ISSA-NOVA December 2013 – Walking into a Minefield: The Legal Pros and Cons of Active Cyber Defense

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Featuring Randy V. Sabett, J.D., CISSP, Counsel, ZwillGen, speaking on Walking into a Minefield:  The Legal Pros and Cons of Active Cyber Defense

For quite a while, active cyber defense (a.k.a., active defense or “hacking back”) was a topic discussed in hushed tones in back rooms or in classified environments.  It has received very little attention at a broad industry level.Over the past couple of years, the momentum has increased to a point where there are now numerous commentators and ideas that have been floated.Unfortunately, there has been little consensus on what is okay and what is not okay.  This session will look at the issue from a converged viewpoint that takes into account the legal limits around various technical approaches and concepts.
Date: Thursday, December 12
Time: Doors Open at 5:30 PM;  Meeting Starts at 6:15 PM
Location: Avaya, 12730 Fair Lakes Cir, Fairfax, VA 22033
Special Note: Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder to attend.  Photo ID Required for facility entry.

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Randy V. Sabett, J.D., CISSP, is Counsel in the Washington, DC office of ZwillGen PLLC and has over 20 years of infosec experience, including as an NSA crypto engineer.  His practice focuses on data security, privacy, licensing, and IP, dealing with such issues as identity management, active defense, electronic signatures, state and federal information security laws, and security breaches.  He served as a Commissioner for the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency and has been recognized as a leader in Privacy and Data Security in the 2007-2013 editions of Chambers USA.  He was also named as the 2013 Information Security Professional of the Year by ISSA International.  Prior to ZwillGen, he was a partner at SNR Denton and Special Counsel at Cooley LLP.  Mr. Sabett is an adjunct professor at GWU, a member of the Board of Directors for (a) the Northern Virginia chapter of ISSA and (b) the Cybersecurity Law Institute at the Georgetown Law Center, a frequent lecturer and author, and has appeared on or been quoted in a variety of national media sources.