In a panel on Friday afternoon, the chief security officers of five Silicon Valley companies argued for user-safe technology and warned of the cybersecurity challenges faced by small and medium businesses.
Widening the flows of information between the private sector and the government was a central theme at today’s White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford, and was an issue of contentious debate both informally and on panels at the event.
The afternoon session of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection discussed the more technical aspects behind cybersecurity policy.
Earlier this week, a group of 10 students with interests in cybersecurity was chosen by various Stanford professors and academics to potentially attend a roundtable meeting with “senior White House officials.” It was not until yesterday afternoon that the meeting was confirmed. And it was not until after Obama’s speech, in a back room of Memorial Auditorium, that the students figured out that they might be meeting the president.
President Barack Obama called for increased information sharing about cyberthreats in the executive order he signed onstage at Memorial Auditorium on Friday.
Following President Obama’s remarks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, the afternoon portion of the Summit began with an introduction by George Triantis, Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative.
The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection started with substantive conversation through two plenary panels – the first on public-private cooperation and the second on improving cybersecurity practices at organizations oriented towards the consumer.
Apple CEO Tim Cook gave remarks before President Barack Obama’s speech today at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. He focused on Apple’s role in ensuring consumer protection, and on trust associated with user information and data.