Lecture / Reading

Cybersecurity Panel: How Technical Talent Will Determine the Future of Democracy

Sponsored by Haas Center for Public Service, Bing Stanford in Washington


Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Room 290, Stanford Law School

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Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends


Event Details:

There is a critical need for technical talent in the public sector to keep our systems secure and save lives. This panel, moderated by journalist Ted Koppel, brings together students and interns at Army Cyber Command with panelists from the military and academia to discuss how to engage the best young technical minds to support national security.

• Brigadier General Joseph P. McGee, U.S. Army Cyber Command
• Chris Lynch, Defense Digital Service
• Herb Lin, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
• Katy Brown, ’19 (Computer Science)
• Alex Zaheer, ’19 (Computer Science)

Moderator Ted Koppel (ABC News’ Nightline) is the 2018 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor. His recent book, Lights Out, evaluates potential ways for America to prepare for a cyber-catastrophe.

Brigadier General Joseph P. McGee currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations at Army Cyber Command. Throughout his 27-year career he has deployed 11 times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti. He served as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in 2010-11.

Chris Lynch currently serves as co-founder and director of DDS at the Department of Defense. Chris’s team launched a federal bug bounty program called Hack the Pentagon. Chris previously served as part of the United States Digital Service (USDS) team at the White House.

Herb Lin currently serves as a senior research scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security. His research interests concern the policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace. He is also chief scientist emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board at the National Research Council of the National Academies, and adjunct senior research scholar and senior fellow in cybersecurity at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Stanford student Katy Brown is currently interning with Army Cyber Command through the Stanford in Washington program, and is also a reservist for the U.S. Navy.

Stanford student Alex Zaheer is currently interning with Army Cyber Command through the Stanford in Washington program. Alex is also leading a student organization focused on connecting students in technical areas with cybersecurity opportunities in the public sector. 

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