Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and the Future of the Internet

  • Location:
    The IMC Lab Gallery, 6th Floor, 56 W. 22nd Street, New York

urveillance, Cybersecurity, and the Future of the Internet

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The recent revelations regarding the apparent scope of U.S. government efforts to gather large amounts of end user information from U.S. Internet and telecom service providers for intelligence purposes have raised global concerns about Internet privacy, security and governance.

The Internet Society and others have expressed the specific concern that the unwarranted collection, storage and potential correlation of user data will undermine many of the key principles and relationships of trust upon which the global Internet has been built and that similar efforts by other governments will have a chilling effect on the deployment and adoption of technical solutions for establishing trusted connections online.

Both the NYC and DC events are free and open to the public. They will also be streamed, archived online and remote participation will be provided for.

The DC event requires registration:

New York City
Venue: The IMC Lab + Gallery
56 W. 22nd St. 6th floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 675-7573

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (This will be streamed live in Washington D.C.)

The Changing Threat Landscape

Tom Brennan, Open Web Application Security Project,

Self-Taught from the days of CP/M & 8-bit computers and a set of lock-picks the hobby moved quickly from BBS antics to mainstream. Over the past two decades, Tom has worn may hats providing architecture, development, administration, security and product management. His experiences range from the United States Marines Corps, to the algorithmic trading on Wall Street. Active Community Projects include: US DoD - ISO/IEC CS1 SC27 Ad-Hoc Working Group, National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE), Conference Chair, Security Conference: AppSecUSA 2013 -

Helping At-Risk Populations: Whistleblowers and Dissidents

Jochai Ben Avie, Policy Director, Access International,

Jochai is a wonk by training. At Access, he heads up the policy team, crafting pragmatic and principled policy guidance on issues surrounding digital due process, data protection, network interference, telecom and spectrum policy, and internet governance reform. Prior to his time at Access, he researched terrorism and reconciliation, the rise of public education, and the relationship between stress and coping. Jochai graduated summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a BA in Political Science and Social Psychology.

New Immersive Technologies, New Threats

Ellen Pearlman, Volumetric Society,

Ellen is Director and Curator of the 3D Volumetric Society of New York and recently presented at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of Cyberfest, the only festival of new media in Russia.

Ellen Pearlman's blog "Planet 3D," on breakthroughs in 3D, new media, telematics and digital art was a finalist for the highly competitive Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant.

She received a degree in Telematic Art at the University of Calgary, Canada studying with the Canadian Research Chair in Telematic Art, and set up the first summer institute of telematic art in the world between Hong Kong and Canada. She has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in The School of Creative Media at Hong Kong City University.

Washington DC (This will be streamed live in New York at IMC Labs)

Venue: George Washington University - Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

2:00-5:00 pm

Mr. Paul Brigner, Regional Bureau Director, North America, Internet Society

Paul Brigner is Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society where he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Internet Society's functional and programmatic areas in the United States and Canada.

Mr. John Curran, President & CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

John Curran is the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for leading the organization in its mission of managing the distribution of Internet number resources in its geographic region. He was also a founder of ARIN and served as its Chairman from inception through early 2009.

Dr. Laura DeNardis, Professor, American University

Dr. Laura DeNardis is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar and an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC.

Dr. David S. Dolling, Dean, George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science

David S. Dolling began his tenure as dean of GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science on September 1, 2008.

Ms. Leslie Harris, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology

A recognized global leader in Internet policy, Leslie Harris is the President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology (“CDT”), the leading Internet freedom organization working at the vanguard of technology and policy innovation.

Ms. Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies

Melissa Hathaway is President of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC and a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Ms. Hathaway served in two Presidential administrations, and brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients.

Dr. Lance J. Hoffman, Distinguished Research Professor, George Washington University's Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute

Dr. Lance J. Hoffman is known for his pioneering research on computer security and risk analysis, and for his interdisciplinary work in computer privacy issues.

Mr. Randy Marchany, University Information Technology Security Officer, Virginia Tech

Randy Marchany has been involved in the computer industry since 1972.

Mr. Steve Roberts, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University

A well-known commentator on many Washington-based TV shows, Roberts also appears regularly as a political analyst on the ABC radio network and is a substitute host on NPR's "Diane Rehm Show." As a teacher, he lectures widely on American politics and the role of the news media. Since 1997 he has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, where he has taught for the last 21 years.

Ms. Lynn St.Amour, President & CEO, Internet Society

Lynn St.Amour is President/CEO of the Internet Society. She joined the Internet Society in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) division. She became global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and held that position until her appointment as President and CEO in February of 2001.

Mr. Daniel J. Weitzner, Director & Co-Founder, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)

CSAIL studies the relationship between network architecture and public policy, and develops new Web architectures to meet policy challenges such as privacy and intellectual property rights. He teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. From 2011-2012, Weitzner was the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House, where he led initiatives on online privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright, and trade policies to promote the free flow of information.