The Cybersecurity Agenda: Policy Options and the Path Forward

Brookings Institution
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cybersecurity has emerged as a policy priority for both the White House and Congress, and bipartisan consensus on how to address cyber-related challenges is growing. Yet the transition from focusing on isolated threats to building comprehensive cybersecurity solutions has not been entirely seamless. While there is plenty of common ground between the administration’s proposals and legislation proposed by both parties, a number of difficult policy questions remain unanswered.

Congressman James R. Langevin (D-R.I.) will deliver a keynote address on his views of the path forward for cybersecurity policy, addressing not only proposed legislation, but the political context that will shape future policy decisions. A panel of experts will explore short-term priorities, as well as map out the future landscape, with a particular focus on law enforcement, education and the relationship between government and the private sector.


Welcoming Remarks
Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

Keynote Speaker
Rep. James R. Langevin (D-R.I.)
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the House Cybersecurity Caucus
U.S. House of Representatives

Jaak Aaviksoo
Minister of Education and Research and former Minister of Defense
Government of Estonia

Moderator: Allan A. Friedman
Fellow, Governance Studies

James B. Longley
CEO, Diritech, LLC.
Former Representative (R-ME), U.S. Congress

Michael R. Nelson
Research Associate, CSC Leading Edge Forum
Adjunct Professor, Internet Studies, Georgetown University