Post-Munich Security Conference Discussion
with Chris Painter
Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace; former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department
Monday, February 18, 2019
7.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Deutsche Telekom AG Bonn
Threats in cyberspace, most particularly those posed by nation states, are ever increasing both in number and complexity. These include not only serious technical threats that could undermine critical infrastructure and massive theft of intellectual property, but hybrid cyber/influence operations that are aimed at undermining the very fabric of democratic societies. These issues have become a more pronounced concern in senior venues around the globe including the Munich Security Conference that will have concluded just prior to this discussion. Mr. Painter will discuss evolving cyber threats, emerging international diplomacy in this area, challenges of deterring malicious state actors and give his perspective on how these issues were taken up at this years Munich Security Conference that he will have just attended as well as giving an historical perspective on how this issue has evolved from previous MSCs.
Chris Painter is a globally recognized leader and expert on cybersecurity and cyber policy. In his current role as the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Mr. Painter coordinates and leads the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet and information infrastructure. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Painter served in the White House as Senior Director for Cyber Policy and Acting Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Council. Mr. Painter began his federal career in 1991 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles where he led some of the most high profile and significant cybercrime prosecutions in the country and served, for a short time, as Deputy Assistant Director of the F.B.I.’s Cyber Division. He is a recipient of the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy, the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (2002), the Intelligence Community Legal Award (2008) and has been named to the “Federal 100” list, among other honors.
Admission is free. The Event will be held in English.