Strengthening US cybersecurity in the digital age

American Enterprise Institute

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Virtual Event

In the past year, hackers have infiltrated tens of thousands of organizations worldwide — including US government agencies. And recently, a ransomware attack on a major pipeline caused a gas shortage in the eastern US.

Russia and China have been blamed often, but perpetrators are not always state affiliated. The Joe Biden administration has issued a review of US cyber vulnerabilities and an executive order to improve cybersecurity. But beyond reviewing known problems, Congress and the White House must work closely with government agencies and industry experts to create real solutions to prevent these catastrophic disruptions.


10:00 AM
Opening remarks:
Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, AEI

10:05 AM
Fireside chat:
John Katko, Member of Congress, US House of Representatives
Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, AEI

10:20 AM

10:30 AM
Panel discussion

Ginny Badanes, Director, Strategic Projects, Cybersecurity and Democracy, Microsoft
Laura Bate, Cybersecurity Policy Fellow, New America
Klon Kitchen, Resident Fellow, AEI
Andrea Limbago, Vice President, Research and Analysis, Interos

Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, AEI

11:15 AM

11:30 AM