• Estonia securing their data against Russian hackers.
  • Creating a Digital Geneva Convention.
  • Story of getting hacked on a plane.


  • Steven Petrow — a journalist who writes about digital life.
  • Scott Charney — a security expert at Microsoft.
  • Cyrus Farivar — an editor at Ars Technica.
  • Brad Smith — Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer.
  • Heidi Tworek — a professor who writes about the history of media and technology.

My Quick Thoughts:

  • Russians have been hacking everyone for years.
  • E-Estonia.
  • The issues around the statue in Estonia has similarities to the confederate statues in the USA.
  • Digital Geneva Convention Parameters:
    • Cyber space unlike the battlefield is an attack on civilians not on soldiers.
    • Convention must be a agreement between companies and governments.
    • Must be flexible so as tech changes the convention changes.

Favorite Quotes:

“Hacking is like a hurricane that never ends”.

“If we are going to kill each other let’s do it in a civilized way” – Rules around the Geneva Convetion.

“Is it an attack or a hack?”.