Nov. 2, 7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Admiral James Stavridis
Sailing the Cyber Sea: The New Realities of 21st Century Security
Emerging security concerns will be addressed in the future with a combination of cyber capabilities, unmanned vehicles and drones and special operations forces. In particular, the reach and function of cyber tools will change how we view the world and how we keep ourselves safe in it. Admiral James Stavridis lays out the future of 21st century security tools that are very untraditional in their reach and application. He describes how the world of international defense is fundamentally changing before our eyes, and how that will impact business, personal life and the global marketplace.
A distinguished leader and longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, Admiral James Stavridis is the current dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, piracy, and cyber security. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He holds more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations.