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Internet Security Summit

May 10th
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Reception to follow
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

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8:30 am Welcome and Introduction
Raymond Gifford, President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

8:45 am

Opening Keynote Address

Deborah Majoras, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

9:30 am


Orson Swindle, Distinguished Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation; Chairman of Information Security Projects for The Center for Information Policy Leadership, Hunton & Williams LLP

9:45 am

Defining Security Issues: Their Nature and Magnitude
Orson Swindle, The Progress & Freedom Foundation; Hunton & Williams LLP (Moderator)
Martin Abrams, Executive Director, Center for Information Policy Leadership
Ken Silva, Chief Security Officer, VeriSign, Inc.
Richard DeMillo, Dean, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bruce Kobayashi, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
Alan Paller, Director of Research , SANS Institute

11:30 am

Protecting Consumers: Who is Responsible?
Thomas Lenard, Vice President for Research, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)
Robert Cresanti, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, Department of Commerce
Gerard Lewis, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Steve Ruwe, Executive Vice President of Operations and Risk Management, Visa USA Inc.

12:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote Address
Orson Swindle, Distinguished Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation; Chairman of Information Security Projects for The Center for Information Policy Leadership, Hunton & Williams LLP

2:30 pm

The Role of Industry: Does Investing in Security Pay?
Patrick Ross, Senior Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)
Adam Golodner, Director of Global Security & Technology Policy, Cisco Systems
Avivah Litan, Vice President & Research Director, Gartner Research
Stuart Pratt, President and CEO, Consumer Data Industry Association
Paul Rubin, Professor, Department of Economics, Emory University
Frank Torres, Director of Consumer Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

4:00 pm

The Role of Government: What Can it Do?
Daniel Caprio, Executive Vice President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (Moderator)
Jerry Berman, President, Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
David Cavicke, General Counsel, House Commerce Committee; Chief Counsel for the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Peter Ferguson, Director of Electronic Commerce Policy, Electronic Commerce Branch of Industry Canada
William Kovacic, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Kenneth Nahigian, Chief Majority Counsel, The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

5:30 pm


The Securing the Internet Project, launched last November and led by Distinguished Fellow Orson Swindle, Former FTC Commissioner, works to identify public and private sector best practices concerning Internet Security. The project hosted its first Internet Security Summit on May 10th in Washington, D.C. The event was intended to provide a forum to address such issues as the scope and nature of Internet security threats and the appropriate responses of the public and private sector. The agenda included panel discussions highlighting the responses of businesses, government and the consumer. Conference attendees, included executives from Internet security companies and high-level government officials, and also worked to identify a set of voluntary best practices in the public realm.

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