September 25, 2019
On September 17 and 18, the French-American Foundation hosted its sixth-annual Cyber Security Conference in Washington, DC. Co-hosted by the Foundations in the United States and France, the conference assembles cyber experts from government, military, academia, and the military to discuss key issues in cyber security from a transatlantic perspective.
This year, the theme of the conference was Emerging Cyberspace Challenges: From 5G Security Risks to Social Media Governance. Keynote speakers included representatives of US and French Cybercommand; the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice; and business executives on both sides of the Atlantic. Discussions included the following topics:
- Law Enforcement & Digital Technologies
- Emerging Cyber Threats
- Social Media Manipulation
- 5G Technology
- International Cyber Security Cooperation
We would like to give special thanks to the French-American Foundation – France, with whom we co-host this event every year; to Cara LaPointe, American Young Leader from the class of 2016 who served as Program Director for the conference; and to Greenberg Traurig, who generously hosted us for the third year in a row.