Cybersecurity Summit 2017
From hacks and cybercrime to cyberspying and protecting consumer data and critical infrastructure, cybersecurity is an urgent domestic and global challenge. On October 3, 2017, The Washington Post brought together government leaders, security experts and advocates to discuss and debate top issues in cybersecurity.
Program Recap
In the wake of the last month’s Equifax data breach, which exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce said that the Social Security number has “outlived its usefulness” as a national identity method.
The View from the White House
An examination of the Trump administration’s view of and response to the most pressing cybersecurity threats facing the country featuring the White House’s top cybersecurity official.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Rob Joyce, discusses the view from the Trump administration of the most pressing cybersecurity threats facing the country.
    White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce says the Social Security system has "outlived its usefulness." He also comments on the latest information breaches, including the Equifax data breach.
      White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce discusses how the Trump administration plans on countering harmful cyberattacks in the future.
        Rob Joyce
        White House Cybersecurity Coordinator
        Rob Joyce is the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator. He leads the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States. Before his role in the White House, Joyce worked at the National Security Agency for 27 years. There he served as the Chief of Tailored Access Operations, the NSA's mission element that provided tools and expertise in computer network exploitation to deliver foreign intelligence.
        Interviewed by Ellen Nakashima
        Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She focuses on issues relating to intelligence, technology and civil liberties.
        Threats Facing America
        An assessment of the current state of international cooperation on cyber threats, including opportunities and challenges for coordination between government and industry on cyber issues.
        Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former Director of Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, and Richard Clarke, Former White House Cybersecurity Adviser, assess of the current state of international cooperation on cyber threats, including opportunities and challenges for coordination between government and industry on cyber issues.
          Richard Clarke, Former White House Cybersecurity Adviser, and Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former Director of Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, discuss possible missed warning signs of Russian hacking before the 2016 U.S. elections.
            Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former Director of Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, and Richard Clarke, Former White House Cybersecurity Adviser, comment on what they see as the greatest threats facing the cyber community.
              Richard Clarke
              Former White House Cybersecurity Adviser
              Richard Clarke served in the White House for ten years as Special Adviser to the President on Cyber Security, serving under President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush. In this role, Clarke also advised on counter-terrorism and other national security issues. Clarke developed the country’s first National Strategy to Defend Cyberspace. He currently serves as CEO of Good Harbor LLC, a boutique cyber security/risk management consultancy.
              Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.)
              Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency
              General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the National Security Agency from 1999-2005 and the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006-2009. In addition to leading CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. Hayden is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government.
              Moderated by Craig Timberg
              Craig Timberg is a national technology reporter for The Washington Post, specializing in privacy, security and surveillance.
              Cybersecurity and Civil Liberties
              An influential congressman and experts in their field discuss the delicate balance between security and individual liberty and the debate between public safety and privacy concerns.
              An influential congressman and experts in their field discuss the delicate balance between security and individual liberty and the debate between public safety and privacy concerns.
                Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, discusses cybersecurity initiatives and recent legislation coming from Capitol Hill.
                  Experts in the field of cybersecurity offer tips and guidelines for individual consumers as well as government agencies to protect against cyberhacks and crimes in cyberspace.
                    Christopher Furlow
                    President, Ridge Global
                    Chris Furlow develops custom risk management strategies at Ridge Global, which provides cyber education for corporate, professional, academic and government clients. After the 9-11 attacks, Furlow was named Director for State Affairs in the White House Office of Homeland Security. He has an expertise in cyber security and public-private partnerships for security and resilience.
                    Rep. Will Hurd
                    U.S. Representative (R-Tex.)
                    A former undercover CIA officer, entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert, Will Hurd is the U.S. Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. In Washington, he serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as Vice Chair of the Maritime and Border Security Subcommittee on the Committee for Homeland Security, and as the Chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
                    Michelle Richardson
                    Deputy Director, Center for Democracy and Technology's Freedom, Security, and Technology Project
                    Michelle Richardson is the Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Freedom, Security, and Technology Project, where she works to ensure that government programs do not infringe on privacy and civil liberties. She is a recognized expert on how post-9/11 security policies can impact constitutional and human rights, and has successfully campaigned to reform the Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and government cybersecurity policies, among others.
                    Marcy Wheeler
                    National Security Journalist
                    Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She is the author of Anatomy of Deceit, a primer on the CIA leak investigation. Wheeler is best known for her analysis of legal documents on counterterrorism programs, and she won the 2009 Hillman Award for blog journalism.
                    Moderated by Brian Fung
                    Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications, Internet access and the shifting media economy.
                    Sponsored Remarks
                    Jeffrey Lush, U.S. Federal Chief Technology Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, delivers sponsored remarks at The Washington Post’s 2017 Cybersecurity Summit.
                    • Oct 3
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