Mar 12 2020

Adm. James Stavridis on Nation-State Cybersecurity Threats

Federal government agencies and the nation at large face a wide range of cybersecurity threats from nation-state actors, including China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. The U.S. Cyber Command has been stood up to counter such threats. At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security has been focused on protecting the country's critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. At RSA 2020, we spoke with former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Adm. James Stavridis about how the government is responding to these threats.

View more of our coverage from the RSA 2020 Conference and gain insight into how the conversation on cybersecurity is growing and evolving.


    Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group 

Video Highlights

  • China is primarily focused on intellectual property theft, while Russia aims to enable cybercriminals.
  • The U.S. Cyber Command is designed to counter cybersecurity threats from nation-state actors, and has been aided by an enhanced interagency process. 
  • The country's electric grid and water supply systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks, and the electoral process is likely going to be attacked on a number of levels.