Mission Impossible?

November 16, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Countering hybrid threats and digital propaganda

What cyber threats did we encounter during the US mid-terms and the state elections in Germany? Where were we able to successfully thwart intrusions or become aware of propaganda interference? What risks should we be aware of as we look forward to the elections of the European Parliament? How can the U.S. and Germany, and the government and industry work together to counter these hybrid threats? These are a few of the questions we will discuss in the upcoming workshop.

This third Cybersecurity Roundtable on Public-Private Partnerships with Microsoft aims to bring together German and American decision-makers to cooperate on areas of mutual interest in the area of cybersecurity and cyber defense policy.

  • 8:45 – 9:30am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 9:45am
    Dr. Jackson Janes, AICGS
  • 9:45 – 11:00am
    Election Interference: From protecting critical infrastructure to he influence of digital propaganda
    Dr. Stefan Heumann, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Berlin
    Dr. Nad'a Kovalicikova, GMF Alliance for Security Democracy
    Camille Stewart, New America Cybersecurity Policy Fellow and Truman Security Fellow
    Moderator: Dr. Sarah Lohmann, AICGS
  • 11:00 – 11:30am
    Coffee Break
  • 11:30am – 12:45pm
    the 2019 European Parliament Election from a Security Perspective
    Arne Lietz, Member of the European Parliament
    Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations Department, ENISA
    Ulrik Trolle Smed, European Policy Strategy Center
    Despina Spanou, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, European Commission
    Moderator: Dr. Guido Brinkel, Microsoft
  • 12:45 – 1:45pm
  • 1:45 – 4:45pm
    Hybrid Threats and the Role of the Industry
    Nemanja Malisevic, Microsoft
    Dr. Tim Stuchtey, Brandenburgisches Institut fur Gesellschaft und Sicherheit gGmbH (BIGS)
    Thomas Myrup Kristensen, Facebook
    Moderator: Peter Rashish, AICGS
  • 2:45
    Closing Remarks
    Dr. Jack Janes, AICGS

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