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Public Policy Framework

MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL CHAIR

On May 29, 2009, President Obama announced that he accepted the recommendations of White House Cyberspace Policy Review committee to, "Initiate a national public awareness and education campaign to promote Cybersecurity.." and to initiate “a dialog to enhance public-private partnerships.." towards “streamlining, aligning, and providing resources to optimize their contribution and engagement."

This Conference and Stevens Institute of Technology take a holistic and whole-of-society view of the implications of working with and controlling for the betterment of society what has become the Cyberspace Domain. We recognize the economic, privacy, and security concerns from law enforcement to diplomacy, and look for this conference to extend the great work that NIST, DHS, DOJ, Commercial enterprise, and Defense, as well as many state and local leaders have contributed to the body of knowledge, under the leadership of the White House over several administrations and congresses. We hope that you will join us in this collegial dialogue as our society explores this future.

– The Honorable Michael W. Wynne

PROMOTING THE PUBLIC DIALOG

Senate Bill 773, the draft Cybersecurity Act of 2009 in the US Congress, proposes to “ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption ….” S.773 is only one of the dozen legislative actions on cybersecurity now being deliberated by the US Congress that strategically rebalance public-private equities for the CEO.

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