Cybersecurity Summit 2012

September 28, 2012
8:00 - 11:00 am EDT
Cybersecurity has risen to the top of the legislative agenda. This one-day summit that will scan the current landscape and offer reconnaissance on exactly what is being done to ensure the integrity of America's technological frontier.


Friday, September 28

8:10 am EDT Janet Napolitano: Uncovering America's Cybersecurity Risk     Watch On-Demand
Janet Napolitano, United States Secretary of Homeland Security, discusses uncovering America's cybersecurity risk.
Janet Napolitano
Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
8:40 am EDT US Cybersecurity: Protecting Critical Infrastructure     Watch On-Demand
U.S. cybersecurity discuss how America can protect its critical infrastructure.

As much as 85 percent of critical infrastructure - communications networks, the electric grid, transportation centers, financial networks, etc. - is owned and operated by the private sector. While protecting these networks is matter of national security, there are legal, cultural and technical barriers to sharing cybersecurity information between government and industry while protecting privacy and civil liberties. This panel will explore the vulnerabilities of vital systems as well as the opportunities for advancing security.

Shawn Henry
President, CrowdStrike Services, Inc.
Sean McGurk
Director of Industrial Control System Security, Verizon
Moderated by: Aliya Sternstein
Senior Correspondent, Nextgov
9:40 am EDT Stopping Cyberattacks with Cybersecurity Innovation     Watch On-Demand
Cybersecurity experts discuss how innovation can help stop the threat of cyberattacks.

If more resources were devoted to the cutting-edge of cyber security innovation, countless cyber-attacks could be disrupted or prevented, caches of sensitive information could be kept out of the wrong hands, and millions of dollars could be saved. In 2011, the White House Cyber Coordinator launched the National Cybersecurity Innovation Awards, aimed at recognizing organizations and individuals who have found innovative methods and products to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Pulling together some of individuals who are aware of the newest and most promising technologies might spur greater awareness of this vital area of technological innovation.

Paul Nguyen
Vice president of Cyber Solutions, Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG)
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte
Associate Director, Georgetown's Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security
10:25 am EDT Creating Cybersecurity Strategy in the Age of Wikileaks     Watch On-Demand
Author Andy Greenberg talks about how strategic cybersecurity can be created in the age of Wikileaks.

Andy Greenberg
Author, This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hactivists Aim to Free the World's Information

About this conference

In today's wired world, America's technological infrastructure supports all segments of the economy and ensures the smooth operation of every public and private institution. Efforts to prevent concerted attacks on this vital infrastructure have risen to the top of the legislative agenda. Cybersecurity confronts the dark side of technological innovation.

Join us on September 28 for this one-day summit that will scan the current landscape and offer reconnaissance on exactly what is being done, and what additional initiatives are required to ensure the integrity of America's technological frontier.

Breakout sessions include:
  • Homeland Security
  • Healthcare: Privacy and Security
  • Technology
  • Financial Security
  • Others

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