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The Tech Titans and National Security

International & National Security Law Practice Group and National Security Institute at George Mason Conference

June 28, 2018

Audio and video from this event are now available online. This National Security Symposium was sponsored by the Federalist Society’s International & National Security Law Practice Group and the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

The leading technology and Internet-based companies are dominant forces in the economic and cultural development of the era. They also have a vital role to play in cybersecurity and national security. This Symposium will bring together a range of people at the vital center of developing rules and parameters on these issues to debate and discuss how we might succeed in this area.

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9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
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9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Panel I — The Tech Titans' Role in Cybersecurity

The Tech Titans and National Security

Topics: International Law & Trade
Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW entrance
Washington, DC 20001

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This panel will focus on questions such as what measures major companies can take, individually or collectively, to prevent, detect, mitigate and halt imminent or in-progress cyberattacks, such as the WannaCry attack, which spread around the globe, infecting over 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries.  What else can they do to enhance collective cybersecurity?  What resources are available to them?  What other resources are needed?  What legal protections are necessary and appropriate?  

Featuring:

  • David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel, Google
  • Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, Chief Social Scientist, Endgame; Visiting Fellow, National Security Law & Policy Program, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Angela McKay, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft
  • Moderator: Prof. Jamil N. Jaffer, Adjunct Professor, NSI Founder, and Director, National Security Law & Policy Program, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Introduction: Vincent Vitkowsky, Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP

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10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel 2 — The Tech Titans' Duties to Assist the Government

The Tech Titans and National Security

Topics: Criminal Law & Procedure • International Law & Trade
Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW entrance
Washington, DC 20001

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It is difficult to imagine any criminal acts, espionage, or terrorism that does not leave some form of cyber fingerprints.  As corporate citizens, to what extent can and should the companies cooperate in supporting criminal, intelligence, and counterintelligence operations?  What should their duties be, if any, to combat information warfare conducted by foreign governments or terrorist organizations?  What incentives can be created to encourage them? What are the challenges to working collaboratively with the government on these issues? Are compliance regimes necessary and, if not, how should we ensure that companies and the government are able to work together effectively on such issues?

Featuring:

  • Craig Albright, Vice President, Legislative Strategy, BSA
  • Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Mark Champoux, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • David Kris, Advisor, Intellectual Ventures
  • Moderator: Matthew R. A. Heiman, Visiting Fellow, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

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12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Address: Kenneth Wainstein

The Tech Titans and National Security

Topics: International Law & Trade
Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue, NW entrance
Washington, DC 20001

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Featuring:

  • Hon. Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner,  Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Introduction: Vincent Vitkowsky, Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP

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