Cybersecurity law and policy issues to be subject of conference

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WRITER:  Heidi Murphy, 706/583-5487, hmurphy@uga.edu
CONTACT:  Laura Kagel, 706/542-5141, lkagel@uga.edu

Cybersecurity law and policy issues to be subject of conference

Athens, Ga. – On March 31, experts from the executive branch, Capitol Hill, the corporate sector and academia will gather to discuss international cybersecurity law and policy issues at the “Cybersecurity and National Defense: Building a Public-Private Partnership Conference.” The event, organized by the University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The conference is free, but registration is required.

Co-sponsored by UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs, specific topics to be addressed include national security risks that cyber issues present both to the public and private sectors and potential collaboration between government and the corporate world to minimize cyber threats.

Panelists will include:  Quentin E. Hodgson, chief of staff for cyber policy at the U.S. Department of Defense; Jamil N. Jaffer, Republican chief counsel and senior advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Clete D. Johnson, chief counsel for cybersecurity at the Federal Communications Commission; Andrea M. Matwyshyn, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; Adam Golodner, director of global security and technology policy at Cisco systems; Barry Hensley, executive director of the Counter Threat Unit at Dell Secure Works; Jacob Olcott, principal who manages the cybersecurity practice at Good Harbor Security Risk Management; and Victoria Woodbine, the cyber policy leader of the Foreign and Security Policy Group at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

To register or for more information, please visit http://www.law.uga.edu/events/20431 or contact Laura Kagel at (706) 542-5141 or lkagel@uga.edu.

UGA School of Law
Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, the School of Law at the University of Georgia was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers two degrees—the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in U.S. Law—and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. The school counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the last nine years among its distinguished alumni body of more than 9,700. For more information, please see www.law.uga.edu.

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