October 10, 2017

Cybersecurity expert Joel Brenner to discuss protecting critical infrastructure at ABA breakfast

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2017 — In a world where hackers can sabotage power plants and disrupt  elections, there has never been a more crucial time to examine cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, most of which is privately owned. Joel Brenner, former counterintelligence executive and senior fellow at MIT, will speak about cyber threats to the nation’s infrastructure at a breakfast sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security

“Keeping America Safe: Secure Networks for Critical Sectors”

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
8-9 a.m. ET

University Club
1135 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C.  20036

Joel Brenner served as head of U.S. counterintelligence under the Director of National Intelligence from 2006 until mid-2009, and was responsible for integrating the counterintelligence activities of the 17 departments and agencies with intelligence authorities, including the FBI, CIA and elements of the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security. Prior to that, Brenner was the NSA’s inspector general, responsible for that agency’s top-secret internal audits and investigations. He has also served as a prosecutor in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and has extensive trial and arbitration experience in private practice.

There is no charge for media covering this event, however, there is a $25 cost to include breakfast. To register, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or Jennifer.Kildee@americanbar.org.

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