Listen to Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, address the threat of networked terrorist organizations and the Department of Homeland Security's strategy to prevent and respond.
Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, delivers an address at CFR.
Watch Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, address the threat of networked terrorist organizations and the Department of Homeland Security's strategy to prevent and respond to them.
President Obama gave these remarks on May 29, 2009, on the day the 60-Day Cyber Space Policy Review was released.
The White House released this policy review in May 2009, to investigate the sufficiency of U.S. strategy and secruty in cyberspace. This review prompted the U.S. State Department, Commerce Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense to release new strategy documents, and Congress began reviewing more cybersecurity legislation.
The U.S. Air Force is standing up a dedicated command to coordinate offensive and defensive cyber strategy within the Pentagon.
This roundtable dicussion is joined by Major General Bill Lord, who is the commander of the Air Force Cyberspace Command.
Wired's Joshua Davis reports on a rogue computer network that crashed Estonia's Internet, launching what he calls Web War I.
The Center for Strategy and Technology suggests that the Air Force continue to anticipate and develop countermeasures to emerging threats in order to proactively protect and dominate the cyberspace domain of the future.
The Internet and its communications infrastructure serve as the critical backbone of information exchange that is vital to U.S. security, says the U.S. Business Roundtable in this report. Yet the United States is not sufficiently prepared for a major attack, software incident or natural disaster that would lead to disruption of large parts of the Internet.
The U.S. Government describes this policy, released in February 2003, as an attempt to "engage and empower Americans to secure the portions of cyberspace that they own, operate, control, or with which they interact."
The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime was opened for signature on November 23, 2001. The Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems, was adopted in Strasbourg, France on January 28, 2003.
Please join Paul Twomey, former president and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), for a conversation on the challenges posed by the present state of global cyber instability for governance at both the corporate and international levels.
**For additional information, please visit CFR's Policy Innovation Memorandum, " Cyberspace Governance: The Next Step" by clicking here.
**This event is made possible in partnership with CFR's Cyberconflict and Cybersecurity Initiative, the Atlantic Council, and the Cyber Conflict Studies Association.**
Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, addresses the threat of networked terrorist organizations and the Department of Homeland Security's strategy to prevent and respond.
The global threat of cyber-attacks on internet infrastructure has been amplified in recent years, with breaches affecting major financial institutions, the U.S. Department of Defense, and even entire countries. In the U.S., President Obama has declared cybersecurity to be a national priority, stressing the importance of public-private collaboration. Despite this newfound policy attention to the issue of cybersecurity, broad-scale cooperation, both between national entities, and between the public and private sectors has not caught up to the global scale of cyber-attacks. Join Massimo Sarmi and Stephen Flynn, in discussing Poste Italiane's new initiative for global cooperation in ensuring cybersecurity.
About Poste Italiane's cybersecurity initiative:
Poste Italiane intends to create an International Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security, based in Rome, with a strong collaboration with the Ministry of Interiors, National Police and qualified partners coming from public institutions, private bodies, research institutions and international bodies. The objective of the Centre will be to act as a facilitator and collector of knowledge and culture in matters pertaining to Cyber Security, to support Italian and international organizations in acquiring knowledge and experience, to contribute towards the development of technical and regulatory standards for better protection of citizens, the government and private organizations.
The CFR-sponsored Task Force report, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, finds that as more people and services become interconnected and dependent on the Internet, societies are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. To support security, innovation, growth, and the free flow of information, the Task Force recommends that the United States and its partners work to build a cyber alliance, make the free flow of information a part of all future trade agreements, and articulate an inclusive and robust vision of Internet governance. The Task Force is chaired by John D. Negroponte, former deputy secretary of state and director of national intelligence, and Samuel J. Palmisano, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of IBM, and is directed by Adam Segal, CFR's Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow in China Studies. The Task Force includes distinguished members and observers from industry, academia, and nonprofits.
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