September 26, 2018
On September 25th and 26th, the French-American Foundations in France and the United States co-hosted our fifth annual Cyber Security Conference in Washington, DC. Throughout both days, senior government officials and industry experts convened from both sides of the Atlantic around the theme of Cyber Security and Digital Identity to discuss topics such as national cybersecurity priorities, identity online, and the impact of the digital age on democratic processes.
We were delighted to welcome as keynote speakers: Dr. Walter Copan from the National Institute of Standards and Technology; General Olivier Bonnet de Paillerets from French Cyber Command; and Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart from US Cyber Command. Held under the Chatham House Rule, this closed-door event gave participants the opportunity to speak frankly about the direction of cyber security around the globe.
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, whose exceptional work behind this year’s content was essential to its success; and to Greenberg Traurig, who generously hosted us for the second year in a row.