ACM USTPC HotTopic, June 9: "The Politics and Policy of Necessity: Mega-Hacks and the Future of US Cybersecurity"

June 8, 2021

Register now for the next webinar in ACM US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC)’s HotTopics series, “The Politics and Policy of Necessity: Mega-Hacks and the Future of US Cybersecurity,” happening on June 9 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM EDT.

Former USTPC Chair and renowned cybersecurity expert Gene Spafford will moderate a panel of experts who will break down the challenges we face, how multiple arms of the US government (including Congress) could respond, and why successfully detecting, defanging and managing the risks of cyber-threats will be as tough as they are critical to achieve.

Joining Spafford on the panel will be:

  • Steven M. Bellovin, the Percy K. and Vida L. W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Center of the university's Data Science Institute, and an affiliate faculty member at Columbia Law School;
  • Edward W. Felten, the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and the founding Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy and a member of the United States Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board;
  • Rebecca Herold, the founder and CEO of The Privacy Professor consultancy and CEO of Privacy & Security Brainiacs, and the author of more than 20 books; and
  • Mark Rasch, who has more than 30 years of experience in cybersecurity and data privacy, including within the US Department of Justice, where he created the DOJ Computer Crime Unit and Cyber-Forensics practice and prosecuted many early hacker cases.

Register here.