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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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Video from “Policy By Other Means” event now online

The video from our most recent event, “Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual,” is now available online. This event, hosted by the National Security Law Journal at the Arlington Campus of the George Mason University, featured a spirited debate on DOD’s recently published department-wide law of war manual. Moderated by Mr. Harvey Rishikof, former Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security, the distinguished panel included Mr. Matthew McCormack, Associate General Counsel from the Department of Defense, Dr. Nicholas Rostow, a Professor from the National Defense University, and Mr. Tom Bowman, National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter. All three panelists commented on the novelty of the Law of War Manual and addressed current controversies surrounding the unprecedented publication, including the Manual’s impact on journalists who are embedded with deployed military units.

Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual

The National Security Law Journal is excited to announce its fall symposium, Policy By Other Means: A Review of DOD’s Law of War Manual. This Policy by Other Means Fall 2015event will feature three panelists: Mr. Matthew McCormack, Associate General Counsel from the Department of Defense; Dr. Nicholas Rostow, a Distinguished Research Professor from the National Defense University; and Mr. Tom Bowman, National Public Radio’s Pentagon reporter.

Although all of the branches have individually published pieces on the laws of war in the past, DOD has never before published a department-wide, comprehensive law of war manual. The panel will discuss the novelty of, and current controversy surrounding the unprecedented publication.

This event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University. Refreshments will be provided during check-in, which will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Registration is complimentary, but space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged.

Cracking Cyber: A Discussion with General Counsel to Demystify the Hacking Phenomenon

Cracking CyberThe National Security Law Journal is excited to announce its spring symposium, Cracking Cyber: A Discussion with General Counsel to Demystify the Hacking Phenomenon. The event will feature three panelists: Mr. Daniel Sutherland, the Associate General Counsel from the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. W. Renn Gade, the Senior Legal Counsel from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Ms. Eliana Davidson, the Deputy General Counsel from the Department of Defense.

The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in the Founders Hall Auditorium of the Arlington Campus of George Mason University. Check-in and refreshments will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Registration is complimentary, but space is limited, so advance registration is encouraged.