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International Engagement in Cyberspace

In recent years, several efforts to combat threats posed in cyberspace have been made globally.  Irrefutably states are developing instruments of cyber warfare for military, intelligence, and political purposes. While much of the debate thus far has centered on technological challenges to securing cyberspace, new thinking is needed on how to address issues such as the protection of private information, the establishment of common understandings regarding acceptable state behavior, the role of non-state actors and the interdependency of economics and security in this domain.

Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Executive Director
Georgetown University Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security
Photo courtesy of Phil Humnicky/Georgetown University

Drawing on the experience of government practitioners, industry representatives and academic scholars this event brought a multidisciplinary and international approach to the challenges of cyberspace by drawing from legal, technical, and policy fields both in the United States and abroad.  This gathering was held on Tuesday March 29th on Georgetown University’s main campus and sought to promote a dialogue among U.S. and foreign policymakers, academics and key industry stakeholders in cyberspace, as the global community grows increasingly interconnected in this domain.

General Brent Scowcroft, former U.S. National Security Advisor,provided the keynote address. There were four panels of experts drawn from U.S. and foreign governments, private industry and think tanks on the following topics:

General Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor
Photo courtesy of Phil Humnicky/Georgetown University
Panel Chair: General Michael Hayden (Ret.)
Principal, Chertoff Group
Former Director of National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency
Congressman Mac Thornberry
U.S. Congress, House of Representatives (R-TX 13)
Chairman, Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Wing Commander Thomas Parkhouse
Cyber Security Staff Officer, Ministry of Defence UK
Lieutenant General Charles Croom (Ret.)
Vice President of Cyber Security Solutions, Lockheed Martin
Former Director, Defense Information Systems Agency
Mr. Richard Roberts
Head of Information Security Branch, Interpol
Mr. Shawn Henry
Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mr. Shawn Bray
Deputy Director, Interpol Washington
Panel Chair: Dr. Greg Rattray
Senior Vice President of Security, BITS
Former Chief Internet Security Advisor, ICANN
Ms. Eneken Tikk
Legal Advisor, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
Mr. Andy Purdy
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, CSC
Former Acting Director for the National Cyber Security Division, DHS
Dr. James Mulvenon
Vice President, Defense Group, Inc’s Intelligence Division
Mr. Jeff Carr
Founder and CEO, Taia Global and author of Inside Cyber Warfare
Major-General Koenraad A. Gijsbers
Ministry of Defense, Netherlands
Panel Chair: Ms. Melissa Hathaway
President, Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC
Former Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace, National Security Council
Mr. John Nagengast
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives for AT&T Government Solutions
Mr. William Guenther
President & Founder, Mass Insight Global Partnerships
Mr. Eric Werner
Principal Security Strategist, Microsoft Corporation
Dr. Phyllis Schneck
Chairman, Board of Directors, National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance
Mr. Kristjan Prikk – view presentation
Defense Counselor, Embassy of Estonia
Panel Chair: Hon. Franklin D. Kramer
Vice Chairman of Atlantic Council Board of Directors
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, DoD
Ms. Michele Markoff
Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Affairs, Department of State
Ms. Mary Beth Morgan
Director for Cyber Strategy, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Dr. James Lewis
Senior Fellow, CSIS
Mr. Alexander Klimburg – view presentation
Fellow, Austrian Institute for International Affairs
Dr. Gao Fei
Associate Professor of China Foreign Affairs University and Fulbright Scholar, People’s Republic of China
Lunch Speakers
Dr. Paul Twomey
Former President and CEO, ICANN
Mr. Jeff Moss
Founder of Black Hat and Defcon

Please contact lsgs@georgetown.edu with any questions or requests for additional information.

(The above material appears on the website of the Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security)

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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