Cyber expert to discuss how nations maneuver in the digital age

Adam M. Segal, director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss how governments are developing smarter ways of asserting their national authority in cyberspace to control information.

Law firms face particular threats, as seen in recent headlines about stolen law firm employee credentials used to access internal emails, confirming details of pending mergers then used in illegal stock trades.

Segal, author of “The Hacked World Order,” will discuss how nations use hacking to impact our economic livelihood, security and personal identity at a luncheon sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

Before joining the Council on Foreign Relations, Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Segal has been a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University. In addition to “The Hacked World Order,” Segal is the author of “Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge” and “Digital Dragon: High-Technology Enterprises in China,” as well as several articles and book chapters on Chinese technology policy.

Segal has a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, and a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.