What: The ISA will present Melissa Hathaway with an award for her contributions to cyber security, exactly one year after the Obama Administration appointed her to conduct a 60-day review of the government’s cyber security program. Her work culminated in a landmark report titled, “Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infrastructure.” The forum will feature a speech by Hathaway on the progress we have made in cyber security since she began her review last year and the significant challenges we still face. There will also be a question and answer opportunity with Hathaway and ISA President Larry Clinton.
Who: The Internet Security Alliance (ISA) and Melissa Hathaway, former Obama Administration acting cyber security chief
Why: As Howard Schmidt, the Obama Administration’s new cyber security coordinator, settles into his post one year after Hathaway began her 60-day review, now is an ideal time to reflect on the work that has been done and the obstacles that remain as we strive for true cyber security.
When: Tuesday, February 9 at 10 a.m.
Where: The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20045, 13th Floor, Lisagor Room
Contact: Daniel Fowler, 914-450-4557, firstname.lastname@example.org
ISA was created to provide a forum for information sharing and thought leadership on information security issues. A unique trade association, ISA represents corporate security interests from the Defense & Aerospace, Banking & Financial, Food Service, Entertainment, Telecommunications, and Manufacturing industries before legislators and regulators. In so doing, the alliance aims to identify and standardize best practices in Internet security and network survivability, while creating a collaborative environment to develop and implement information security solutions.