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Technological Leadership Institute Hosts the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity | Technological Leadership Institute

Location: TCF Bank Stadium - DQ Room 420 SE 23rd Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Speakers: Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

The University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute was proud to host the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The public meeting was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium in the DQ room on the University of Minnesota east bank campus.

In February 2016, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) to improve our nation’s cybersecurity. A central feature of that plan is the non-partisan Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

About the Speaker

The Commission traveled the country to learn about the challenges and opportunities to improve cybersecurity and was charged with recommending bold, actionable steps the nation can take to implement the improvements. The Commission is comprised of the following security experts:

  • Tom Donilon, former Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor (Chair)
  • Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM (Vice Chair)
  • General Keith Alexander, CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, former Director of the National Security Agency and former Commander of U.S. Cyber Command
  • Annie Antón, Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech.
  • Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard
  • Steven Chabinsky, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer of CrowdStrike
  • Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh and former Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research
  • Herbert Lin, Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Heather Murren, former member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and co-founder of the Nevada Cancer Institute
  • Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer of Uber and former Chief Security Officer of Facebook
  • Maggie Wilderotter, Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications

The Commission, along with expert panelists, addressed the following topics: challenges confronting consumers in the digital economy; innovation (Internet of Things, healthcare, and other areas); and assured products and services. Dr. Massoud Amin, director of the Technological Leadership Institute, gave the opening remarks, and Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies degree program, was one of the expert panelists selected to address the Commission on the topic of challenges confronting consumers in the digital economy. The public was encouraged to attend and had an opportunity to provide commentary from approximately 3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Full agenda is below:

NIST meeting schedule

For more information on this event please visit the Federal Register.

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