C3 AI talks to Nicole Perlroth, who covers cybersecurity and digital espionage for The New York Times. She has covered Russian hacks of nuclear plants and elections, North Korea’s cyberattacks against movie studios, and Iranian attacks on oil companies. Her first book – This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends – came out earlier this year and has been optioned for television.
In this podcast you will learn:
- Why cyber and ransomware attacks have escalated
- How “zero-day” exploits became a multi-billion-dollar industry globally
- Which critical industries are most vulnerable to cyber attacks
- Whether attacks are state-sponsored or merely tolerated by host countries
- What governments and companies must to do mitigate the attacks
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About the speaker
Nicole Perlroth covers cybersecurity and digital espionage for The New York Times.
Nicole has covered Russian hacks of nuclear plants, airports, and elections, North Korea’s cyberattacks against movie studios, banks and hospitals, Iranian attacks on oil companies, banks and the Trump campaign and hundreds of Chinese cyberattacks, including a months-long hack of The Times. Her first book, “This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends,” about the global cyber arms race, was published in February 2021. The book, and several of her Times articles, have been optioned for television.
A Bay Area native, Ms. Perlroth is a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford University.