GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany —
It’s a hyperconnected world, where cyberspace provides critical support for the world’s economy, civil infrastructure, public safety and national security. But it’s also where cyberattacks loom as large as the opportunities with their ability to trigger massive breakdowns.
Seventy-eight cyber professionals from 52 countries are now better equipped to establish policy responses to these rapidly evolving cyber threats after graduating yesterday from the Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies here.
The Marshall Center is a German-American partnership that has produced generations of global security professionals for the past 25 years. In 2014, the Defense Department designated it as a Center of Excellence for Transnational Security Studies, due to its cybersecurity program and its courses on countering organized crime and combating terrorism.
“Our program focuses on areas that are not just within the normal Department of Defense or Ministry of Defense lanes or areas of expertise, but also examines whole-of-government approaches in addressing cyber security issues and challenges,” said Philip Lark, the PCSS course director, who was instrumental in developing this transnational course for the Marshall…