Cybersecurity Monday and Cybersecurity Tuesday

Cyber Monday may be a term created by marketeers to encourage online shopping, but this year at least, it offers some wonderful opportunities to hear from leaders in cybersecurity and privacy and to make your own assessments about what the future will look like.  There are at least two important events on Monday, December 1 and also on Tuesday, December 2 in Washington, so plan now to hit the ground running as you return from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Whether you’re interested in the technology or policy, there is something for you.  And if you are interested in both, prepare to run around a bit, as you can catch all of these!

Monday, December 1, 10am-12n, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building 101, Green Auditorium, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg MD 

Usable Privacy – Panel Discussion on Global Privacy Perspectives

·Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director, The Privacy & Big Data Institute at Ryerson University

·Bojana Bellamy, President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams

·Jessica Rich, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission


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Monday, December 1, 4:30pm-6pm, GW Elliot School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Washington DC

       Towards a Trusted Internet: Backdoors to the Crypto Nirvana Promised Land (presented by Internet Society of Washington, DC) –

       Panel Discussion moderated by Prof. Eric Burger, Georgetown University


  • Russ Housley, Chair, Internet Architecture Board
  • Lance Hoffman, Director, Cyberspace Security Policy and Research Institute, The George Washington University
  • Quentin Liu, Senior Director of Engineering, Symantec
  • Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist, American Civil Liberties Union       



Tuesday, December 2, 12n-1:30 pm, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington DC

Privacy vs. Security: Can There be a Balance Between Law Enforcement Needs and Commercial Encryption? (presented by the George C. Marshall Institute) – Panel Discussion moderated by Daniel Gallington, Senior Policy and Program Advisor at the George C. Marshall Institute, and former General Counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Territorial Defense

Timothy Edgar, Visiting Scholar at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, and former Director of Privacy and Civil Liberties, National Security Council.

Bryan Ford, Professor of Computer Science, Yale University, and leading expert on privacy-preserving technologies.

Lunch will be provided.


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Tuesday, December 2, 2:00pm-3:30pm, City View Room, 7th floor, Elliott School for International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E St NW, Washington

            The U.S.-China Bilateral Relationship and Cybersecurity

            Minister Lu Wei, head of the Cyberspace Administration of the People's Republic of China

            (Opening remarks by Dr. Stephen Knapp, GW President, Q&A moderator Philip   J. Crowley, Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, GW School of Media and Public Affairs and Elliot School of International Affairs)