Past event

Conference

Cyber 2015

Security, Privacy and Competing Interests

2 Jul 2015 - 09:30 to 3 Jul 2015 - 13:30

Chatham House, London

Interviews

Former US Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff and Associate Fellow Emily Taylor examine the wide range of topics up for discussion at the conference, including the importance of adapting the internet's infrastructure to respond to increasing privacy and security issues and of taking a multidisciplinary approach to internet governance challenges.

Press Release

Connecting the digital divides: Technology and cyber policy experts launch new journal

Increasing international tensions have raised cyber security risks. Governments and businesses appear increasingly in conflict over privacy and the internet governance debate has highlighted radically different national approaches to cyberspace. 

This conference will explore the evolving relationship between cyber security, online privacy and the governance of cyberspace, and consider what policy architecture and technical capabilities are required to address critical risks and reduce international tension. 

Questions for discussion include: 

  • To what extent is increased connectivity reshaping cyberspace? 
  • Should internet companies have to comply with government surveillance? 
  • How can legislation, voluntary guidelines and industry regulation enhance cyber resilience?  
  • How can states identify cyber defence priorities and overcome the challenge of attributing cyber attacks? 
  • Can new models of internet governance reduce international tensions? 
The Chatham House Rule 

To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Twitter 
Suggested hashtag: #CHCyber

Pricing

For any questions about which rate applies to you, please call +44 (0)20 7314 2782.

                       FULL RATE
 EXCL. VATINCL. VAT
Major corporate member rates  
All organizations£625£750
Corporate member rates  
Commercial organizations£1,360£1,632
Government departments£795£954
NGOs and academics£525£630
Standard rates  
Commercial organizations£1,495£1,794 
Government departments£895£1,074
NGOs and academics£580£696
 

Day One
Thursday 2 July

Overview Session
09:20 - 11:00 

This session will provide an overview of the latest challenges to securing an open and free internet. Speakers will consider how increased connectivity is changing the landscape of cyber threats and explore what progress has been made to improve attribution of cyber attacks.  Discussion will also focus on emerging international tensions in the cyber domain and consider how to protect the founding principles of the internet.  

Chair's opening remarks
Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House  

Keynote speakers
Paddy McGuinness, Deputy National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office
Michael Chertoff, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2005-09) and Commissioner, Global Commission on Internet Governance 

Questions and discussion

Moderated panel discussion 
Professor Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford 
Professor Thomas Rid, Professor of Security Studies, King’s College London

Questions and discussion 

11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments

Session One | Incentivising Cyber Resilience
11:30 - 13:00 

  • How can governments and businesses identify responsibility for cyber resilience?  
  • Is legislation required to enhance the cyber resilience of the private sector? 
  • What are the benefits and limitations of voluntary guidelines? 
  • What role can industry regulators play in enhancing the cyber resilience of critical national infrastructure? 
  • Can collaboration between commercial competitors enhance resilience? 

Chair
Professor Sadie Creese, Professor of Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford 

Speakers
Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist, FireEye 
Donna Dodson, Chief Cyber Security Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology 
Dr Kamlesh Bajaj, Mentor Professor, Computer Science, NIIT University
Terry Greer-King, Director, Cyber Security, Cisco UK 

Questions and discussion

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Chair

Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Keynote speaker
General Sir Richard Lawson Barrons, Commander, Joint Forces Command, UK

Questions and discussion

Session Two | Privacy, Security and Competing Priorities
14:30 -15:30 

  • How are different stakeholders defining privacy in the digital age? How can businesses, governments and citizens effectively debate the future of privacy online? 
  • To what extent is protecting consumers’ privacy becoming a commercial priority? Is encryption becoming a market differentiator?
  • To what extent are national security approaches undermining trust in cyber space? Is privacy adequately protected by current regulation, oversight and scrutiny of intelligence agencies?
  • What responsibility should businesses have to comply with government data requests? 

Moderator 
Steve Zipperstein, Chief Legal Officer, BlackBerry  

Panellists  
Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College London
Dr Gus Hosein, 
Executive Director, Privacy International 
Dr Christopher Soghoian,
Principal Technologist, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, ACLU

Questions and discussion

15:30 -  16:00 Refreshments

Session Three | Cyber Defence and Deterrence
16:00 - 17:30 

  • How should governments identify national cyber security priorities?
  • What policies and capabilities are required to ensure effective defence of priority information and systems? 
  • What are the barriers to allies cooperating on cyber defence and how can these be overcome?
  • How are states balancing the development of offensive and defence capabilities? How can a ‘cyber arms race’ be avoided? 
  • What does effective deterrence look like in the cyber domain?  

Chair
Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent, BBC 

Keynote speaker 
Brigadier General Patricia Frost, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, United States Army Cyber Command

Questions and discussion  

Speakers
Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO​
Frédérick Douzet, Chairwoman, Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy 
James Hatch, Director of Cyber Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence 

Questions and discussion 

17:30 Close of day one and drinks reception 

Day Two
Friday 3 July

Session Four | Enforcing Law in Cyber Space  
09:30 - 10:45

  • What information sharing is required to enforce law in the cyber domain? 
  • Are competing legal regimes reconfiguring the physical infrastructure of the internet? 
  • What are the possible economic and social implications of a ‘balkanisation’ of the internet and how can multilateral organizations harmonize competing legal regimes? 
  • What is the scope of international human rights law in the cyber domain and how can it be enforced? 

Chair
Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House 

Keynote speaker 
John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, US Department of Justice
Questions and discussion 

Moderated panel discussion
Matthew Ryder QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
Mona Sadek, Deputy Head of Mission, International Committee of the Red Cross 
Questions and discussion 

10:45 - 11:15 Refreshments

Standardizing European Cyber Security
11:15 - 11:45

Chair
Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House 

In conversation with

Professor Dr Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Session Five | International Tensions and the Future of Internet Governance
11:45 - 13:00

Moderated panel discussion 

  • Are the current internet governance principles and decision-making functions fit for purpose?
  • What progress has been made towards a transition to a true multi-stakeholder model? What is driving opposition to this model and how can this be overcome? 
  • What checks and balances are required to avoid interests groups monopolizing internet governance? 
  • Can other international negotiations leverage international cooperation on cyber security?

Moderator
Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security, Chatham House  

Panellists
Christoph Steck, Director Public Policy and Internet, Telefónica  
Theresa Swinehart, Senior Advisor to the President, ICANN  
Dr Virgilio Almeida, Secretary for Information Technology Policy, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil  

Questions and discussion

13:00 End of conference and lunch  

 

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Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Virgilio Almeida speaking at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Dr Virgilio Almeida

Secretary for Information Technology Policy, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil

Dr Kamlesh Bajaj to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Dr Kamlesh Bajaj

Mentor Professor, Computer Science, NIIT University

Richard Bejtlich

Chief Security Strategist, FireEye

Professor Sadie Creese

Professor of Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Gordon Corera to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Gordon Corera

Security Correspondent, BBC

Donna Dodson

Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Frédérick Douzet

Frédérick Douzet

Chairwoman, Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy

Professor Zhou Hanhua

Director of the Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Department, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

James Hatch to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

James Hatch

Director of Cyber Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Udo Helmbrecht speaking at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Udo Helmbrecht

Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Dr Gus Hosein to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Dr Gus Hosein

Executive Director, Privacy International

Terry Greer-King to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Terry Greer-King

Director, Cyber Security, Cisco UK

Rachel Logan

Law and Human Rights Adviser, Amnesty International UK

Dr Patricia Lewis

Research Director, International Security, Chatham House

Sir David Omand

Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King's College London

Professor Thomas Rid

Professor of Security Studies, King’s College London

Matthew Ryder QC to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Matthew Ryder QC

Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Mona Sadek to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Mona Sadek

Deputy Head of Mission, International Committee of the Red Cross

Jamie Shea to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Jamie Shea

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

Dr Christopher Soghoian

Principal Technologist, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union

Christoph Steck

Director, Public Policy and Internet, Telefónica

Theresa Swineheart

Senior Advisor to the President on Strategy, ICANN

Emily Taylor to speak at Chatham House Cyber 2015 conference

Emily Taylor

Associate Fellow, International Security, Chatham House

Steven E Zipperstein

Chief Legal Officer, Blackberry

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Venue

Chatham House
10 St James's Square
London
SW1Y 4LE
UK
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Directions

The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus which is on the Piccadilly and the Bakerloo Underground lines. From Piccadilly follow Regent Street southwards towards Pall Mall and take the first road on the right called Jermyn Street. Duke of York Street is the second road on the left and leads to St James's Square. Chatham House is immediately on your right.

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Accommodation

Although we cannot book accommodation for delegates, we have arranged a reduced rate at some nearby hotels, where you can book your own accommodation. Please inform the hotel that you will be attending a conference at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) to qualify for the Institute's reduced rate.

Please note all rates are subject to availability.

Flemings Mayfair
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Mayfair
London W1J 7BH
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7499 2964
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7499 1817
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The Cavendish London
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London
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St James's Place
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This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Information for journalists

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