Cybersecurity In Elections, Energy, and Foreign Affairs With Robert K. Knake

Feb 14, 2020

There is much to fear in the dark corners of cyberspace. From well-covered stories like the Stuxnet attack which helped slow Iran’s nuclear program, to lesser-known tales like EternalBlue, the 2017 cyber battle that closed hospitals in Britain and froze shipping crates in Germany in midair, we have entered an age in which online threats carry real-world consequences.


In his new book, The Fifth Domain, Robert K. Knake (with co-writer Richard A. Clark) offers an urgent new warning and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone.

Robert K. Knake is a Senior Fellow for Cyber Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. His work focuses on Internet Governance, public-private partnerships, and cyber conflict. Knake served from 2011 to 2015 as Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council. He is the co-author (again with Richard A. Clarke) of the New York Times bestseller, Cyber War.