Countering Threats from Russia and China: The Role of Cyberwarfare in National Security Strategy.” Through this event, we hope to raise the awareness of think tanks, politicians, and civil society on cyberwarfare, and encourage more discussion on defence strategies in the face of disinformation.
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Meet Our Speakers
Monika Richter is a fellow of the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) in Public Diplomacy. Before joining AFPC, she worked at the European External Action Service’s EUvsDisinfo as an expert on Russian disinformation and influence operations. Her work focuses on authoritarian influence and democratic security, specifically the intersection of disinformation and foreign information manipulation, digital threats, and strategic communications.
Wen-Cheng Fu is a professor and the head of the journalism department at National Defense University, Taiwan. His research focuses on big data and machine learning of social media, communication & emotion, and communication & irrational behavior.