&Security Confabulation IV
with focus on
International Cyber Security Governance Including Low Resource Environments - Human Factors, Policy and Technology,
In Cooperation With
Location: ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich
July 7 to July 9, 2010
Sponsored By Office of Naval Research
Workshop Corporate Sponsors
The International Cyber Center at GMU and Center for Security Studies, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland are jointly organizing the Second Workshop on Cyber Security and Global Affairs. This program will take an interdisciplinary view of cyber security and related global issues. We will have two types of sessions – plenary sessions and break-out sessions. The plenary presentations will involve a mix of invited speakers and active discussion among the attendees. The program is structured to facilitate participant interaction. We plan on a session which will facilitate interaction in small groups. Except for the break-out sessions there will be no parallel sessions
The meetings will be held at the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) main building (“Hauptgebäude”) located on the ETH central campus in Zurich, Switzerland. The campus is located in the heart of Zurich – with excellent views of the city, Lake Zurich, and the Swiss Alps. It is within walking distance of the Zurich main train station (“Hauptbahnhof”), the old town, and other key sights and attractions. For a map click here
For additional Logistical Information click here.
Who should attend
We invite participation of students, faculty, corporate executives, senior government officials, and executives from international organizations. This is meant to be an interdisciplinary workshop. Participants with technology, strategy, and law enforcement backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
The following speakers have accepted our invitation to speak at the workshop.
Jerry Archer, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Sallie Mae
Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty, Head New Risks Research Unit, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
Dr. Stuart Malawer, Distinguished Service Professor of Law and International Trade, George Mason University
Andy Purdy, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, CSC
In general, the workshop will deal with strategic, policy,
technology and global issues. The cyber security threat is not constrained by national
boundaries. Thus, the international
implications of the security and privacy issues is very important in this
Some of the topics to be covered in the workshop are:
Call for Papers
Participants in this workshop is by invitation. Participants will have an opportunity to participate actively in the discussions, make presentations during the plenary sessions or in the break out sessions. Interested participants should submit a one page abstract for evaluation by the workshop organizing committee. The abstract submission and processing schedule is:
Abstract due - 28 May 2010
Selection and notification - 7 June 2010
Email the abstracts to Dr Arun Sood - asood (at) gmu (dot) edu
Registration is now closed.
The workshop organizers expect that they will be able to
offer scholarships to a few attendees.
The scholarship will partially cover the costs in connection with the
workshop. Please contact Dr. Arun Sood: asood (at) gmu (dot) edu.