Conference to look at cybersecurity law and policy issues

March 18, 2014

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Athens, Ga. - Experts from the executive branch, Capitol Hill, the corporate sector and academia will gather to discuss international cybersecurity law and policy issues at the "Cybersecurity and National Defense: Building a Public-Private Partnership Conference" to be held March 31 at 9 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on the University of Georgia Campus.

Organized by the UGA School of Law's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, the conference is free, but registration is required.

Co-sponsored by UGA's School of Public and International Affairs, specific topics to be addressed include national security risks that cyber issues present both to the public and private sectors and potential collaboration between government and the corporate world to minimize cyber threats.

Panelists will include: Quentin E. Hodgson, chief of staff for cyber policy at the U.S. Department of Defense; Jamil N. Jaffer, Republican chief counsel and senior adviser to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Clete D. Johnson, chief counsel for cybersecurity at the Federal Communications Commission; Andrea M. Matwyshyn, assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; Adam Golodner, director of global security and technology policy at Cisco systems; Barry Hensley, executive director of the Counter Threat Unit at Dell Secure Works; Jacob Olcott, principal who manages the cybersecurity practice at Good Harbor Security Risk Management; and Victoria Woodbine, the cyber policy leader of the Foreign and Security Policy Group at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

To register or for more information, see or contact Laura Kagel at 706-542-5141 or

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