James Lewis

Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

James Lewis appears in the following:

The Future of International Cyber Attacks

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

In the tech world, "hackers" are variously freedom fighters, poorly behaved geniuses, truth tellers, underground rock stars, and dangerous criminals where the objective is denial of s...


Avoiding War with China Through Cyber War Games

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

When we hear the words "war games," many of us think of the 1983 blockbuster starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. In the film "War Games", suspicions of computer technology col...


Pentagon gets Rules of Cyber-War

Friday, June 24, 2011

Amidst the recent flurry of news coverage on hacks and hackers, President Barack Obama has signed executive orders that set down the rules-of-war for cyber attacks. James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies says that while the actual threat of cyber warfare has been widely exaggerated many countries around the world are adopting policies to combat such attacks.

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Arrest of Julian Assange Sparks Online 'Operation Payback'

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sparked an online furor. By utilizing "distributed denial of service" attacks to attempt to overwhelm companies' web servers, the activist group "Anonymous" has targeted organizations that they feel worked against WikiLeaks’ efforts in the days leading up to Assange's arrest on Monday. Anonymous has vowed to continue its online efforts, which have so far been directed at Amazon, PayPal, Visa...and even took the MasterCard website offline for much of yesterday morning. How serious are these attacks, and what are the methods of the people behind them?

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Securing Your Cyber World

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This week President Obama will unveil a much anticipated report on his plans to make the internet secure. He is also likely to name his new cyber-security czar. James Lewis consulted ...