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Tuesday, January 27 • 2:40pm - 3:50pm
Cyber Security In The Homeland: Are We Masters Of Our Domain?

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Let’s face it, if there were a year we’d all like to forget, it would be 2014 in terms of confronting our cyber insecurity. Yes, we’ve had bad years before but 2014 felt different -- like something out of a movie script. Many are left wondering whether the Internet technology the U.S. pioneered is being used against us.

Policymakers, law enforcement, industry leaders and civil liberties advocates have long been working on proposals to better secure our networks and data. Just recently the President has announced a renewed focus for cyber security.

Our panel of experts will explore the state of our cyber security and what steps can be taken to secure the Homeland.


Moderators
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Timothy B. Lee

Senior Editor, Vox
Timothy B. Lee is a senior editor at Vox, where he covers technology. He has previously written for the Washington Post, Ars Technica, and Forbes. He prefers vi to emacs and barely missed having a 4-digit Slashdot ID. He has a masters degree in computer science from Princeton University. Follow on Twitter @binarybits

Speakers
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Chris Boyer

Assistant VP - Global Public Policy, AT&T
Chris Boyer serves as Assistant Vice President – Global Public Policy at AT&T Services Inc.  Mr. Boyer is responsible for developing and coordinating AT&T's public policy positions related to cybersecurity.  Mr. Boyer coordinates with AT&T’s Chief Security Office (CSO) and AT&T Executives to develop and advance AT&T’s strategic policy positions related to cybersecurity.  Mr. Boyer represents... Read More →
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Allan Friedman

Research Scientist, George Washington University
Allan Friedman is a Research Scientist at the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University, where he works on cybersecurity policy. Wearing the hats of both a technologist and a policy scholar, Friedman's work spans computer science, public policy and the social sciences, and has addressed a wide range of policy issues, from privacy to telecommunications. Friedman has... Read More →
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Siobhan Gorman

Director, Brunswick Group
Siobhan Gorman is a Director at the Brunswick Group and formerly served as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering intelligence, terrorism, cybersecurity, and surveillance issues. | | Prior to joining The Journal in 2007, Ms. Gorman was a Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, covering intelligence and security. From 1998 to 2005, she was staff correspondent for National Journal covering homeland security, justice, and... Read More →
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Angela McKay

Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD), Microsoft
Ms. Angela McKay is Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy in the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD) team at Microsoft. As part of GSSD, she leverages her 15+ years of experience to address complex global challenges and drive strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. Ms. McKay leads Microsoft’s cybersecurity policy work in the U.S. She also engages... Read More →
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Ari Schwartz

Director of Cybersecurity Privacy, Civil Liberties and Policy, National Security Council Staff, The White House
Ari Schwartz currently serves as the Director for Cybersecurity Privacy, Civil Liberties and Policy for the National Security Staff. Schwartz is responsible for the formulation and execution of cybersecurity related privacy policy for the White House and outreach to relevant stakeholders on cyber policy. Previously he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Commerce Secretaries Gary Locke, John Bryson and Rebecca Blank. Prior to his work in... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 2:40pm - 3:50pm
7th Floor, Room 709 The Newseum

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