The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity turned its report in to the President on December 1, 2016. Established in February 2016 by executive order, the Commission was charged with making recommendations to “address actions that can be taken over the next decade” to improve national cybersecurity. The Commission’s recommendations are expected to include information for government agencies, private companies, and other stakeholders, covering a wide range of activities in cyberspace, emerging technologies, the Internet of Things, and industry best practices.
On December 14, 2016, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative hosted an event gathering members of the Presidential Commission to discuss the findings and the report’s implications for cybersecurity, business, and the near future of cyber policy in the United States. The speakers included commissioners Herbert Lin, senior research scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and Steven Chabinsky, partner at White & Case’s Global Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, along with Kiersten Todt, executive director of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The discussion was moderated by Joshua Corman, director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative.