If anyone still doubts how integral the Internet is to daily life then shut off your modem or put your phone in airplane mode in the midst of the current pandemic social distancing exercise. Now try and pay a bill, study for a course, contact friends or family, stream a movie — you get the idea. But that’s just the beginning of cyber’s reach into your world. A BETTER PEACE welcomes Joe Atkinson and Richard D’Angelo to the studio to discuss their experiences in the cyber arena as a Marine JAG officer and an Army Signals Officer. They join podcast editor Ron Granieri to examine just how much society takes for granted and worse how little the average individual understands about cyberspace and the threats that lurk behind every bit and byte.

I don’t know if everybody truly appreciates how interconnected everything is and relies on cyberspace… and I don’t know if we truly appreciate how vulnerable we can be to malignant actors

Joseph Atkinson is a Lieutenant Colonel and a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the U.S. Marine Corps. Richard D’Angelo is a Lieutenant Colonel and a Signal Officer in the U.S. Army. They are both graduates of the AY20 Resident Class of the U.S. Army War College. Ron Granieri is an Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Army War College and the Editor of A BETTER PEACE. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

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