The Cybersecurity Executive Order and Presidential Policy Directive: What Does Success Look Like?

The Brookings Institution
November 19, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

On November 19, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host a panel discussion on the 2014 national cybersecurity agenda. Since the publication of Executive Order 13636 and Presidential Policy Directive 21, both aimed at improving the security and resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure, including managing the risks posed by cyberattacks, the main focus on public attention has been on the development of the voluntary Cybersecurity Framework. After the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s recent release of the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework for comment, attention is shifting to what it will mean and how the wider agenda will move forward. Simply, what does success look like, and what has to happen next to get there?

The expert panel represents the key stakeholders in the development of a national strategy for cyberspace. Acting Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Suzanne Spaulding spearheads the Department of Homeland Security’s mission to reduce risk to and enhance the resiliency of critical infrastructure; Richard Bejtlich, chief security officer at Mandiant, has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise level intrusion detection and incident response; Allan Friedman, fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation, is an expert on the economics of cybersecurity.

Ian Wallace
Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence

Suzanne E. Spaulding
Acting Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Richard Bejtlich
Chief Security Officer

Allan A. Friedman
Fellow, Governance Studies
Research Director, Center for Technology Innovation

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.