Foreign and Security Policy

Through its Cyber Security Program, the French-American Foundation examines emerging cyber security challenges in a transatlantic context. This initiative builds on the earlier work of the French-American Defense Symposia (1996-2013), which provided a unique forum for senior military and government leaders to discuss key defense issues.


 2016 Cyber Security and the Law Report

* Cyber Security Program

As challenges related to cyber security emerge as an ever-greater priority in France and the United States, for the past two years, the French-American Foundation has organized an annual international working group in Washington, D.C. on Cyber Security and the Law. This high-level international forum has brought together European and U.S. government officials, leaders of industry, and other experts for frank and targeted discussions.


2017 - Information Security and Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities

This year’s conference will examine challenges and opportunities related to Information Security and Emerging Technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, as well as threats to critical connected systems. It will also include a discussion on International Norms related to Cyber Security. This invitation-only conference will take place in Washington, D.C. on October 24-25.

For more information, please contact Chrissa LaPorte at [email protected].

 

2016 - The Terrorist Threat

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The 2016 conference examined different aspects of the terrorist threat and violent extremist groups’ ability to leverage digital tools. This invitation-only event will take place in Washington, D.C. on September 15-16.

 

2015 - Managing Cyber Risk

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The 2015 forum brought together approximately 50 European and U.S. government officials, leaders of industry, and internationally-recognized security and insurance professionals and experts to discuss the changing dimensions of cyber threats and cyber criminality, as well as methods to mitigate liability exposure for cyber security breaches.

 

2014 - Bringing Cyber Criminals to Justice

In 2014, the French-American Foundation organized an inaugural forum on cyber security and the growing worldwide challenge of cyber crime.

Articles on the 2014 Cyber Security and the Law forum: 


* French-American Defense Symposium on Cyber Security

Cyber Security and the Law builds directly upon the Foundation's 2012 and 2013 Defense Symposia on Cyber Security, organized in partnership with the French Joint Staff. These Symposia provided a unique forum for senior military and government leaders, experts, and industry representatives to discuss emerging cyber security challenges in the military sphere.

Since its inception in 1996, the French-American Defense Symposium served as a major bilateral forum for senior military leaders and civilian officials to meet informally to exchange views on key defense issues.

Click here to learn more about the previous French-American Defense symposia.