Counterterrorism & Cybersecurity: Insights from EUROPOL Director Rob Wainwright

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, the GWU Cybersecurity Initiative hosted a conversation with EUROPOL Director Rob Wainwright regarding transnational terror, crime, and cyber threats. As each of these global challenges continues to evolve in complexity, transnational cooperation takes on greater salience. Director Wainwright addressed the crisis in Syria -- in particular, its role in attracting and training foreign fighters from across Europe; as well as the implications and responses that could follow when fighters return to their countries of origin, and for international security more generally. He also discussed the nexus between organized crime and the cyber domain; priorities here from an EU-US perspective, and how to best tackle them.