RNC Cybersecurity Forum

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Featuring a keynote address by Congressman Michael T. McCaul, Chairman House Committee on Homeland Security

Cleveland State University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Center together with Baldwin Wallace University are pleased to announce they will host the Republican National Convention Cybersecurity Forum on July 19, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.. The Forum is one of several officially sanctioned, nonpartisan educational events during the convention that will highlight important policy issues in the upcoming presidential election.

The RNC Cybersecurity Forum will bring together technology and policy experts, lawmakers and delegates to discuss innovative ways that the private sector, educational institutions and the government can collaborate to address one of the most serious economic and national security challenges facing the nation and develop effective and fair policies that balance security and privacy.


Registration: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Welcome Remarks: 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: 1:15 p.m.
Dr. Steve Belovich, Founder, IQware Solutions, LLC

Keynote Address: 2:15 p.m.
Congressman Michael T. McCaul, Chairman House Committee on Homeland Security

Panel One: 2:45 p.m.
Cybersecurity and CyberWar: Technology and Policy Issues Affecting Our National Security

This panel will provide an overview of the critical national security issues cybersecurity and the emerging cyberwarfare activities by nation states raise, including the growing tension between the privacy and security; why traditional approaches to national defense are inadequate; and the key issues that cybersecurity laws and policies should address to begin to counter these threats.

Panel Two: 4:15 p.m.
Cybersecurity Law and Policy: State of Play and Future Prospects

This panel will bring together lawmakers, regulators active in the cybersecurity area and thought leaders from the technology sector to discuss the existing domestic framework of cybersecurity laws and policies; recent reform proposals and potential future legislation and policy initiatives

Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The Forum is presented in partnership with Baldwin-Wallace University. 

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