Canceled: Dreams, Genes, & Machines: Are We Living Science Fiction?
This ALOUD program is canceled.
From international hacking of American elections to the violation of privacy in our own homes, we are under constant surveillance—and threat. Two of today’s leading experts in cybersecurity team up for an urgent conversation about protecting our livelihood in the digital age. Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist who has covered cybersecurity and national security for more than a decade, most notably for Wired. Discussing her book, Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon, which follows the story of a sophisticated virus/worm developed by the U.S. and Israel to covertly sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, Zetter will be joined by Eric Chien, a Fellow of Symantec’s Security Technology and Response division. In this role, Chien leads a team of engineers and threat hunters that investigate and reverse-engineer the latest high-impact Internet security attacks—those that might hold clues to bigger trends developing or are otherwise of particular interest. Where are we most vulnerable? How do we defend our homeland and our homes from cyber attacks? Get up to speed with this ALOUD intelligence briefing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the reservation policy for ALOUD?
As most ALOUD at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at 7 PM.
Why do programs fill so quickly?
ALOUD provides a unique experience for the public to engage with scholars, authors, and artists in the intimate 235-seat Mark Taper Auditorium. Library Foundation Members have the benefit of reserving for programs in advance of the public. Consider joining as a Member to receive this benefit, and check the website on an on-going basis for program availability. Be sure to subscribe to our email alerts, and visit our Media Archive for podcasts and other items from our recent programs.
Where does ALOUD take place?
Unless otherwise noted, ALOUD programs are held at the downtown Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.
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Should I purchase the author’s book in advance?
We encourage you to purchase books from the Library Store. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Books are made available for purchase when you reserve for a program online, and are also on sale at programs. In order to participate in the book signing, you must purchase at least one book from The Library Store. Members receive discounts on purchases.