International Conference on Cyber Engagement 2017

Georgetown University's seventh annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement took place on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Gaston Hall on the Third Floor of Healy Hall.  This gathering promoted dialogue among policymakers, academics, and key industry stakeholders from across the globe, and explored the worldwide community’s increasing interconnectivity in this domain. 

Drawing on the experience of government practitioners, industry representatives and academic scholars, this event brought a multidisciplinary and international approach to the challenges in cyberspace from technical, corporate, legal, and policy perspectives in both the United States domestic and international realms – with several topics targeting private sector interests.

Panel and keynote information and photos from the event are available below. You may access video from the event by clicking on the session titles below.

Keynote Address: “The Rule of Law Online: The Role of Governments”

Ms. Marietje Schaake | Member of the European Parliament (ALDE)

Panel One: Elements of a National Cybersecurity Strategy

Moderated by: Ms. Melissa E. Hathaway | President, Hathaway Global Strategies LLC

Mr. Alvaro Chaves | Director of Public Security and Infrastructure, Ministry of National Defense, Colombia
Mr. Art Ehuan | Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations, LLC
Dr. Chuanying Lu | Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute for International Studies; Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Joanna Świątkowska | The Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum; Senior Research Fellow for Cybersecurity of the Kosciuszko Institute, Poland

Panel Two: International Cyber Diplomacy: Developing Norms For Responsible State Behavior

Moderated by: Dr. James A. Lewis | Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mr. Scott Charney | Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corp.
Mr. Karsten Diethelm Geier | Head, Cyber Coordination Staff, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Ambassador Marina Kaljurand | Minister of Foreign Affairs (2015-2016), Republic of Estonia and Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
Mr. Christopher Painter | Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State

Keynote Address: “National Fightbacks: Reaching A Turning Point In The Battle Against Cyber Attacks”

Mr. Ciaran Martin | CEO, National Cyber Security Centre, UK

Panel Three: The Unconventional Use of Cyber between War and Peace

Moderated by: The Honorable Franklin D. Kramer | Distinguished Fellow, Board Member, Atlantic Council

H.E. Mr. Valeriy Chaly | Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States
H.E. Ambassador Sorin Ducaru | Assistant Secretary General of the Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
Colonel Patrick M. Duggan | Commander, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
Dr. Jarno Limnéll | Professor of Cybersecurity, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Florian Schaurer | Desk Officer Hybrid Warfare, Directorate General for Political Affairs, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany

Panel Four: Changing the Business of Cybersecurity Through Investment, Incubation and Adoption of New Technologies

Moderated by: Mr. Tom Kellermann | CEO, Strategic Cyber Ventures

Mr. Michael Janke | Founder/Managing Partner, DataTribe; Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Silent Circle
Mr. Ping Li | Partner, Accel Partners
Ms. Cheri McGuire | Group Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, UK
Mr. Klaus H. Mühleck | Director General for Cyber/IT and Chief Information Officer, Federal Department of Defense, Germany
Mr. Richard Wells | Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
Mr. Mike Williams | Director of Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Raytheon
Mr. Elie Wurtman | Managing Partner, PICO Partners, Israel

Event Documents

2017 Cyber Event Agenda


Thank you to the sponsors of the 2017 International Conference on Cyber Engagement:

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Brunswick Group LLP
Cybraics, Inc.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 
Deloitte & Touche LLP
ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
Fujitsu Ltd.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Raytheon Company
Symantec Corporation
Tenable Network Security 
Waterfall Security Solutions
Ziften Technologies, Inc.


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