Cyber Risk Wednesday: Operationalizing Cyber Strategies

February 27, 2019 - 12:30 pm

1030 15th Street Northwest, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Opening remarks by:

Barry Pavel

Senior Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair and

Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Atlantic Council

A conversation with:

Jason Healey

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Atlantic Council

Madeline Mortelmans

Principal Director for Cyber Policy

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

RADM Bill Leigher, USN (Ret.)

Director, Department of Defense Cyber Warfare Programs

Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services

CDR Joshua VerGow (moderator)

Cryptologic Warfare Officer, US Navy;

US Navy Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center

for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

In an increasingly complex global security landscape, strategy development and focused strategy execution are more important than ever. The US 2018 National Cyber Strategy outlines four pillars on security, prosperity, peace, and influence, providing a solid strategic framework for advancing US interests through enhanced cybersecurity and a more resilient digital economy. The key premise of the strategy is “shared responsibility” for our collective safety.


The overall effectiveness and coherence of stakeholders’ execution of this strategy will be critical for our cyber future. Please join us for a discussion about how stakeholders can overcome the highest-priority challenges related to the strategy, including bridging existing gaps in responsibilities and coordination among Federal and non-Federal incident response efforts; promoting more routine training, exercises, and coordination; and other measures for effectively managing cybersecurity vulnerabilities. 

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