Private enterprises are the primary targets of increasingly sophisticated and destructive cyber intrusions, including those attributable to nation-states—from North Korea’s hack of Sony Pictures, to Russia’s deployment of the NotPetya malware in Ukraine, which significantly impacted several global companies in critical infrastructure sectors, to the regular theft of valuable intellectual property and the more recent efforts to manipulate and exploit information. While private industry has borne the brunt of these often politically-motivated attacks and incursions, it also bears the substantial costs of defending against such attacks, including the increasing costs associated with responding to government regulatory inquiries and public condemnation. Even though companies invest in the newest security technologies, share information, and educate consumers and employees, they are limited in how they can respond to these attacks, and remain largely dependent on government efforts to advocate for and enforce norms of behavior in cyberspace. Jennifer Martin is a Partner in Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy, and Data Innovation Practice who has been a cybersecurity leader for nearly 20 years in both the private sector and government; Betsy Cooper has worked for over a decade with stakeholders in government, private industry, and the nonprofit sector on issues related to homeland security, cyber and information security, and long-term strategic planning in these areas; and Alex Stamos is a cybersecurity expert, business leader and entrepreneur working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through his teaching and research at Stanford University after having served as a Chief Security Officer at Facebook and Yahoo and a co-founder of iSEC Partners. Join us for a discussion of how governments and companies can make and shape policies that more effectively protect and empower the private sector and consumers.
There will be a reception following the program sponsored by Orrick.
This is the final program in the Democracy, Technology and Security Series, presented by UC Hastings and World Affairs.
Betsy CooperCybersecurity Policy Expert, UC Berkeley
Jennifer MartinPartner, Orrick
Alex StamosAdjunct Professor, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Private enterprises are the primary targets of increasingly sophisticated and destructive cyber intrusions, including those attributable to nation-states—from North Korea’s hack of Sony Pictures, to Russia’s deployment of the NotPetya malware in Ukraine, which significantly impac...