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JHU cybersecurity conference to explore ‘quandary’ of info sharing, data privacy

The Senior Executive Cybersecurity Conference takes place Sept. 10.

Inside U.S. Cyber Command. (Photo by Michael L. Lewis/U.S. Army)

Johns Hopkins is hosting the second Senior Executive Cybersecurity Conference on Sept. 10.
The daylong event, which is being held at Charles Commons on the university’s Homewood Campus, will look at “The Quandary of Information Sharing and Data Privacy.”
“Should private businesses be required to share their digital records with the government to help prevent data breaches? How can we be sure the government won’t misuse or mishandle this data? This conference is designed to explore questions like these,” said Anton Dahbura, executive director of Johns Hopkins’ Information Security Institute in a statement.
Among the speakers is Ari Schwartz, the National Security Council’s Director of Cybersecurity, who will look at privacy and civil liberties. Journalist Hodding Carter III will explore questions around ownership of data during a separate session.
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Here’s the full list of speakers:

  • Hodding Carter III, co-author of After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age
  • Ari Schwartz, Senior Director of Cybersecurity, National Security Council
  • Curtis Levinson, U.S. Cyber Defense Advisor to NATO and private consultant to firms such as Nike, Mercedes Benz, J.P. Morgan and DuPont
  • Roberta Anderson, partner and cofounder, K&L Gates LLP
  • Robyn Greene, policy council, Surveillance and Cyber Security Issues, New America Foundation
  • Michael Echols, director, Joint Program Management Office National Protection and Program Directorate, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
  • Bob Butler, senior advisor, The Chertoff Group
  • Matt Green, research professor, Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute
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