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Exploring a New Paradigm In Cybersecurity
Event Details
Date(s): May 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM  EST - 8:30 PM  EST
 

Location: 

Navy League Building, Ground Floor Conference Center, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Directions:  Closest metro stop is Courthouse, Orange, and Silver Lines; Paid Parking in building and free street parking after 6:00 p.m. There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd.

Cost: 
$25 for members
$50 for nonmembers
Please register through Event Brite.  Registrations will also be taken at the door.

WHF members should contact the WHF office at 703-683-4742 for the code to receive member pricing.
                 

Cosponsors:    MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore

Speakers: 
Frank Sauer
, CEO of Outdo, Inc., a Boutique, Private Think Tank
Rebekah Lewis, Executive in Residence, Department of Information Technology, American University’s Kogod School of Business
Jenny Menna, Senior V.P. and Cybersecurity Partnership Executive, U.S. Bank
Thomas Bayer, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)
Dr David Bray, Eisenhower Fellow to Taiwan and Australia; Harvard Executive In-Residence; Senior Executive and CIO, FCC

Moderator: Morgan Wright, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Program Description: In the first presentation, Frank Sauer, CEO of Outdo, Inc., a boutique private think tank, and formerly a Deputy Assistant Director at the FBI and an executive at Apple Computer, will discuss why data breaches still occur and are getting worse.  The current approach to cybersecurity is enforced based on where data is located, and cannot scale to the level needed to protect all the data. Mr. Sauer will talk in non-technical terms about private, unpublished research never before discussed in public, into how cybersecurity can be dramatically improved through an approach that puts the security into each data and permits that data to “travel” anywhere in cyber space safely and still have the same security controls and enforcement as if that data were still on your own computer. 

The panel that follows will provide views of how public policy and national security concerns both affect and are affected by private sector security technology advances. The panel will address the nexus between national security and economic security.  In addition, our panelists will discuss how public policy, national security concerns, and technological advances affect our personal privacy.  Our experts will consider whether there is a trade off necessary between security and privacy or whether we can expect to have both.    
 
Additional time will be provided for networking.  Refreshments will be served.

Speaker Bios:
 
Frank Sauer is CEO of Outdo Inc., a strategic consulting firm that is developing technology that makes the entire Internet your personal cloud and prevents data breaches.  Previously he served as Deputy Assistant Director for Software for the FBI and worked at Apple, Inc., and Xerox. 
 
Rebekah Lewis is an Executive in Residence and the Deputy Director of the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) at American University’s Kogod School of Business in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AU, Lewis practiced cybersecurity and information assurance law with the National Security Agency and data privacy and public company representation law as an associate in the Washington office of Latham & Watkins. As the recipient of a Bates Overseas Fellowship Award from the University of Michigan Law School, Lewis also completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Corporate Strategy Division of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
Jenny Menna is a Senior Vice President and Cybersecurity Partnership Executive at U.S. Bank.  She leads collaboration initiatives with industry and government to advance the cybersecurity posture of U.S. Bank, and the financial sector as a whole.   She also leads U.S. Bank’s Information Systems Security Intelligence, cyber exercise, education and awareness, and Business Line Information Security Officer teams.  Her industry leadership roles include the Global Cybersecurity Alliance Strategic Advisory Committee, the Financial Top Level Domain Board of Directors, the Risk Committee of Early Warning Services, and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s Threat Intelligence Committee. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Jenny held a variety of executive leadership positions in the Department of Homeland Security component responsible for securing federal civilian, state and local government and critical infrastructure networks, as well as for coordinating cyber incident response.  Her responsibilities ranged from industry outreach to front-line operational and technical activities – including serving as US-CERT Director, to leading national-level policy initiatives.

Thomas Bayer is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS).  

Dr. David A. Bray began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a high-energy physics facility investigating quarks and neutrinos. In later roles, he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense. From 1998-2000 he volunteered as a part-time crew lead with Habitat for Humanity International in the Philippines, Honduras, Romania, and Nepal while also working as a project manager with Yahoo! and a Microsoft partner firm. Dr. Bray then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies. He later completed a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.

David volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties. In 2012, Dr. Bray became the Executive Director for the bipartisan National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community, later receiving the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the "Internet of Everything" in 2015.

David currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation since 2013. Through the efforts of a team of positive "change agents", he led the transformation of the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. He was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014, 2015, and 2016; one of FCW's "Fed 100" winners in 2015; and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015. 
 
Morgan Wright is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at The Center for Digital Government. Morgan's landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He’s made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement as a highly decorated state trooper and detective, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world. He’s a contributing author for the 4th Edition Computer Security Handbook, and has been quoted in 2 New York Times best sellers (Sharyl Attkisson: Stonewalled and Carmine Gallow: Talk Like TED). Morgan has a new book coming out this spring titled ‘Identity Predators: Win The War Against Hackers, Scammers and Thieves’.

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