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Monday, January 29 • 1:35pm - 2:25pm
The Wizards' Brew of Cyber Security: Beyond Money and Mischief

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During a recent Homeland Security Committee hearing Chairman Ron Johnson asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to describe a sort wizards' brew” of cyber security threats. Wray painted a picture of "a blurring between different kinds of threats," from nation state actors working with hackers-for-hire enlisting troll farms and autonomous bots. That’s all on top of increases in traditional economic cyber schemes from ransomware to Equifax, and everything in between. The motivations for the myriad high profile hacks recently are mostly varied and in some cases unknown. Worse, the tools and capabilities used in these attacks are vastly more sophisticated, some of which are NSA tools released into the wild. And soon some techniques may take the form of artificial intelligence attacks. The problem has become so complex and urgent that Microsoft President Brad Smith has called for a “Digital Geneva Convention” to start grapple with these issues. Our expert panel will explore dig deep into the Wizards' Brew to better illuminate the new threat matrices and what’s being done to counter them.

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Tim Starks

Cybersecurity Reporter, POLITICO
Tim Starks has written about cybersecurity since 2003, when he began at Congressional Quarterly as a homeland security reporter. While at CQ Roll Call, he mainly covered intelligence, but he also had stretches as a foreign policy reporter and defense reporter. In 2009, he won the... Read More →

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Valerie Abend

Managing Director, Financial Services Security Practice, North America, Accenture
Valerie Abend is a recognized leader with over two decades of experience spearheading financial services sector-wide and enterprise-wide security and resilience programs. As Accenture's leader for both the North America Financial Services Cybersecurity and Global Cyber Regulatory... Read More →
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Kathryn Condello

Director of National Security and Emergency Preparedness, CenturyLink
Kathryn Condello represents CenturyLink at the Federal level in all policy, planning and operationalissues related to National Security, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, Critical InfrastructureProtection, and Continuity of Operations. In this role, Ms Condello:Is the CenturyLink... Read More →
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Dr. Betsy Cooper

Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
Betsy Cooper is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.  Betsy comes to UC Berkeley from the Department of Homeland Security, where she served as an attorney advisor to the Deputy General Counsel and as a policy counselor in the Office of Policy... Read More →
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Jeanette Manfra

National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
Jeanette Manfra serves as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). She is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and supports its mission of strengthening... Read More →
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Evelyn Remaley

Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA
Ms. Remaley serves as Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy Analysis and Development at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, Ms. Remaley leads a team of experts providing senior policy support to the Secretary... Read More →

Monday January 29, 2018 1:35pm - 2:25pm EST
Room 704