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December 10, 2009

The Global Cybersecurity Policy Conference - January 19-20, 2010

Stevens Institute of Technology will host the Global Cybersecurity Policy Conference on January 19th-20th, 2010, at the Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

The development of the Internet has led to fundamental changes in our society and revolutionized the way we do everything from online shopping, banking, running a business, and the way large corporations and governments monitor and communicate with each other. With this proliferation comes an increased risk of threats to our security in the form of identity theft, banking manipulation, destruction of physical property and even state sponsored intrusions and attacks.

"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, 21st Secretary of the Air Force.

By providing a neutral academic setting for the much needed debate on cybersecurity policies, the conference chaired by The Honorable Michael W. Wynne and Technical Chair Dr. Joseph Mitola III will address the following key issues:

  • How does Government defend against the loss of critical national infrastructure connected to an Internet that is global in scope?
  • What are the rules of engagement for US forces engaged in cyberwar to work cooperatively with owners of US critical infrastructure?
  • How can we balance privacy, constitutional rights and protection of critical infrastructure from threats posed by a determined and technically competent adversary?

Speakers reflect the broadest alternative perspectives from the military cybercommand of LTG Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and designated commander of the US Cybercommand across sectors of the economy to the American Civil Liberties Union whose Privacy & Technology Legislative Counsel, Chris Calabrese, will emphasize what really are complementary policy imperatives. The complete list of speakers includes nearly fifty such senior executives across government, industry, and academic domains in the US, Europe, and Asia, whose insights will be incorporated into the Global Cybersecurity Policy Guidebook conference report.

The Global Cybersecurity Policy Conference sponsors include: IBM, the MITRE Corporation, Security Innovation Network, Sandia National Laboratories, Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the SMI Group and has been segmented into agenda panels consisting of:

  • Electric Power Distribution
  • Law Enforcement, Privacy, Civil Rights & Personal Liberties
  • Wireless and Internet Service Providers (ISP)
  • Finance & Economics including Venture Capital Markets
  • Medical & Health Affairs
  • Emergent Technologies, Innovation & Business Growth
  • Global Connectivity, Markets, and Corporations
  • National Defense & Cybersecurity: Net Centric Operations
  • Homeland Security & Commercial Impact Panel
  • Global Implications of Cybersecurity Policies

Be sure to visit the Conference website for all the details and full listing of speakers and registration availability.

Register Today!

For more information, please contact:

Joseph Mitola III, PhD
Vice President for the Research Enterprise & Distinguished Professor

Phone: (703) 314-5709
Email: Joe.Mitola@stevens.edu


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