Winter 2017 Quarterly Chapter Meeting
Date & Time
6pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017
RSA Conference, San Francisco
Room 131, Moscone North
All RSA attendees are welcome! Registration codes to attend RSA are available to InfraGard members in our Members Only section - see the event flyer here for details!
Keynote Speaker: Richard Clarke
Mr. Clarke is CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management, which advises companies and governments on cyber security.
He served for thirty years in the United States Government, including an unprecedented ten continuous years as a White House official, serving three consecutive Presidents. In the White House he was Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, and National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism.
Prior to his White House years, he served as a diplomat, including as Assistant Secretary of State, and he held other positions in the State Department and the Pentagon for twenty years.
Since leaving government in 2003, Mr. Clarke has served as an on-air consultant for ABC News for ten years, taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for five years, and written seven books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It and the national number one best seller Against All Enemies. His latest novel, Pinnacle Event, was released on 19 May 2015.
In addition to his work at Good Harbor, he has served or currently serves in several advisory or board capacities: Member, President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology (NSA review group); Co-Chairman, Virginia Cyber Security Commission; Member, New York Governor Cuomo’s Cyber Security Advisory Board; Senior Advisor on Cyber-Security and Counter-terrorism to the CEO of SRA International; Chairman of the Board of Governors, Middle East Institute; Member, Board of Directors of Veracode; Member, Board of Directors of Bit9; and, Member, Board of Directors of Nok Nok Labs.
Abstract: In an evolving cybersecurity landscape, the new administration is likely to encounter
many challenges over the years ahead. Contributing to the difficulty of establishing
good cybersecurity practices is the reality that both public and private institutions
are pitted against the same foreign actors, many of whom are well-equipped to inflict
damage to the systems upon which we rely. Within many contexts, this characteristic
creates a situation in which the most vulnerable dictates the level of security that
applies to us all. In a world where cybersecurity concerns have largely taken a
backseat to other policy priorities, how can we sufficiently guard against new threats
directed towards American businesses and infrastructure?