Cybersecurity Conference for Lawyers
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson sits down for a conversation on his assessment of the state of the nation’s security with Thom Shanker of the New York Times. This session will open the Aspen Security Forum 2016 in Aspen, Colorado.
Event Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Event Time: 9:15AM - 5:00PM ET
Opening & Welcome Keynote
Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DHS & DOJ, Division of Labor: Roles, Responsibilities, & Presidential Policy Directive 41
Description: This panel will focus on the various roles and responsibilities of DOJ, DHS, and their component agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the DOJ Criminal Division, the DOJ National Security Division, the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and the United States Secret Service. The panel will provide an in-depth analysis of how these federal agencies work collaboratively with each other and private sector entities to prevent, mitigate, and manage cybersecurity risk.
Steve Bunnell, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
David Johnson, Associate Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
11:00-11:15 ET --- BREAK
Traditional Challenges of Information Sharing & CISA’s Attempt to Address Them
Description: The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) was enacted in December 2015 to address challenges with sharing cyber information between and among the government and private sector. This panel will walk through those challenges and provide an in-depth discussion of certain aspects of the legislation, including liability protections, antitrust exemptions, and privacy protections. The panel will also discuss the relevant guidelines issued by DHS and DOJ.
Dianna Carr, Deputy Director, Privacy, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Josh Goldfoot, Principal Deputy Chief (Acting), Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Sean Newell, Deputy Chief, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Gabe Taran, Assistant General Counsel for Cyber and Infrastructure Programs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Moderated by Scott Ferber, Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
12:15-12:40 --- BREAK & LUNCH PICK-UP
Lunch Talk: Demonstration of Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) & a Cyber Intrusion
Description: This demonstration will be tailored for attorneys who want to understand the basics of the AIS system. The demonstration will show what a cyber threat indicator is and how it is actually shared through the AIS system. Moreover, the demonstration will provide specific examples of cyber intrusions and the harm to companies that result from such intrusions.
Donald Freese, Director, National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Eric Goldstein, Senior Counselor to the Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:30-1:45 --- BREAK
The Cybersecurity Challenges for Private Sector General Counsels
Description: This panel will focus on the challenges and risks private sector general counsels face when addressing cybersecurity issues in the current environment. The panelists will also discuss their views on how outside counsel and the government can help GCs manage and mitigate their companies’ cybersecurity risk.
Angeline Chen, Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer, Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
Kris Keys, Associate General Counsel, Exelon Corporation
Carter Leuty, Vice President, Legal Division, Target Corporation
Moderated by Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
What Do Regulators Look for When Deciding Whether to Take Enforcement Actions Based on Cybersecurity Practices?
Description: This panel will discuss the regulatory authority of each federal agency below with respect to cybersecurity practices, including the scope of such authority. The panel discussion will also provide details on the types of activities and factors that these regulators review when deciding whether to bring an enforcement or administrative action in this area.
Stephanie Avakian, Deputy Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Lisa Fowlkes, Deputy Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Moderated by Kiran Raj, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
3:45-4:00 --- BREAK
Question & Answer Period
Description: Throughout the day, the conference organizers will be handing out index cards for attendees to write questions for the subject matter experts from DOJ & DHS. During this question and answer period, questions will be chosen from the index cards and posed to the government experts. This process allows conference attendees to ask multiple questions without attribution, if they so choose.
Erika Brown Lee, Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
David J. Hickton, United States Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Justice
Matthew Noyes, Senior Cyber Policy Advisor, Office of Investigations, U.S. Secret Service
Daniel Sutherland, Associate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Moderated by Tim Starks, Cybersecurity Reporter, POLITICO