Cyber Security

Examining cyber security challenges in a transatlantic context

The Program

The French-American Foundation has a longstanding commitment to advancing dialogue on cyber security-related topics of mutual concern for France and the United States. The Cyber Security Program comprises the annual Cyber Security Conference and relevant events in our other program initiatives that assemble leaders in military, government, industry, and academia to examine emerging cyber security challenges in a transatlantic context.

Cyber Security Conference

The 2023 program will take place in Washington, DC from December 6 – 7, 2023 on the theme of “The Impact of Emerging Technologies in a Dynamic Geopolitical and Cyber Security Global Landscape.”

The French-American Foundation’s Cyber Security Conference is the flagship initiative of this program. It 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 issues in defense policy.

Taking place once a year since 2014, the Conference assembles nearly 100 cyber security experts from various backgrounds on both sides of the Atlantic at a two-day event with moderated panel discussions and networking opportunities. Each conference is designed around a specific theme in light of the most pressing concerns at the time.

The 2022 conference focused on the theme “The Future of Democracy in the Digital Age: A Transatlantic Discussion on Evolving Geopolitics and Cyber Security.” Panel topics included the ongoing conflict in Ukraine; the future of NATO; emerging ransomware and cyber threats to critical infrastructure; and the rise of misinformation.

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