Please note: Immediately after registration you will receive the Zoom log-in details for the panel discussion. The film screening is now sold out. If you registered for the film screening prior to October 25th a link will be emailed to you on October 30th and will give you access to watch the film for five days.
THE PERFECT WEAPON, an HBO documentary special based on the best-selling book by New York Times national security correspondent David E. Sanger, will is now available to stream on HBO Max. Directed by John Maggio, the film explores the rise of cyber conflict as a primary way in which nations now compete with and sabotage one another. Cheap, invisible and devastatingly effective, cyber weapons are the present and future of geopolitical conflict – a short-of-war pathway to exercising power. THE PERFECT WEAPON draws on interviews with top military, intelligence and political officials for a comprehensive view of a world of new vulnerabilities, particularly as fear mounts over how cyberattacks and influence operations may affect the 2020 U.S. election, vulnerable power grids, America’s nuclear weapons arsenal, and the global networks that are the backbone of private enterprise. The film also explores how the U.S. government is struggling to defend itself from cyberattacks while simultaneously stockpiling and using the world's most powerful offensive cyber arsenal.