6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Bridging the Gaps in Cybersecurity Policy

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Major questions impacting key cybersecurity policy decisions remain unanswered.  As a new Administration takes office, how should key stakeholders think about gaps like the capabilities of non-state actors to do harm in the digital space?  Will other nations follow Russia’s lead and steal and leak information against foes? Is the future of the public-private partnership – especially in protecting America’s critical infrastructure – a promising one?  And what’s the state of play in development of international norms?  Can the U.S. provide meaningful input?

Please join us for an in-depth conversation on these and other emerging international and domestic issues in cybersecurity, hosted in partnership with The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.



8:30-8:45am  Registration with Coffee, Tea and Pastries

8:45-9:00am  Welcoming Remarks

Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

William Pomeranz, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

9:00-9:45am  Keynote Address

Paul Nicholas, Senior Director, Global Security, Strategy, & Diplomacy Team, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corporation                                  

International Cybersecurity Norms: America at the Cross Roads of Diplomacy & Defense

9:45-10:00am  Coffee and Tea Break

10:00-11:30am  Emerging International Cybersecurity Issues

Moderator:  Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Jessica Beyer, Jackson School of International Studies

Non-state actors and International Cybersecurity Norms

Tom Kellermanm, Global Fellow, Digital Futures Project, Woodrow WIlson International Center for Scholars & CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures

Key bad actors, their tools, and their tactics

Katy Pearce, Department of Communication and Jackson School of International Studies

Kompromat and the Undermining of Trust

11:30am-1:00pm  Emerging Domestic Cybersecurity Issues

Moderator:  Meg King, Digital Futures Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Sara Curran, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Cybersecurity Policy Education

Perry Pederson, Pacific Northwest National Labs

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Matthew Eggers, Executive Director, Cybersecurity Policy, Department U.S. Chamber of Commerce

NIST framework, Regulatory Harmonization, Information Sharing, Global Norms

1:00-2:30pm   Working Luncheon with Cybersecurity Student Experts
Open to all attendees

1:00-1:15pm  Welcoming Remarks
The Importance of Strengthening U.S. Cybersecurity Through the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

1:15-2:30pm  Student Subject Experts

Rebekah Kennel
Area of expertise: Myanmar technology, Myanmar police

Josh Lee
Area of expertise: EU technology policy, US-EU cybersecurity relations

Oliver Marguleas
Area of expertise: Extremism Online, Counter-narrative Programs, Authoritarian Internet Policy

Michael Walstrom
Area of expertise: Smart grid, Cybersecurity in Developing Contexts, Indian Smart Grid, US-Indian Cybersecurity Relations