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The 2007 National Cyber Security Awareness Summit
Each year, the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joins with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and other partners to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a national campaign focused on educating the American public, businesses, schools and government agencies about ways to secure their part of cyber space, computers and our nation's critical infrastructure.
This year, the NCSD will join with the Federal Trade Commission and the NCSA to kick-off National Cyber Security Awareness Month by hosting the 2007 National Cyber Security Awareness Summit on October 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
To address the ongoing concern about vulnerabilities in our nation’s information infrastructure and to help individuals protect themselves from online threats, the Summit will bring together experts from government agencies, corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, educational institutions, consumer protection organizations, law enforcement agencies, and non-profits.
The purpose of the Summit is to examine ways to develop an actionable, sustained national awareness campaign and prevention program to inform Federal, State, and local government, educational institutions, small businesses, and home users of cyber security risks and help organizations and individuals protect key resources, critical infrastructure, and their own personal sensitive information and identities from man-made and natural threats.
Keynote speakers include:
The Honorable Greg Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
The Honorable Deborah Platt Majoras, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Ron Teixeira, Executive Director, NCSA
Thomas Duffy, Deputy Director - NYS Office of Cyber Security & Critical Infrastructure Coordination
John Ingold, Director of Communications - BITS, The Financial Services Roundtable
Thomas Lehner, Director, Public Policy - Corporate Governance and Security, Business Roundtable
Richard Pethia Director - CERT Program Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Witt, Deputy Director - United States Computer
Emergency Readiness Team, Department of Homeland Security
Wayne A. Abernathy, Executive Director for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs - American Bankers Association
Michael Eubanks, Supervisory Special Agent - Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit, Federal Bureau of InvestigationJeff Fox, Technology Editor - Consumer Reports
Jeff Kopchik, Senior Policy Analyst - Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Lydia Parnes, Director - Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Marian Merritt, Internet Safety Advocate, Symantec Corporation
Tim Lordan, Executive Director - Internet Education Foundation
Nat Wood, Deputy Director - Office of Consumer and Business Education, Federal Trade CommissionII. Small Business-Bourke White Room
Richard Kissell, Information Security Analyst - Information Technology Lab, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and TechnologyMark McCarthy, Senior Vice President - Public Policy,Visa U.S.A., Inc.
Keith G. Medford, Supervisory Special Agent - Cyber Division, Information Sharing and Analysis Section, Federal Bureau of InvestigationIII. Primary, Secondary and Higher Education-Murrow RoomFacilitated by Ron Teixeira, Executive Director, NCSA
Rodney Peterson, Government Relations Officer and Security Task Force Coordinator - EDUCAUSE.
Linda Sharp, Director, CoSN's Cyber Security Project - The Consortium for School Networking
Adam D. Thierer, Senior Fellow The Progress & Freedom Foundation
3:30 PM BREAK
3:45 PM Summary Reports from Concurrent Sessions
4:15 PM Developing a Measurable Call to Action: Douglas Sabo, NCSA Board Member4:45 PM Closing Remarks: Ron Teixeira, Executive Director, NCSA
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