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Tuesday, August 2 • 14:00 - 15:00
Cyber Safety And Public Policy

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Security research has had some clear wins in the past year, but if you weren’t paying attention you may not have noticed. Amanda and Jen will walk through these and what they mean, from the DMCA exemptions, to fixing proposed legislation, to work killing bad bills. Policymakers have started recognizing a need to work with hackers, and vice-versa. It’s not going to get better until we understand the landscape and what’s worked. 

There will be guest speakers filling in details of their progress, and what's next.

Speakers
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Amanda Craig

Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, Microsoft
Amanda Craig is a Senior Cybersecurity Strategist in Trustworthy Computing’s Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD) team at Microsoft. As part of GSSD, she focuses on policy issues related to cloud security, cyber risk management, and coordinated vulnerability disclosure... Read More →
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Jen Ellis

VP of community and public affairs, Rapid7
Jen Ellis is Rapid7’s Vice President of Community and Public Affairs. She believes security practitioners are the guardians of Society’s trust in technology, and works extensively with security professionals, technology providers/operators, and various Government entities to promote... Read More →
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Allan Friedman

Director of Cybersecurity, NTIA - US Dept of Commerce
Allan Friedman: Government technocrat, and game show host impressario. 2 years working on IoT patching policy, but worries about over-regulation. 15 years of infosec policy experience.
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Suzanne Schwartz

Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures (EMCM) Director (Acting), FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA is the Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the FDA. She also continues to serve as the Director (Acting) of CDRH’s Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures... Read More →


Tuesday August 2, 2016 14:00 - 15:00
I Am The Cavalry Copa Lounge - Downstairs in the Casino