Improving Resilience in Cybersecurity and Spectrum

Tags: Privacy / Spectrum Policy / Technology Policy

Society increasingly depends on computer networks and wireless systems. Yet, outages and adverse incidents are regular occurrences.  It has become essential for this technology to maintain an acceptable level of service—in other words, to be resilient.

Different fields have different approaches to becoming resilient. For example, medicine and electric grid management learn from many decades of practice and mistakes to improve the safety and robustness of service delivery.  Their overarching goal is to drive greater awareness and learn from experience, not to cast blame or scapegoat individuals for mistakes.  In the fields of cybersecurity and spectrum, by contrast, there are no institutional strategies for capturing information around outages, attacks, and interference, which in turn would enable learning around why such harms arise and drive better practices to avoid them in the future.

This conference will explore institutional strategies in health care and electricity to improve the resilience of computing and radio systems.  We will bring together a range of professionals, academics, and policymakers to consider how such institutional strategies could be developed and implemented in areas of cybersecurity and spectrum.

If you need any accommodations, such as an ASL interpreter, CART, or alternate format versions of printed materials, please contact Susanna Weller at Susanna.Weller@colorado.edu or (303) 492-5442 and we will gladly make any necessary arrangements.

Sessions

11/15/17 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Introduction and Welcome
  • Phil Weiser
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
11/15/17 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Improving Resilience in Radio Communications and Computer Networks
  • Pierre de Vries — Moderator
    Director Emeritus and Distinguished Advisor, Silicon Flatirons
  • Steven M. Bellovin — Panelist
    Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
  • Keith Gremban — Panelist
    Research Professor of Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy, University of Colorado
  • Joe Marx — Panelist
    Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T
  • Adam Shostack — Panelist
    President, Shostack & Associates
11/15/17 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Break

11/15/17 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learning from Best Practices: The Cases of Health Care and Electricity
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
  • Bruce Johnson — Panelist
    Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
  • Robin J. Lunt — Panelist
    Of Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
  • Danish Saleem — Panelist
    Lab Manager, Cyber Physical Systems Security & Resiliency Lab, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Heidi Wald — Panelist
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Health Care Policy & Research, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
11/15/17 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Break

11/15/17 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Pulling It All Together
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons
  • Pierre de Vries — Panelist
    Director Emeritus and Distinguished Advisor, Silicon Flatirons
  • Robin J. Lunt — Panelist
    Of Counsel, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
  • Adam Shostack — Panelist
    President, Shostack & Associates
11/15/17 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Reception

Please note: Per university alcohol policy, only registered guests will be admitted to the reception.

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