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Georgetown University Hosts September Cyber Forum

Georgetown University will be hosting a two-day cybersecurity event this fall, and White House cyber czar Howard Schmidt has been invited to provide the opening keynote.

In addition to Schmidt, the 5th annual Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum held Sept. 22-24 will feature Symantec Chief Technology Officer Mark Bregman, Josh Glantz, vice president and general manager of Publishers Clearing House, and Randall Rothenberg, chief executive officer of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Additional panel speakers include Trevor Hughes, executive director at IAPP; Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance; Ari Schwartz, vice president and chief operating officer at the Center for Democracy & Technology; and Jessica Rich, deputy director at the Federal Trade Commission.

“Consumer trust is one of the primary enablers for continuing the global economic growth driven by the Internet,” Bregman said. “A strong public-private partnership between government and business is a key element for ensuring online trust for consumers. Events such as the Online Trust and Cybersecurity Forum help develop the framework necessary for the exchange of information needed to make that kind of partnership successful.”

The goal of the forum is to help e-commerce companies, governmental agencies, financial institutions, and marketers enhance consumer protection while protecting their brands from emerging threats.

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