Cyber-securing the Nation
Monday, December 5, 2016
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
On December 1, President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will deliver a report to the president with recommendations on bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity.
While many of the likely recommendations will require federal government action, intentionally or not, the report will also underline the fact that enhancing national cybersecurity requires as much, if not more, action at the state and local levels. While the President considers the report, we’ll explore what more our states and cities can and should do to achieve these goals.
- Kiersten Todt , Executive Director, President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
- Timothy Blute , Program Director, Homeland Security & Public Safety, National Governors Association
Panel 1: Cybersecurity Education
With an exploding demand for cybersecurity professionals and a cyber-aware general population, how can education policy foster a cybersecurity-savvy population and, in the long-term, a workforce to support it?
Partner and Vice President, Cross & Joftus
Executive Director, Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach (ETPRO)
CyberPatriot Commissioner, Air Force Association
Emefa Addo Agawu
Program Associate, New America Cybersecurity Initiative
Panel 2: Legislative and Regulatory Environment
How can state and local policies create a regulatory and legislative environment that incentivizes cybersecurity best practices that scale?
Partner and Co-Chair, Privacy and Cybersecurity Group, Crowell & Moring, LLP
Director, University of Maryland Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise
Other panelists TBD.
Policy Analyst, New America Cybersecurity Initiative
Panel 3: Leveraging the power of states & cities for national cybersecurity
What more can and should we expect from our states and cities as we look to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity?
Chief Technology Officer, New Jersey
Co-Director, New America Cybersecurity Initiative