Join a video discussion about cybersecurity threats and China this afternoon

By SB Anderson


Josh Meyer and Tim McNulty of the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative will join former NSJI fellow Paul Rosenzweig and Trey Herr, a fellow at the Cybersecurity Policy Research Institute, for an online video discussion about cybersecurity.  (L-R above are Meyer, McNulty, Rosenzweig and Herr). 

The Google+ Hangout session begins at 4 ET / 3 CT today (2/28) and can be viewed live (or later, via an archive clip) on the Medill School’s web site.

The discussion is pegged to the headlines in recent days about China’s potential threat to  U.S. government and commercial interests. It is being hosted by the Medill School at Northwestern University. 

More details on the panelists after the jump.

  • Trey Herr graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Communications in 2012 and is a founder of the University’s nonpartisan publication, Politics and Policy. Herr is currently a PhD student at George Washington University, where he is working on the intersection of political science and cybersecurity with application to national security and foreign policy. A fellow at the Cybersecurity Policy Research Institute, he has written on the public private governance challenge posed by the Internet and is helping to design a new curriculum to introduce graduate students to the core concepts and technology of cybersecurity.
  • Timothy J. McNulty is a lecturer at Medill, where he serves as the co-director of the school’s National Security Journalism Initiative. Prior to joining Medill, he served as a senior editor and correspondent at the Chicago Tribune. McNulty was the newspaper’s public editor and earlier, as an associate managing editor, he helped direct the newspaper’s coverage of the September 11 tragedy, the American strike into Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq.
  • Josh Meyer is director of education and outreach for Medill’s National Security Journalism Initiative. He spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Times before joining Medill in January 2010. He is also the McCormick Lecturer in National Security Studies at Medill. Meyer is the co-author of the 2012 bestseller, “The Hunt For KSM; Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,’’ which was designated as a New York Times “Editors’ Choice’’ book in July 2012. He is also a member of the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting at the local, national and international levels.
  • Paul Rosenzweig is the founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, a homeland security consulting company and a senior advisor to The Chertoff Group. Rosenzweig formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security. He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. He also serves as a professorial lecturer in law at George Washington University, a senior editor of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy and as a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Rosenzweig is the author of “Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace are Challenging America and Changing the World.”