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Oct 18

The Cybersecurity Challenge Facing the Next Administration


The United States must have robust cybersecurity capabilities.  They are vital to America’s national security and that of our friends and allies.  Against this background, the demand from sound cybersecurity in the 21st Century – for timely, accurate and lawfully cyber deterrence – will only continue to increase. Join us for an in-depth series of conversations with intelligence experts on the role of cybersecurity, how it is used to protect the United States, and how we ensure that cyber activities are conducted succinctly with intelligence efforts in a lawful manner. And what the current and ever-evolving cyber challenges will mean for the next and future administrations.

8:00 a.m. - What Are the Effects of Cyber on Our National Security?

General Michael Hayden, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2006-2009)
David Shedd, Former Acting Director, Defense Intelligence Agency – Moderator

9:00 a.m. - The Cyber Supply Chain and National Security

Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO, Interos Solutions, Inc., and CEO, Vigillence, Inc.

Riley Walters, Research Associate, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

9:45 a.m. - Break 

10:00 a.m. - How Does Cyber Affect Our Civil Liberties?

Jamil Jaffer, Adjunct Professor and Director, Homeland and National Security Law Program, George Mason University School of Law

Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

10:45 a.m. - The Strategic Value of Cyber Security to Confront 21st Century Threats

Frank Cilluffo, Associate Vice President & Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, George Washington University

David Inserra, Policy Analyst, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

11:30 a.m. - Networking Lunch

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