As concerns regarding cyber security remain ever-present in the media, and the digital world persists as a medium for activism, crime, terrorism and warfare, it is imperative that the current and next Presidential Administrations take steps to modernize and improve U.S. preparedness for certain cyber security risks. The NCAFP reconvened our popular cybersecurity panel on Thursday, April 21, 2016 for a conversation to address the aforementioned concerns and challenges.
The event featured Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC, and Senior Advisor, Cyber Security Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Deborah Feyerick, National Correspondent, CNN; John N. Stewart, Senior Vice President, and Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cisco; and Phil Venables, Managing Director and Chief Information Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs.
This off-the-record conversation spanned both the technical aspects of cyber preparedness and their potential policy implications. The captivating conversation allowed for perspectives from both the public and private sectors with regard to the paramount importance of cyber policy in the strategic future of the United States.