Cybersecurity: Personal Privacy in a Digital World
Cybercrimes are estimated to be costing American businesses over half a billion dollars a year and with security breaches regularly threatening the personal and financial information of broad swaths of the American public, the problem seems to be getting worse.
On November 8, 2017, The Washington Post brought together business executives, leading cybersecurity experts, privacy advocates and others to discuss detection and prevention strategies for individuals and corporations. The experts examined the current and future cyber threat landscape and the solutions that could help consumers cope with this urgent problem.
Bridging The Gap: Cyber Cooperation Across Sectors
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s chief cybersecurity official discusses how government and the private sector can work together to prevent cyberattacks and the department’s efforts to educate Americans about how to protect their data.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s chief cybersecurity official, Jeanette Manfra, discusses how government and the private sector can work together to prevent cyberattacks and the department’s efforts to educate Americans about how to protect their data.
    Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses what DHS is doing to ensure that the United States election system is secure.
      Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the role that the White House plays in supporting DHS cybersecurity efforts.
        Jeanette Manfra
        Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
        Jeanette Manfra serves as the National Protection and Programs Directorate Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. She is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security and supports its mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure.
        Interviewed by Amber Phillips
        Amber Phillips is a political reporter for The Fix at The Washington Post.
        Threats and Responses: Trends in Detection and Prevention
        A look at how companies and other groups have responded to recent consumer data breaches, what new strategies are emerging for prevention and detection and technological advances that could help.
        Sam Curry, Chief Product and Security Officer at Cyberreason, and Rob Knake, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, look at how companies and large organizations have responded to recent consumer data breaches, what new strategies are emerging for prevention and detection and technological advances that could help.
          Sam Curry, Chief Product and Security Officer at Cybereason and Rob Knake, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, debate what Equifax did wrong regarding their nationwide data breach, and how companies can improve cybersecurity in the future.
            Rob Knake, Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Sam Curry, Chief Product and Security Officer at Cybereason, discuss the realities behind cyber breaches and how companies should respond to prevent attacks from happening in the future.
              Sam Curry
              Chief Product and Security Officer, Cybereason
              Sam Curry is Chief Product and Security Officer of Cybereason, a cybersecurity company specializing in the use of military-grade technology to stop advanced cyber attacks. Curry has over 25 years of IT security industry experience.
              Robert Knake
              Whitney Shepardson Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
              Rob Knake is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Senior Research Scientist at Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute. From 2011 to 2015, he served in the Obama Administration as Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council and at the Department of Homeland Security.
              Moderated by Geoffrey Fowler
              Geoffrey Fowler is a technology columnist for The Washington Post.
              Protecting Ourselves: Best Practices for Cyber Hygiene
              Risk and identity protection experts and consumer advocates discuss what options consumers have to protect their personal and financial information.
              Dante Disparte, Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO of MKACyber and Eva Velasquez, President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, discuss what options consumers have to protect their personal and financial information.
                Dante Disparte, Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO of MKACyber and Eva Velasquez, President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, discuss the future of the Social Security number and how to protect digital identity in a growing digital age.
                  Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO of MKACyber, Eva Velasquez, President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center and Dante Disparte, Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, discuss how consumers can use cyber hygiene and best practices to reduce the risk of cyber breaches and attacks.
                    Dante Disparte
                    Founder and CEO, Risk Cooperative
                    Dante Disparte is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, an innovative strategy and risk advisory firm. Disparte serves on the board of the American Security Project, where he founded and chairs the Business Council.
                    Mischel Kwon
                    President, MKACyber
                    Mischel Kwon is the president of MKACyber, a security consulting firm that assesses and builds security operations centers and runs a managed SOC service. In 2008, Kwon was made director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, and prior to that she was the deputy CISO for the Department of Justice.
                    Eva Velasquez
                    President and CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center
                    Eva Velasquez is the President/CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center. Velasquez previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the San Diego Better Business Bureau and spent 21 years at the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.
                    Moderated by Brian Fung
                    Brian Fung is a technology reporter for The Washington Post.
                    Content from Symantec
                    Fran Rosch, Executive Vice President of Consumer Business at Symantec, and Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, look at the technology and services that can help customers protect their information, identities, devices, homes and families.
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