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To all who participated in the Global Cybersecurity Policy Conference,

First, I would like to share with you a note from Michael Wynne, Conference General Chair:

Dear Colleagues,

As General Chair, I would like to thank the organizing committee and panel chairs for identifying such an exciting cadre of speaker talent to address the crucial domain of cybersecurity from many vantage points. This has set a high bar as we consider making this event an annual affair. I have summarized what I saw as some central points of the Conference. The Conference Record will take a more holistic view, edited by our Technical Chair, Dr. Joseph Mitola who has requested your input and peer review that should give homage to each panel's unique perspective. In addition, our Policy Guidebook author, Jennifer Bayuk, is enhancing the draft that we provided to you at the Conference for future publication. Thanks as well to Stevens' President Dr. Raveche for Honoring our Dinner Speaker Melissa Hathaway with a special award, and to the Stevens Administrative staff for their patience in the set up and execution of the Conference. Finally, I recommend the full compendium in the upcoming final Conference Record, if the time allows; as each speaker, Panel Chair, and Member has added value to the dialogue.

Michael Wynne, 21st SecAF
General Chair

In addition, Stevens Institute of Technology would like to thank all of the 130 attendees, the fifty panelists, and keynote speakers Ed Moroso and Melissa Hathaway; and the sponsors of Stevens' Global Cybersecurity Policy Conference held last week for making it a world-class success. Sponsoring organizations were Accenture (patron), BAE Systems, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center; Georgia Tech Research Institute; IBM; The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society; Microsoft; The MITRE Corporation; The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center; Security Innovation Network, Sandia National Laboratories; SMi CyberDefence; and ViaSat. Our distinguished speakers from industry, government and academia provided authoritative commentary on the critical questions and best practice solutions for cybersecurity policy makers.

We also would like to thank C-Span for broadcasting several sessions of the first day of the event. Please visit the C-Span video archive. Government Computer News Website recently featured two articles, authored by senior writer William Jackson, that mention speeches given at the conference on the Smart Grid as well as the FCC's National Broadband Plan .

Any additional additional position papers, web site links, commentary or critique provided by any participants to me by 19 February will be incorporated into the final comprehensive Conference Record along with the speakers' presentations and Stevens digital video of the event to be published shortly thereafter.

We would appreciate your feedback regarding the conference and Policy Guidebook.

Finally, I owe a particular personal debt of gratitude and respect to Dr. Hal Raveche for his inspiring leadership in bringing the Stevens team together around this critical national issue.

Best Regards and please stay in touch,
Dr. Joseph Mitola, III
Technical Chair and Vice President of the Research Enterprise,
Stevens Institute of Technology


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