Monday, February 01, 2016

CFR Conference Call on Cybersecurity March 10

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2016 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, March 10, from 11:00 AM - 12::00 PM in WY 226. Robert K. Knake, CFR's Whitney Shepardson senior fellow, will discuss U.S. cybersecurity policy and internet governance in an increasingly interconnected world.

Mr. Knake served from 2011 to 2015 as director for cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council. In this role, he was responsible for the development of presidential policy on cybersecurity, and built and managed federal processes for cyber incident response and vulnerability management. Federal Computer Week dubbed him the “White House’s Cyber Wizard” for his work on Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which directed the creation of the National Institute of Standards & Technology Cybersecurity Framework. He worked to establish presidential policy that created the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center and Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to  review the following materials:

1) Robert K. Knake, “Cleaning Up U.S. Cyberspace,” Cyber Brief, Council on Foreign Relations Press, December 2015.
2) “A Conversation with Jeh Johnson on U.S. Cybersecurity Readiness,” CFR Event,, November 4, 2015.
3) Robert K. Knake, “Cybersecurity Debate: Three Things to Know,” Video,, April 27, 2015.
4) Net Politics, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

If you'd like to attend this call, please RSVP to Professor Weinberger ASAP.

Hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
University of Puget Sound