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How Do We Combat Cybercrime?

The biggest cyberattack to date unfolded like a Hollywood thriller. Exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows stolen from the NSA, hackers—possibly linked to North Korea—crippled more than 200,000 computers at government agencies and businesses with the "WannaCry" ransomware.

Microsoft’s president called for a Digital Geneva Convention, saying that 74% of companies expect to be hacked each year and the economic cost of cybercrime is expected to hit $3 trillion by 2020.

Wired seconded the call, pointing to models of successful international technical accords on everything from telegraph to satellites.

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Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Deborah S. Davis
Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Amy Chua
John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance — and Why They Fall


Clara Miller
President and CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Laurence Capron
Professor of Strategy, INSEAD


Rick Antle
William S. Beinecke Professor of Accounting

William Nordhaus
Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University