Cybersecurity Summit 2018
On October 2, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen discussed cyber threats to U.S. interests at home and abroad at The Washington Post’s 2018 Cybersecurity Summit. Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) and former White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco also joined the conversation to talk America’s cybersecurity posture and the cyber priorities of the Trump administration and Congress. Other speakers included Microsoft’s Ann Johnson, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michèle Flournoy and more.
America’s Cybersecurity Report Card
The former CIA Director and former White House homeland security adviser assess America’s cybersecurity posture and the cyber priorities of the Trump administration and Congress.
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and former White House Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco assess America’s cybersecurity posture and the cyber priorities of the Trump administration and Congress.
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and former White House Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco evaluate how the Trump administration is doing on holding Russia responsible for interfering in the 2016 U.S. elections.
Former White House Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco said the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate the White House cybersecurity coordinator position amounts to “governmental and management malpractice.”
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and former White House Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco discuss the cybersecurity threats that may affect the 2018 midterm elections.
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and former White House Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco discuss how to better deter bad actors from launching cyberattacks on the U.S.
Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Adviser to President Obama
Lisa Monaco served as adviser to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2013 to 2017. She was responsible for advising the President on all aspects of counterterrorism policy and strategy and coordinating homeland security-related activities on issues ranging from terrorist attacks at home and abroad to cybersecurity, pandemics, and natural disasters. Monaco also chaired the Cabinet-level Homeland Security Principals’ Committee which advises the President on homeland security policy issues and crises.
Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.)
Former CIA Director; Chairman, KKR Global Institute
General David Petraeus (Ret.) joined KKR in June 2013 and is Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which supports KKR’s investment committees, portfolio companies, and limited partners with analysis of geopolitical and macro-economic trends, as well as environmental, social, and governance issues. Prior to joining KKR, Gen. Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of coalition forces during the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, Gen. Petraeus served as the Director of the CIA.
Moderated by David Ignatius
David Ignatius is a columnist for The Washington Post.
Cyber Hotspots: Threats to U.S. National Security
A look at the threats posed by foreign governments and adversaries around the world and what the U.S. is doing to protect critical infrastructure, prevent intellectual property theft and secure military networks.
Cyber experts look at the threats posed by foreign governments and adversaries around the world and what the U.S. is doing to protect critical infrastructure, prevent intellectual property theft and secure military networks.
James Mulvenon, General Manager of SOS International’s Special Programs Division, says says that the U.S. is in a "deep deterrence hole" with respect to Russia and China when it comes to protecting the country from foreign cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity experts comment on President Trump's recent claims that China is attempting to interfere in the U.S. 2018 midterm elections.
Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses Iran’s recent disinformation campaign on Facebook and whether the U.S. should expect more cyberattacks from Iran since the U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Dmitri Alperovitch
Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike
Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., a leading provider of next- generation endpoint security, threat intelligence and incident response services. A renowned computer security researcher, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity policies and state tradecraft and has served as special adviser to Department of Defense. In 2016, Alperovitch revealed Russian intelligence agencies' hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), events which unveiled the full scope of cyber influence operations being launched against the US 2016 Election.
Michèle Flournoy
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors
Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she currently serves on the board. Flournoy served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations.
James Mulvenon
General Manager, Special Programs Division, SOS International
James Mulvenon is General Manager of SOS International’s Special Programs Division, where he has recruited and trained a team of nearly 40 Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Urdu, Russian, and Korean linguist-analysts performing cutting-edge research and analysis for both public and private sector clients on cyber and technology topics. . A Chinese linguist and a specialist on the Chinese military, he is a leading international expert on Chinese cyber and espionage issues.
Karim Sadjadpour
Senior Fellow, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. Sadjadpour regularly advises senior U.S., European, and Asian officials and has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, teaching a class on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East.
Moderated by Ellen Nakashima
Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post.
Cyber Hotspots: Threats to U.S. National Security
A look at the threats posed by foreign governments and adversaries around the world and what the U.S. is doing to protect critical infrastructure, prevent intellectual property theft and secure military networks.
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, discusses the development of cutting-edge tools to secure our increasingly connected world, protect consumer data and stop cyberattacks before they spread.
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, describes how her company and others use artificial intelligence to protect against cyberattacks. Johnson also comments on information sharing between technology firms and government.
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, discusses the future of password protected information and why her company is planning to go completely password-less in the future.
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, discusses the new privacy protections under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, comments on Facebook's recent data breach that hit up to 5 million users.
Ann Johnson
Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft
As the Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, Ann Johnson is focused on providing customers and partners with world-class security and compliance solutions. She is a recognized thought leader on cybersecurity, a frequent speaker on topics of online fraud, privacy, compliance and mobile security, and a champion of workforce diversity and inclusion.
Interviewed by Cat Zakrzewski
Cat Zakrzewski is a technology policy reporter and author of "The Technology 202" newsletter for The Washington Post.
Securing the Homeland: Priorities on the Federal Cyber Agenda
The top official at the Department of Homeland Security kicks off Cybersecurity Awareness Month by outlining the Trump administration’s cyber priorities, including election security, protecting the nation’s power grid and how DHS is coordinating cyber defense efforts within the federal government.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen outlines the Trump administration’s cyber priorities, including election security, power grid security and how DHS is coordinating these efforts within the federal government.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen says her department currently she sees no evidence that China is trying to interfere in midterm election despite President’s Trump’s recent claims.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen responds to concerns over whether the U.S. is prepared to handle possible cyberattacks during the 2018 midterm elections.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen describes whether the White House is properly prepared to hold foreign government's responsible for cyberattacks against the U.S.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen warns that the U.S. is not “poised to anticipate and defend against emerging threats.”
Kirstjen Nielsen
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security leads the third largest Department of the U.S. government. Kirstjen Nielsen was sworn in on December 6, 2017 as the sixth Secretary of Homeland Security. She previously served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff. Under the Secretary's leadership, DHS is responsible for counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation security, border security, port security, maritime security, administration and enforcement of our immigration laws, protection of our national leaders, protection of critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, detection of and protection against chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the homeland, and response to disasters.
Interviewed by Derek Hawkins
Derek Hawkins is a cybersecurity policy reporter and author of “The Cybersecurity 202” newsletter for The Washington Post.
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Gus Hunt, managing director of cyber strategy at Accenture Federal Services and The Aspen Institute’s Garrett M. Graff discuss how companies can shore up their cybersecurity resilience.
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