Making Sense of Security in the Cyber Age
While security is typically something that modern societies assign to their governments — governments run the police, the military, make the laws, etc. — there have been no clear or consistent assignments to governments for security in cyberspace. Indeed, governments everywhere are struggling to define and assert their own proper role in cyberspace as the Internet expands at the rate of over 100 new users per minute. How well are nation-states, international institutions, or even the major multinational corporations coping with these developments? What lessons from the post-War decades of institution building and economic development endure and which have not made it out of the 20th Century intact? Drawing on experience in international, national, and homeland security, Lute offers a policy perspective on security in the Cyber Age.
Cybersecurity for the Rest of Us
What exactly is happening in cyberspace? Is the Internet really changing everything? Just how reliant are modern societies on global connectivity, instantaneous access to seemingly limitless information, and deeply pervasive automation that runs everything? What are the social effects of this connectivity — or example, is all of cyberspace ‘public?’ What does it mean to speak of personal privacy or personally identifiable information? What are the most significant political implications of the worldwide ‘cyber awakening’ that is accompanying the ongoing, organic, and instantaneous expansion of the Internet? What is happening at the key intersection of technology, power, and wealth?
Homeland Security and You
Created a dozen years ago in the wake of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has no problem with brand name recognition. It is continually challenged, however, with brand name understanding. Why do we have DHS? What does it do? How does it work? How will we know it’s succeeding? Is there a difference between National Security and Homeland Security?
Understanding the Global Supply Chain of Trouble: Lessons from Homeland Security
Pandemics, natural disasters, manmade crises, riots, organized crime, war. How do countries cope with challenges that seem to outsize the ability of any government to handle? Drawing on over three decades of operational and policy experience at the national and international level, Lute talks about how governments around the world work behind the scenes of military and diplomatic relations to solve problems every day.
How Do Wars End?
Why do wars end when they do? Why do some wars, it seems, never end? What factors combine to prevent wars from ending? How do events far removed from the battlefield often come to influence policymakers to prolong or preemptively conclude war?
Preventing Violent Conflict
Given mankind’s history of warfare, is it possible to think realistically about how a war might be prevented? Why do certain factors combine to unleash widespread violence in one setting, while in another, war is avoided? How should we think about the outbreak, spread, or resumption of violence in order to preclude wholesale slaughter? Is there a role for civil society, the private sector, or even individuals in preventing the outbreak of violence?
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Jane Lute is a sought-out expert on cybersecurity
A former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-2013) and current President and CEO of the Council on CyberSecurity and Board Member of the Center for Internet Security, JANE LUTE is an internationally trusted and renowned cybersecurity expert who has dedicated her career to enhancing global security and handling crises. Elected to the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation due to her cybersecurity expertise, Hall is frequently in-demand by major conferences and the media alike to address everything from the evolving landscape of cyber threats to how they are most effectively handled. She has delivered a TECH Talk at the Symantec Government Symposium, spoke on a panel at the RSA Conference, and was sought-out for her insights on what she called a “global cyber awakening” for global supply chains as they are permeated by tech.
After a series of recent high-profile hacks, cybersecurity sits squarely at the top of company and organization to-do lists. HWA represents leading cyber experts who can address the broad spectrum of challenges involved in cybersecurity—from prevention and detection to recovery—and are able to shed light on the impacts of this crucial, ever-evolving issue.
Ms. Jane Holl Lute is currently strategic director for SICPA SecurInk, a privately held Swiss company that provides security solutions to protect the integrity of most of the world’s banknotes. Ms. Lute served previously as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and as undersecretary-general of the United Nations, where she held several positions in peacekeeping, peace building, and in the office of the Secretary-General. Ms. Lute serves as director on the board of Union Pacific Railroad, Marsh McLennan Corporation, and Shell plc.
Previously, Ms. Lute served as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Internet Security, an operating not-for-profit organization and home of the U.S. Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) providing cybersecurity services for U.S. state, local, tribal and territorial governments.
Ms. Lute began her career in the United States Army and served on the National Security Council staff under both Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton.
Ms. Lute holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.