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The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) at American University aims to promote responsible cybersecurity governance by providing organizational leaders and their designees with thoughtful, practical and well-supported guidance on the cybersecurity issues that are essential to their core stakeholder responsibilities.

Today's leaders are in urgent need of shared intelligence, emerging best practices and managerial guidance to meet the challenges posed by cybersecurity while also maximizing its opportunities. The economic, organizational and technological dimensions of cybersecurity require a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to responsible governance.

The Kogod School of Business at American University's location in Washington, DC, puts the Center in a unique position to access, integrate, synthesize and report on leading edge research and practice in both the private and public sector.

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

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Research & Publications

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KCGC Announcements

  • Yale Law School hosted KCGC Director Rebekah Lewis as a panelist at the conference "Hijacking Information: Software Vulnerabilities, Ransomware, and Law." Lewis's panel discussed recent data breaches caused by unpatched vulnerabilities from a regulation perspective covering the role of law and policy.
    Read about the event.
    Watch the panel.
  • KCGC Director Rebekah Lewis contributed to AFCEA's "International Cyber" discussion as panelist at the 2017 Homeland Security Conference.
    Read about the event.
  • "Ransomware: Tax Compliance Issues for a New Reality," a paper co-authored by KSB Professor Don Williamson with support from KCGC, was recently published by Bloomberg BNA. The paper explored the tax consequences of ransomware payments and the tax implications of the growing ransomware threat.
    Download as PDF.
  • KCGC Faculty Fellow Casey Evans and her research partner Elizabeth Petrie, Director of Strategic Intelligence at Citibank, published "An Intelligence-led Approach to Addressing Cyber Fraud: Proactive Fraud Auditing" in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Financial Compliance, a peer-reviewed journal.
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  • KCGC served as a key contributor to the SANS Institute's 2017 Security Awareness Report. The KCGC team, including student research assistants, was also invited to participate in SANS webcasts related to the report's release and to present at the annual Security Awareness Summit.
    See the 2017 Security Awareness Report.
    Watch the webcast.

2017 Events

View proceedings of recent KCGC Events below

July 13, 2017
KCGC co-organized the "AU Cyber Connection" Faculty Workshop, a seminal one-day event in which faculty across campus shared their cybersecurity-related research and joined a discussion about even more dynamic and robust cross-campus, inter-disciplinary collaboration. The workshop was part of KCGC's ongoing efforts to actively partner with colleagues across AU's campus.
April 20, 2017
KCGC co-hosted "Resilient Cybersecurity Operations for Today and Tomorrow" with AT Kearney. The half-day event centered discussion on cybersecurity risk management across the enterprise and the supply chain. A review of some of the key insights drawn from this discussion, including important areas of consensus and debate, are covered in June's KCGC | In Practice "Reality Check - Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the Supply Chain."

Read more at KCGC | In Practice.
March 20-21, 2017
KCGC co-sponsored and participated in "Cybersecurity in an Age of Uncertainty: US-Israel Perspectives," a two-day conference exploring cutting-edge US-Israeli cyberpolicy issues, including cyber theft prevention and response.

Watch the Keynote and the Panel discussions: Morning and Afternoon.
February 28, 2017
KCGC, AIG and Axio co-hosted a workshop on cyber risk featuring discussions on how to evaluate cyber risk exposure, the maturity of cyber defense and response and the financial viability of recovering from an event.

Read more at KCGC | In Practice.
Read about the event.
Watch the workshop.

KCGC Partnerships


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