Weinstein Speaks at Aspen Cyber Summit

Eric Goldstein (left) Amb. Weinstein (center) and Garrett Graff (right)

Lt Gen Jack Weinstein, USAF (Ret), Professor of the Practice of International Security at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was an invited speaker at recent Aspen Cyber Summit. This unique annual gathering brings together top leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society to discuss the world’s urgent cyber issues. Hosted by the Aspen Institute, the event featured a compelling conversation between Professor Weinstein and Eric Goldstein, Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). They were joined by Garrett Graff, Director, Cyber Programs at Aspen Digital.

In his address, Weinstein explored the intricate relationship between national and economic security, emphasizing the growing reliance on space-based systems. He shared valuable perspectives on the role of space capabilities in conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan, shedding light on the evolving threat landscape from both nation-states and criminal entities. Weinstein also delved into the transformation of the space domain, noting its shift from predominantly government-owned to a burgeoning private sector infrastructure.

As the Aspen Cyber Summit provides a global platform for leaders from diverse sectors, Professor Weinstein’s expertise offered insightful views on the challenges and strategies to enhance resilience in space and cyber communications.

A full video of the summit is available here, with Professor Weinstein’s commentary beginning at 3:13:30.

Jack Weinstein, Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret), served in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 2018. Prior to arriving at the Pardee School of Global Studies, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon. In this position, he was responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff on all aspects of nuclear deterrence operations providing direction, guidance, integration, and advocacy regarding the nuclear deterrence mission of the U.S. Air Force and engaged with joint, interagency, and NATO to develop nuclear enterprise solutions. Read more about Weinstein on his faculty profile.