The agenda for the 2019 summit is still forming and session timing is subject to change.
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Opening Keynote: Transnational Threats
The new head of the U.S. Secret Service — the first time that director of the nation’s storied financial law enforcement agency has ever spoken at an Aspen Institute event — will address how the rise the transnational organized crime groups online now rivals the threat posed by nation-states.
9:50 - 10:30 a.m. Disinformation
As the U.S. heads into in an election year, we face unprecedented threats from misinformation and disinformation—from both foreign actors and, increasingly, domestic ones. How should we police the challenge of malevolent speech online?
Richard Stengel, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. State Department
Nina Jankowicz, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
Yasmin Green, Director of Research and Development, Jigsaw
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. The Enduring Costs of Ransomware Attacks
This year has seen a worrisome rise of crippling ransomware attacks, particularly targeting local governments from Texas to Baltimore, that pose expensive challenges and raise complicated ethical questions for the victims. What more can be done to combat the challenge—and is paying ransom actually the smart decision?
Geoff Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York
Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike
Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program and Chairperson of the Cyber Enforcement Initiative
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Industrial Policy
Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies
Christopher Painter, Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 1:50 p.m. Transnational Supply Chains and Emerging Technology Threats
Perhaps no policy question over the last year has proved thornier than the increasing geopolitical divide between China and the United States—a complex interplay of politics, security, and technology with enormous ramifications for the future of the internet. How do we enable innovation while ensuring national security?
John Demers, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Justice Department
Lisa Monaco, former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers, and co-chair, Aspen Cybersecurity Group
Moderated by: David Sanger, national security correspondent and senior writer, The New York Times
1:50 - 2:30 p.m. Policing Tech
Glenn S. Gerstell, General Counsel, National Security Agency
Erika Brown-Lee, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Mastercard
Tim Wu, Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology, Columbia Law School
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Solving the Internet: Solutions
The internet was never originally designed to play the integral role it does in global commerce—and it was never designed with security in mind. The Aspen Cybersecurity Group presents its research on identifying comparatively easy technical fixes that could reshape the internet security landscape.
Matthew Prince, CEO and Co-Founder, Cloudflare
Chandra McMahon, Chief Information Security Officer, Verizon
John Curran, President and CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Aspen Tech Policy Hub Fellow Presentation
Fellows from the Aspen Institute’s new incubator-style Tech Policy Hub in San Francisco will present their research and findings around key technology policy questions.
3:30 - 4:10 p.m. Moving Toward Action
Cybersecurity has seen years of thoughtful blue-ribbon commissions and industry reports—many of which offer similar conclusions. Leaders of the most high-profile covenings will discuss how to successfully translate thought into action—and how industry and government must move in lock-step together to advance security online.
Peter A. Altabef, Chairman, President, and CEO, Unisys
Kiersten Todt, former executive director, President’s Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity, and Resident Scholar, Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
Adm. Mark Montgomery (Ret.), Executive Director, U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission
Moderated by: Betsy Cooper, Founding Director, Tech Policy Hub, The Aspen Institute, and Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group
4:10 - 5:00 p.m Emerging Threats and Solutions
This last year has seen the rise of threats far beyond the traditional four major nation-states, challenging questions around new technologies like AI, and underscored the need for comprehensive industry solutions like cloud security. Where is the industry heading and what does government worry about most next?
Kelly Bissell, Global Lead, Accenture Security
Candace Worley, Vice President and Chief Technical Strategies, McAfee
Paul Abbate, Associate Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jeff Kleck, Director for Cyber, Defense Innovation Unit