Former CIA Official Shares Thoughts on Cybersecurity

Robert Deitz

Robert Deitz

Hacking and Public Policy

Dickinson will host former CIA official Robert Deitz to discuss today’s cybersecurity concerns. The lecture, “Thoughts on Cybersecurity in an Age of Trump,” will take place Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center Great Room.

In the wake of allegations of Russian hacking and other cybersecurity issues related to the 2016 presidential election, Deitz will address legal concerns and strategies the U.S. government can use to address cyber intrusions. Deitz was senior counselor to the director of the CIA from 2006 to 2009. He is currently a professor of public policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He also has served as the general counsel at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he represented the NSA in all legal matters. Deitz held positions as acting general counsel of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and as acting deputy general counsel of intelligence at the Department of Defense. He began his career serving two decades in private law practice.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Churchill Fund and the Department of Political Science. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, “Media, Technology and Civic Engagement.”

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Published April 7, 2017