For Cybersecurity, Is the Best Defense a Good Offense?

Historically, the U.S. Government has used diplomacy, sanctions, and law enforcement actions to respond to state-sponsored cyberattacks. Despite these actions, as well as considerable efforts to improve private-sector security, cyberattacks have continued to rise against U.S. critical infrastructure. The U.S. Government should continue and expand President Trump’s approach by using offensive cyber operations to degrade adversaries’ capabilities and create credible deterrence.  


Please join the Silicon Valley Lawyers Chapter for an evening program and reception with Michael Ellis, a Visiting Fellow with the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation, and former general counsel of the NSA.


Joining Mr. Ellis to faciliate the discussion is Aaron Ginn, co-founder and CEO of Hydra Host, and co-founder of Lincoln Network.


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Refreshments: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Program: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.



Menlo Circus Club 94027

190 Park Lane

Atherton, CA


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