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Emerging Cybersecurity Threats: Public Policy and Technology Response

Join the Baker Institute Information Technology Policy Program and Energy Forum, Rice University's Computer Security Lab, Deloitte and distinguished speakers to hear the latest information on how to protect against, detect and respond to emerging cyberthreats. This event features three panels of scholars and practitioners to promote a holistic discussion with major political and business leaders on emerging threats in the cyber landscape.

Keynote Speaker

Ronald Deibert, Ph.D.
Director, Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Topics of Discussion
  • Big Data Meets Big Brother
  • Securing the Grid
  • The Oil and Gas Industry's Cyber Infrastructure
  • Cybertheft and Enterprise IP


Conference Agenda

9:00 am Introduction
Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., Fellow in Information Technology Policy, Rice University

9:10 am Keynote Address: Big Data Meets Big Brother
Ronald Deibert, Ph.D., Director, Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

10:00 am Panel 1: Securing the Grid
Moderator: Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Steve Livingston, Principal, Deloitte
Wm. Arthur Conklin, Ph.D., Director, Center for Information Security Research and Education; and Associate Professor, Department of Information and Logistics Technology, University of Houston
Robert Butler, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy

11:30 am Panel 2: The Oil and Gas Industry"s Cyber Infrastructure
Moderator: Adnan Amjad, Security and Privacy Partner, Deloitte
Dan Wallach, Ph.D., Director, Computer Security Lab; and Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rice University
David Zacher, Manager, Information Technology Security and Risk Management, Marathon Oil Corporation
Sarah Sanders, Manager, Security Investigations and Incident Response, Halliburton

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Framing Address: Threat, Risk and Mitigation
Irfan Saif, Deloitte

2:30 pm Panel 3: Cybertheft and Enterprise IP
Moderator: Ionel Chila, Chevron Corporation
Wenke Lee, Ph.D., Professor, School of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Randall Fort, Director of Programs Security, Raytheon Company
Marc Othersen, Chief Information Security Officer, Hess Corporation

Speaker Christopher Bronk

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Tue, Sept. 18, 2012
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago