Cybersecurity: Industry and Government Perspectives on a Growing National Concern

Tags: Privacy / Technology Policy

As people and machines become increasingly connected through “always on” networks, the technical problems of computer and communications security have become a major societal problem. Breaches of security now have business and economic effects visible at the national scale and are stretching the ability of technologists to develop solutions that protect information technology systems from attack. On the legal and policy front, the government has only just begun to consider how to protect against viruses, worms, denial of service attacks, and other threats.

This conference will bring together leaders in technology, business, and law to consider society’s responses to cybersecurity threats and to work toward an integrated understanding of security. In so doing, it will launch the Computer and Communications Security Research and Education Center (CCSC), a new interdisciplinary unit of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The conference will feature two panels, one on the business responses to cybersecurity issues and one on the legal/policy responses, with Colorado Secretary of Technology John Hansen providing concluding remarks. All are welcome to attend.


Cybersecurity as a Business Problem
  • Tom Lookabaugh
    Executive Vice President, R&D, CableLabs
  • Rick Dakin
    CEO, Co-Founder & Chief Security Strategist, Coalfire
  • Dave James
    Guaranty Bank and Trust Company
  • Ray Johnson
    Senior Manager, IBM Global Services
  • Albert Oriol
    Security Officer
  • Bobby Schnabel
    Chief Information Officer, University of Colorado
Governmental Responses to Cybersecurity Issues
  • Phil Gordon
    Shareholder, Co-chair, Privacy and Background Checks Practice Group, Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Bill Hunt
    Vice President, Public Policy, Level 3 Communications
  • Bill Mooz
    Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons
  • Douglas Sicker
    Department Head, Engineering and Public Policy Professor, Engineering & Computer Science
  • John Hansen
    Secretary of Technology

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