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Cybersecurity: Can policy keep up with the pace of technical change?

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Date: 22 November 2010
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location:
AAAS 2nd Floor
1200 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
Sponsored by: AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy

Cybersecurity presents a unique challenge to government policymakers. Innovation, falling information technology resource costs, and the corresponding development of malware and other cybersecurity threats have occurred at speeds that far exceed the rate at which government is accustomed to establishment and implementation of policy. What has the federal government learned from its experience in chasing this rapidly moving target? Have government practices evolved to meet the speed and diversity of the problem? Are there alternative policy approaches to traditional governmental procedures that might better counter the range of threats to this nation's cybersecurity?

Please join us from 3:00 to 4:30 PM on Monday November 22, 2010 to hear former federal cybersecurity advisor Richard Clarke and a panel of cybersecurity and internet policy experts address policy formulation and implementation in the face of unprecedented challenges.

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Speaker

Richard Clarke. Former special advisor on cybersecurity to President George W. Bush and author of Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security

Discussants

Dr. Eugene Spafford. Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University.

Larry Clinton. President and CEO of the Internet Security Alliance.

Alexander B. Howard. The Government 2.0 Correspondent for O'Reilly Media.