September 25, 2018
toSeptember 26, 2018

Cyber Security and Digital Identity

Washington, D.C. - Invite Only

Each year, the Cyber Security Conference assembles senior defense officials based in France and the US to discuss the most pertinent challenges to cyber security on both sides of the Atlantic. This year’s program, titled “Cyber Security and Digital Identity,” will discuss the balance between ensuring security in cyberspace and protecting personal information and privacy. Through a series of panel and group discussions, this two-day seminar will address topics from French and American cyber security priorities to anonymity online.

Held under the Chatham House Rule, the invite-only conference will host senior members of French and American government as well as industry experts in cyber security. A list of organizations where our speakers are from can be found here.

Taking place September 25-26, the event will be the fifth consecutive seminar of its kind at the Foundation. The Conference is a joint effort by the Foundations in the US and France and led by a Steering Committee directed by Jean-Paul Paloméros, former Supreme Allied Commander Transformation at NATO. This year we are proud to appoint Cara LaPointe as Program Director of the Cyber Security program. Cara is an American Young Leader from the class of 2016 and a Senior Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University.

For more information about the Cyber Security program and its history at the French-American Foundation, please visit https://frenchamerican.org/initiatives/cyber-security/.