Cyber security, warfare and crime have become key priorities for government, business and the individual. On the one hand, Western governments have become increasingly concerned about security vulnerabilities to cyber-attacks issued by competing nations - for instance, in 2011 the network of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was completely exposed for 6 months to the Chinese Army. On the other hand, nations such as the United States and Israel have been on the forefront of the development of cyber-weapons, such as in the case of Stuxnet, designed to impede the further development of Iran's nuclear capability. However, as nations and their respective security agencies develop defensive and strategic cyber capabilities, business and the individual have also found themselves exerting positive principles of cyber awareness; namely, the right to privacy, as well as the opportunity to develop alternate distributed cyber security infrastructures. How can the complex, yet increasingly important issue of cyber security governance be addressed? How far should nations be allowed, even if in a covert manner, to develop strategic cyber weapons if there is recognition that these very weapons can be used in a retaliatory fashion? How can individual rights be protected if national cyber security defenses are developed - for instance, does the U.S. Cyber Intelligence and Protections Act passed in 2012 provide adequate privacy protections? What alternate methods can be developed to provide cyber security?
John Henry Clippinger
John Henry Clippinger is Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group where he is conducting research on trust frameworks for protecting and sharing personal information. With Professor Alex Pentland of MIT, he is founder and Executive Director of the newly formed ID3 (Institute for Institutional Innovation & Data Driven Design) which is developing an open governance platform to support an ecosystem for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises.
Previously, he was founder and Co-Director of The Law Lab (www.lawlab.org) at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a multi-disciplinary center founded to research the role of social, neurological, and economic mechanisms on the role of law in facilitating cooperation and entrepreneurial innovation. Dr. Clippinger was also a Senior Fellow at the Berkman Center where he co-founded and supported the development of an open source, interoperable identity framework called Project Higgins (www.eclipse.org/higgins) to give users control over their personal information.
He is the author of A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity (Perseus, Public Affairs, 2007, and The Biology of Business, Natural Laws of Enterprise, (Josey Bass, 1998). Previously, he was Director of Intellectual Capital, Coopers & Lybrand and the founder and CEO of four software companies. He also holds software patents, and consults with companies, foundations, and government agencies on technology, policy and business strategy. He is Co-Chair of Open Identity Exchange Advisory Board and has lectured at Stanford, Brandeis, MIT, Yale, Boston University, Chinese Academy of Science, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, UPenn, among others.
Dr. Clippinger is a graduate of Yale University and holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the eG8 Forum, and the Global Leadership Telco Council and the Risk Analysis Networks for the World Economic Forum, an Aspen Institute Research Fellow, frequent participant at The DoD sponsored Highlands Forum, The Aspen Institute, the CEO Leadership Institute of Yale School of Management, Creative Leadership Summit, Aspen Institute Italy, Telco 2.0, Fortune Brainstorm, Arab Thought Leadership Conference, Kauffman Summer Institute, Monaco Media Forum, Ashoka, and The Santa Fe Institute Business Network.
Rear Admiral Robert E. Day Jr.
Rear Admiral Robert E. Day Jr. assumed the duties as the Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Information Technology and the Director, Coast Guard Cyber Command, Pre-Commissioning Detachment in July 2010. RADM Day graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1980. His first tour of duty was in Portland, Maine where he served aboard Coast Guard Cutter DUANE as the Damage Control Assistant until April 1982. RADM Day was then assigned to U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington D.C. as the Electronics Project Officer for the construction of the 270 foot Medium Endurance Cutters and 110 foot Island Class Patrol Boats.
In 1986, RADM Day attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he obtained a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunications Systems Management and was awarded the Chief of Naval Operations Communications Award for graduating first in his class.
From June 1988 to May 1992, RADM Day was assigned as the Telecommunications Officer for the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in Seattle, Washington. During this tour, he performed extensive temporary duty including assignment as the Administrative Officer to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Exxon Valdez disaster. In 1992, he was assigned as Commanding Officer, Communications Station Boston, where he prepared the facility for remote operations under the Communication System 2000 project. Again, he performed numerous temporary duty assignments including Communications Officer for the Harbor Defense Command assigned to Port Au Prince Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy.
From June 1995 until May 1999, he was assigned as the Chief of Planning and Budget for the Electronics Systems Division at Maintenance and Logistics Command (MLC) Pacific.
From June 1999 until June 2002, RADM Day commanded the Coast Guard's largest Electronic Systems Support Unit, ESU Boston. During this tour he and his command provided electronics and communications support to the John F. Kennedy Jr. aircraft crash, the Egypt Air 900 air disaster, and the response to the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attack.
From July 2002 until May 2007, RADM Day was assigned as the Chief of Pacific Area's Command, Control, and Communications Division in Alameda, California. Additionally, RADM Day traveled throughout the Pacific Rim as a key United States representative to the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum.
From June 2007 until June 2009, he served as the Deputy and eventually the Commander of Maintenance and Logistics Command (MLC) Pacific.
Rear Admiral Day's military awards include two Legion of Merit, three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, the 9-11 medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Letter of Commendation, and six Meritorious Team Awards.
Michelle currently serves as Chief Privacy Officer to McAfee, an Intel Company. She is responsible for creating a privacy practice that is focused on quality and excellence in McAfee's policies, products, procedures and governance efforts. Her team is a staunch supporter of McAfee's outreach efforts to educate and protect children, families and communities in the Digital Age.
Before coming to McAfee, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a consulting and advisory company specializing in privacy and security sensitive organizations. Michelle is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site-TheIdentityProject.com-that was started as an advocacy and education site, currently focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft.
Michelle was the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. Her team worked closely with customers to enable them to proceed with the confidence that information is protected and accelerated as an asset.
Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun, Michelle was Chief Data Governance Officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Michelle worked closely with Sun's business, technical and legal teams to create to the best data governance policies and processes possible for cloud computing to build trust for cloud environments through vendor transparency.
Michelle also served as Sun's Chief Privacy Officer where she was responsible for the development and implementation of Sun's data privacy policies and practices, working across Sun's business groups to drive the company's continued data privacy excellence.
Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BS degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF - CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields. In 2012, she was honored by the National Diversity Council as one of California's Most Powerful and Influential Women.
Michael Fertik founded Reputation.com with the belief that businesses and individuals have the right to control and protect their online reputation and privacy. Credited with pioneering the field of online reputation management (ORM), Fertik is lauded as the world's leading cyber thinker in digital privacy and reputation.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet and recipient of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2011 Award. Fertik is a member of the Aspen Institute CEO Roundtable. He is also a Privacy by Design Ambassador, an appointment designated by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Fertik's industry commentary can be found in his frequent guest columns including, Harvard Business Review (HBR), The Huffington Post, Reuters and Newsweek. He is also author of the bestselling book, "Wild West 2.0" (2010) and "The Reputation Economy" (Crown, Forthcoming 2013). Fertik founded his first Internet company while at Harvard College. He also received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Jeffrey Friedberg is Chief Trust Architect for Microsoft. He focuses on new ways that people, organizations, and governments can benefit from the ever expanding flows of data that fuel our digital lifestyle and economy, while at the same time reducing the risks to personal freedoms, intellectual property, and critical infrastructure. This effort includes investigating ways to make privacy and security features more usable for consumers and businesses. He speaks publicly on strategies for reducing Internet threats such as identity theft and has testified before congress on protecting users from spyware. He co-authored the Microsoft Privacy Standard for Development and was responsible for Windows Privacy.
Previously at Microsoft he focused on privacy and legal issues relating to the Windows Media Platform and was a Group Program Manager for Microsoft's graphics software. He has over 30 years of software development experience, and has delivered products that range from graphics supercomputers used in medical imaging to next-generation gaming devices. As VP of Engineering at Silicon Gaming, he helped launch an IPO and chaired the Gaming Manufacturers Association. At Digital Equipment Corporation, he co-architected the industry standard 3D graphics extensions for the MIT X Window System.
In addition to being a Certified Information Privacy Professional, he has a formal background in Computer Graphics and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Mr. Michael Kaiser has been the Executive Director of National Cyber Security Alliance since 2008. Mr. Kaiser engages industry, government and nonprofit leaders in NCSA's far-reaching efforts, including the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Data Privacy Day and the National Cybersecurity Education Council. Prior to joining NCSA, Mr. Kaiser spent 25 years in the field of victim's services holding senior staff positions at National Center for Victims of Crime and Safe Horizon in New York City. Mr. Kaiser recently served on the Department of Commerce, NTIA Online Safety Technology Working Group and was named one of SC Magazine's information security luminaries of 2009. In 2010, he received the cybersecurity public private partnership award from Securing Our eCity in San Diego, CA.
Mr. Kaiser is currently a Board Member of SPIN-USA a national non-profit based in Massachusetts and the ESET Foundation in San Diego, CA. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and New Destiny Housing Corporation in New York City. Along with his wife Laura Fisher Kaiser, he co-authored The Official eBay Guide to Buying, Selling, and Collecting Just About Anything (Simon and Shuster, 1999).
Mr. Eddan Katz is the International Affairs Director and is responsible for managing the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) international activities, specializing in Access to Knowledge (A2K) and digital rights.
Before EFF, Mr. Katz was the Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project and Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School. He taught and writes in the areas of cyberlaw, intellectual property, telecommunications, and bioethics.
He received his bachelors degree in philosophy from Yale; and his law degree from UC, Berkeley's Boalt Hall, where he was awarded the Sax Prize for his work with the Samuelson Law, Technology, & Public Policy Clinic.
Stefaan G. Verhulst
Mr. Stefaan G. Verhulst is the Chief of Research at the Markle Foundation and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Communications Studies, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Culture and Communications at New York University, and Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Media and Communications Studies, Central European University in Budapest. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and Co-Director, with Professor Monroe Price, of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at Oxford University, as well as Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio Legal Studies. In that capacity, he was appointed the Socio-Legal Research Fellow at Wolfson College at Oxford.
Mr. Verhulst was the UNESCO Chairholder in Communications Law and Policy for the UK, a former lecturer on Communications Law and Policy issues in Belgium, and Founder and Co-Director of the International Media and Info-Comms Policy and Law Studies (IMPS) at the School of Law, University of Glasgow. Verhulst has served as consultant to various international and national organizations, including the Council of Europe, European Commission, UNESCO, World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and DFID.
He is the author and co-author of several books and numerous articles and chapters. He is the Founder and Editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, and the Communications Law in Transition Newsletter.
Stefaan Verhulst and Michael Fertik discuss the possible consequences of an upcoming international vote that would give the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) authority to regulate the global internet infrastructure.