Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Five Critical Panels on the Use of Offensive Tactics in Cyberspace

On February 8-9, 2013, 24 world-renowned speakers will address and interact with about 80 attendees from the public and private sectors in a beautiful conference center high above the Potomac river on some of the most important issues in cyberspace - the controversial use of offensive tactics in defending networks (i.e., Active Defense). The full agenda can be seen here, but five critical panels are as follows:
  • How is Russia and Georgia engaging in Active Defense?
    • Featuring Ambassador David J. Smith (ret.) and Ms. Khatuna Mshvidobadze (Georgian Security Analysis Center)
  • How Duqu, Flame, Gauss, and Shamoon can be reconfigured and reused against different victims (i.e., Iran against Saudi Arabia)?
    • Featuring Dr. Boldizsár “Boldi” Bencsáth (Associate Professor, Laboratory of Cryptography and Systems Security (CrySyS), Department of Telecommunications, Budapest University of Technology and Economics) and Brig. Gen. Jim Jaeger (USAF, ret), Vice President of Network Defense & Forensic Services, General Dynamics
  • How Much Leeway is there in the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and International Law for Offensive Actions in Cyberspace?
    • Featuring Dr. Catherine Lotrionte (Director of the Institute for Law, Science + Global Security, Georgetown University),  Mr. Stewart A. Baker (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson), Mr. Frank J. Cilluffo, Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University, and Mr. Marco Obiso (Cybersecurity Coordinator, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • What’s the Downside of Private Sector Offensive Engagement?
    • Featuring Dr. Anup Ghosh (Founder and CEO at Invincea), Mr. Jeffrey Carr (Founder and CEO, Taia Global, Inc.), Mr. David Dittrich (Chief Legal Officer, The Honeynet Project), and Mr. Robert Bigman (former CISO, Central Intelligence Agency).
  • If the ITU Assumes Ownership of the Internet, How May That Impact International Offensive Cyber Operations by Nation States?
    • Featuring Mr. Marco Obiso (Cybersecurity Coordinator, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Dr. Catherine Lotrionte (Director of the Institute for Law, Science + Global Security, Georgetown University), Mr. Robert Bigman (former CISO, Central Intelligence Agency), and Brig. Gen. Jim Jaeger (USAF, ret), Vice President of Network Defense & Forensic Services, General Dynamics
There are only 28 seats remaining and the Early Bird discount expires in one week so register today to be a part of the year's most unique and informative security event - Suits and Spooks DC 2013. If your employer is interested in joining RSA and Basis Technology as a sponsor, please contact me via email for details.

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