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November 01, 2018 - Privacy + Data Security

John Carlin Authors Dawn of the Code War

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Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election continues to command headlines but it’s only the latest incident of the U.S. being targeted by global adversaries in cyberspace, writes John P. Carlin, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk + Crisis Management Group and co-chair of the firm’s National Security Practice, in his new book, Dawn of the Code War. The book, which was co-authored by award-winning national security journalist Garrett Graff, tells the inside story of how the U.S. learned to fight back against its adversaries after the launch of a cyberwar.

This first-hand account is based on Mr. Carlin’s over 15-year career as a senior federal government official where he served as Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and Chief of Staff to then FBI-Director Robert Mueller. In his practice at Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Carlin regularly counsels industry-leading organizations in sensitive cyber and other national security matters including CFIUS, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions.

To learn more about the book and how to combat the ongoing cybersecurity threat, please see Mr. Carlin’s recent media appearances or visit the firm’s website.