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

View event keynote video (lecture begins 5:45 into the video):
The Internet of Things: The New Frontier of Cyber Conflict

National security, human rights, and the global digital economy are now dependent on cybersecurity. Through a series of four expert panels, the conference will explore cutting-edge US-Israeli cyberpolicy issues involving national security, crime, human rights, and the digital economy. Topics to be discussed include active cyber military operations, internet freedom, cybertheft, and technological capabilities. Each panel will explore the responsibilities of various governmental agencies as well as the roles of the private sector and the public in each country.

Conference Schedule

7:30 PM at Abramson Family Founder's Room
AU School of International Service


Michael Brenner, Director, American University Center for Israel Studies
Laura Cutler, Managing Director, American University Center for Israel Studies

Keynote Address

"The Internet of Things: The New Frontier of Cyber Conflict" by Yuval Elovici, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Moderator: Amir Rapaport, Founder, CyberTech

Location: Claudio Grossman Hall, Washington College of Law

Networking Breakfast and Registration

8:00-9:00 AM

Sponsored by MIDC

Welcome and Greetings

9:00-9:15 AM

Michael Brenner, American University Center for Israel Studies
Cornelius Kerwin, American University President

Cybersecurity and Human Rights

9:15-10:45 AM

Jennifer Daskal, Associate Professor, WCL, American University and former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice

Eldar Haber, University of Haifa

Benjamin Dean, Ford/Media Democracy Fund Technology Exchange Fellow, Center for Democracy and Technology

Michael Nelson, Cloudfare, Inc.

Moderator: Laura DeNardis, American University

Coffee Break

10:45-11:00 AM

The Cybersecurity Industry

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Eli Ben-Meir, Cygov

Yuval Elovici, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Stephen Thomas, Vice President, Sales & Operations, Cyberbit

Moderator: Erran Carmel, American University

Networking Lunch

12:30-1:30 PM

Cybertheft Prevention and Response

1:30-3:00 PM

Rebekah Lewis, Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center

Jonathan Meyer, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, formerly Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ran Nahmias, Head of Threat Prevention & Data Center Security in the Americas, Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd.

Eric Wenger, Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy, Global Government Affairs at CISCO

Moderator: Melanie Teplinsky, American University Washington College of Law

Coffee Break

3:00-3:15 PM

Cybersecurity and National Security Policies – The US and Israel

3:15-4:45 PM

Amir Becker, Cyber Attaché, Israel National Cyber Directorate, Embassy of Israel

Camille Stewart, Former Senior Policy Advisor, International Cyber & Critical Infrastructure, US Department of Homeland Security

Lior Tabansky, Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Centre, University of Tel Aviv

Moderator: Eric Novotny, American University and US Department of State


Monday, March 20:
Abramson Family Founder's Room
School of International Service

Tuesday, March 21:
Claudio Grossman Hall
Washington College of Law

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