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Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC)

Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC)
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

2017 Events

"Cybersecurity in an Age of Uncertainty: US-Israel Perspectives"
March 20-21, 2017

On March 20 & 21, 2017, the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) will co-sponsor and participate in "Cybersecurity in an Age of Uncertainty: US-Israel Perspectives," a two-day conference featuring a keynote address by Yuval Elovici (March 20) and four expert panels exploring cutting-edge US-Israeli cyberpolicy issues, including cyber theft prevention and response (March 21). Other event sponsors include Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, AU's Center for Israel Studies, the AU Internet Governance Lab, the Washington College of Law and Christian Science Monitor's Passcode division. Attendance is free with RSVP. Get more info.

KCGC Co-Hosts "Solving Cyber Risk" Seminar
February 28, 2017

On February 28, 2017, the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC), along with with AIG and Axio, co-hosted a workshop on cyber risk that included discussions regarding how to evaluate cyber risk exposure, the maturity of cyber defense and response and the financial viability of recovering from an event.

2016 Events

KCGC Co-Sponsors Second Annual Regional Higher Education CIO and CISO Cyber Roundtable
December 1, 2016

KCGC and Verizon co-sponsored an event bringing together regional CIOs and CISOs from the higher education sector to discuss cybersecurity program development and strategies for increasing top-level engagement.

KCGC Hosts U.S. Cybersecurity Commission's September Hearing
September 19, 2016

The U.S. Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity held its September 2016 field hearing at the American University Washington College of Law, hosted by the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC).

September KCGC Workshop
September 10, 2016

The three-hour session, titled “What is Cybersecurity Governance and What Do You Need to Know About It?” featured presentations and discussions led by the following AU faculty and staff: KCGC Deputy Director Rebekah Lewis; Dr. Bill DeLone, KCGC Co-Executive Director; Dr. Caron Martinez, Director of the Kogod Center for Business Communications; and Cathy Hubbs, American University’s Chief Information Security Officer.

Topics covered included:

  • Overviews of cybersecurity governance challenges in the private sector
  • Categories of cyber risks to organizations
  • Discussion of communication gaps and strategies for improvement between IT professionals and corporate management.
  • Download Event Proceedings PDF

2015 Events

Institutional Barriers to Cybersecurity Forum

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 8:30-11:00 a.m.
University Club in Washington, D.C

The Academy and the School of Public Affairs at American University will be holding a forum on November 17th from 8:30-11:00AM at the University Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss Institutional Barriers to Cybersecurity in the next Administration. Cybersecurity has never been more challenging, as the ongoing emergence of advanced persistent threats has made it more difficult than ever for organizations to develop strategies for protecting their systems. How can agencies do a more effective job at using the tools, techniques, and technologies at their disposal to secure mission-critical systems? Join us for a discussion with experts in management, technology, and security to examine the current institutional barriers to cybersecurity in the public sector and beyond.

Featured Panelists:

  • Dr. Tricia Bacon
    Assistant Professor,
    American University’s School of Public Affairs
  • Dr. Ben Jensen
    American University, School of International Service
  • Dr. Bill Delone
    Eminent Professor of Information Technology,
    Kogod School of Business, American University
  • Dr. Priscilla Regan
    Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs,
    George Mason University

Moderated by Professor Howard McCurdy, Professor of Public Affairs, American University

Cybersecurity Governance for Higher Education CIOs and CISOs

Wednesday, December 9, 2015.
Co-sponsored with American University Office of Information Technology

One Year After the Sony Hack - What's Changed in the Cyber Arena

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
KSB 118, American University

Join us for panel discussion with experts from US. Cyber Command,SAS, Discovery Communications, and more to examine how business andgovernment should approach corporate Cybersecurity moving forward.

Featured Panelists:

  • Major General Paul Nakasone
    Commander, US Cybercommand
  • Tamara Schwartz
    SAS Cybersecurity Consultant
  • John Honeycutt
    Chief Technology Officer, Discovery Communications
  • Charles Iheagwara, PhD
    Chief Technology Officer, Unatek

Cyber Enterprise Risk Management Training

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention
Co-sponsored with Axon Global Services

The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, October 1, 11:30 AM.
The Kogod School of Business at American University.