Please join the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the next Cyber Risk Wednesday on January 15, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., a light lunch will preceed the event at 12:30 p.m.
Managing Principal of Research and Intelligence
Director, Global Coordination Division
Japan Computer Emergency Response Team
Principal Security Strategist, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy team
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Global cybersecurity efforts are stymied because it is difficult to know if solutions are working. Accurate and useful metrics and measurement are incredibly sparse, especially for such a technical field. Instead of useful information, cybersecurity is too often stuck with relatively useless metaphors ("cyber Katrina"), hyperbole (worst problem ever), survey results (x% of cyber professionals feel the problem is getting worse) or statistics (the US government has suffered xx billion attacks this year compared to last). One area of success here is data-breech notification laws: though the process is far from perfect, transparency has allowed measurement which in turn enables insurance and more accountability.
If cybersecurity is going to make any progress, it will need better ways to measures.
This discussion will feature panelists discussing a data-driven methodical and systematic understanding of cyber risks and solutions.
Unable to attend in person?
Be part of the conversation and interact with the experts by asking questions through the webcast or submit questions on Twitter at #CyberWednesdays
About the Cyber Risk Wednesday Series
The Cyber Risk Wednesdays event series brings government and industry experts together with policymakers to examine topics at the core of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative’s study of interrelated cyber hazards and underlying risks.
The series is designed to expose experts from the technology, policy, and risk management communities to vibrant new cyber topics and provide a venue for the exchange of ideas. Typically, each session in the series highlights a cyber risk subject and features two related topics. The presentations are followed by a moderated question and answer session featuring the speakers and a panel of high-level technology and policy experts. The afternoon closes with a networking reception to encourage continued discussion.
Check out the summaries and videos from past Cyber Risk Wednesdays
November – Exploring Cyber Insurance
December – Risks and Resilience of the Electrical Sector
Please contact us if you have any questions.