Panelists to explore cybersecurity’s role in presidential race
As the United States edges towards the next elections, the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will sponsor a panel discussion focusing on cybersecurity and the future of U.S. cyber policy.
“Cybersecurity, the Internet and the U.S. Presidential Race” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. To RSVP, visit pell-cyber.eventbrite.com.
Although the United States is still the most powerful national in the world, it continues to face enormous challenges to its economic and national security, including the growing scope, pace, sophistication and impact of cyber threats. Events of the past year – numerous breaches into major retailers, rampant theft of intellectual property, cyber disruption activities against top financial institutions and destructive cyber attacks – clearly demonstrate the need for collective efforts to increase our nation’s cybersecurity and preserve the promise of the Internet economy.
Panelists will explore how these issues will figure in the presidential race. Are the country’s current and future leaders prepared for the tasks ahead of them? What measures do they need to take? What should be prioritized? What role should the president play in shaping cyber policy?
Moderated by Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow for cyber leadership at the Pell Center, the panel will include:
- Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies and senior adviser to the Project on Technology, Security and Conflict in the Cyber Age at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
- John Stewart, senior vice president and chief security and trust officer at Cisco
- Chris Demchak, RADM Grace M. Hopper Professor of Cybersecurity and co-director of the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies at the U.S. Naval War College
For more information, contact the Pell Center at (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.