Event Recap / April 2017

CSIS/CLTC Cyber Policy Panel

In January 2017, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force issued recommendations for the new Administration, charting a policy agenda for the next four years. But what will these recommendations mean beyond the current term? And how will they affect how we think about cybersecurity in the years to come?

In this presentation sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), in conjunction with the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force’s West Coast Cohort, a group of technology experts parse these questions in a panel discussion. Panelists include Sameer Bhalotra, Co-founder and CEO at StackRox; Nils Gilman, Associate Chancellor, UC Berkeley; Davis Hake, Adjunct Fellow at CSIS; Martin Giles, Partner at Wing Venture Capital; Former Congressman Mike Honda; Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman, Risk & Public Policy for Visa Inc.; Chris Riley, Head of Public Policy at Mozilla; Nico Sell, Co-founder and CEO of Wickr; and Betsy Cooper, Executive Director of CLTC.

The panel, recorded on April 11, 2017 at Berkeley’s Bancroft Hotel, covered some of the far-reaching challenges facing decision-makers as they implement cybersecurity policy, including the need to balance the responsibilities of the public and private sectors; working with companies to encourage strong privacy for consumers; understanding the motivations of foreign nation-states in the shared task of establishing standards; and more.

“We spent over two years with over 30 security executives on the West Coast, mostly in Silicon Valley . . . to develop concise recommendations for the new Administration,” said Sameer Bhalotra in his opening remarks. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to influence that administration now.”

View the CSIS Report here. You can also read CLTC’s recommendations on cybersecurity policy for the Trump Administration here.