Responding to Looming Cyber Threats: The New Reality

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Arent Fox LLP
1717 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Please join Arent Fox LLP, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) on Tuesday, November 10, for an engaging policy forum where cyber security leaders from industry, government, and academia will discuss the ever-changing landscape of cyber security threats, the role that policymakers can play in reducing risk to the enterprise, and best practices for responding to cyber incidents in a global economy.

Companies today face an unprecedented level of cyber security threats as a result of increases in the number of attacks and the sophistication of the attackers. Each week brings new headlines about data breaches and computer system failures that hurt the customers, profits, and reputations of US businesses. In addition, many companies are confronted with rising compliance costs as government regulators take enforcement actions against those who fail to provide sufficient security safeguards for customer data. And the security threat will be even greater in the future as companies expand their digital footprints with new investments in technologies like cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things. The current state of cyber security is not sustainable, but changing it will require thoughtful leadership from both the public and private sector. 

Registration and networking will begin at 8:00 am with coffee and light breakfast. The speaking program will begin at 8:30 am.

Keynote Address:

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein


Panel 1: Government/Industry Partnerships to Improve Cyber Security

Moderator: Daniel Castro

Panelists: Ann Beauchesne, William Nelson, Alex Manning, Brigadier General (ret.) Gregory J. Touhill


Panel 2: Protecting, Mitigating, and Recovering – The Incident Playbook for Responding to and Learning from Cyber Attacks

Moderator: Frank Cilluffo

Panelists: Sarah L. Bruno, Paul Innella, Maneesha Mithal, Michael Zweiback

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator (D-CA)
U.S. Congress
Ann Beauchesne
Senior Vice President, National Security & Emergency Preparedness Department
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Sarah L. Bruno
Co-Practice Group Leader, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group
Arent Fox LLP
Daniel Castro
Vice President, ITIF, and Director, Center for Data Innovation
Frank J. Cilluffo
Associate Vice President & Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
George Washington University
Paul Innella
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tetrad Digital Integrity LLC (TDI)
Alex Manning
Senior Government Relations Director
Arent Fox LLP
Maneesha Mithal
Associate Director, Privacy and Identity Protection Division, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission
William Nelson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
Gregory J. Touhill
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity and Communications
Department of Homeland Security
Michael Zweiback
Co-Practice Group Leader, Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group
Arent Fox LLP