Data Breach at the University: Preparing Our Networks

Preparing our Networks_croppedThis spring, in partnership with the George Mason University Law and Economic Center, the National Security Law Journal is excited to host Data Breach at the University: Preparing Our Networks, a Cybersecurity Tabletop Legal Exercise.

With over 700 data breaches identified at educational institutions between 2005-2014, it is clear that colleges and universities are a prime target for cyber attacks.  University networks serve a wide variety of user groups and house a wealth of information.  According to the Ponemon Institute, the per capita cost of a university data breach is second highest only to the healthcare industry.

The scenario for this day-long tabletop focuses on a data breach at a public university that has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security on research and development.  Participants include representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Department of Education, the Virginia Governor’s office, the MS-ISAC, and several local universities.  During this tabletop exercise, we will explore the unique cyber security challenges of a university environment, interdependencies with other sectors, and the potential legal implications of a data breach.

The event will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2016; however, please note that attendance and participation in the event is by invitation only. Mason Law students who are interested in volunteering at the event should e-mail symposium@nslj.org for more information.

 

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Print edition of Vol. 4, Issue 1 now available

The print edition of Volume Print-Edition-Ad4, Issue 1 is now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. In this issue, Major Patrick Walsh, Associate Law Professor at the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School, analyzes a framework where national security professionals can predict changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to determine which programs are at risk of removal by future executive, legislative or judicial action; and Jesse Medlong, an Associate at DLA Piper LLP (US), uses quantum theory to examine the unique legal role of delegated authority and standard operating procedures in the military. This issue also contains two comments by George Mason Univ. School of Law students: Stephen Jackson proposes designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations to facilitate prosecution; and Molly Picard examines potential civil liabilities for U.S. military personnel engaged in the cyberspace battlefield. Each copy is only $12.95 and eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.

National Security Law Journal holds symposium with former director of NSA, CIA

Gen. Hayden headlines cybersecurity panelGeneral (Ret.) Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, headlined the National Security Law Journal’s inaugural symposium this past Tuesday.

The symposium topic was Defending Against Cyber-Intrusions from State-Sponsored and Civilian Hackers. Hayden was joined by Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Ronald Lee, a Partner at Arnold & Porter. Dr. Mark Troutman, Associate Director of the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security at George Mason University, served as the moderator.

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Former director of NSA and CIA to headline NSLJ symposium tomorrow

Gen. Michael Hayden - Official PortraitThe National Security Law Journal is pleased to announce General (Ret.) Michael Hayden will headline its inaugural symposium on April 2, 2013. General Hayden is the former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.

The symposium topic is Defending Against Cyber-Intrusions from State-Sponsored and Civilian Hackers. Hayden will be joined by Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Ronald Lee, a Partner at Arnold & Porter. Dr. Mark Troutman, Associate Director of the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security at George Mason University, will serve as the moderator.

The event is near capacity, so be sure to register now.