‘Cyberwarfare’ and the Role of Big Tech in Modern War - Hope 103.2

‘Cyberwarfare’ and the Role of Big Tech in Modern War

International security expert Klon Kitchen unpacks the role of Big Tech in contemporary warfare, including in the war in Ukraine

By Kristian JohnsonMonday 14 Nov 2022NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Our lives are becoming more dependent on and intertwined with social media and digital technology, and that carries implications for national security in an increasingly hostile world.

In the latest episode of his podcast conversations, John Anderson explores this issue with international security and technology expert Klon Kitchen.

Kitchen unpacks the impact of technology on the American social contract and its role in contemporary warfare, including the role some “Big Tech” companies have played in supporting Ukraine in their war with Putin’s Russia.

“Those in the West – we’re not the only good people on earth – but we have a moral foundation and a philosophical, and even a theological framework, that understands notion of good,” according to Kitchen, who is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Kitchen focuses on the intersection of national security and defence technologies and innovation.

Through his research, he works to understand and explain how emerging technologies are shaping modern intelligence, and warfighting. He also focuses upon cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics, and quantum sciences.

Before joining AEI, Klon was director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Technology Policy and was former national security advisor to a US Senator.

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John and Klon also discuss the significant challenges presented by China’s cyberwarfare capabilities, infrastructure-based espionage, and social credit system.

Article supplied with thanks to JohnAnderson.net.au.

About the author: John Anderson served as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from 1999 to 2005. A committed Christian, John now hosts a podcast where he interviews various thought leaders from around the world on topics as varied as politics, culture, academia and faith.

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