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2018: Cybersecurity: Keeping Us Safe or Making Us Vulnerable?

Law & Society Series

Cybersecurity: Keeping Us Safe or Making Us Vulnerable?

Charleston Music Hall
Friday, February 9, 2018
8:30 – 3:00 p.m. 

To register for the symposium, click here.

At a time when communications and information are vulnerable to monitoring and interception, Americans face a dilemma: How do we protect our privacy and keep ourselves safe? How vulnerable are our government, private citizens and corporations to cyberattacks?

The former director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Law and Society symposium.  As director of National Intelligence, McConnell managed the expansive U.S. Intelligence Community—an organization of over 100,000 people and an annual global enterprise budget of $47 billion.

Following Admiral McConnell’s keynote, field experts and attorneys will participate in three panel discussions examining “National Security, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberties,” “The Next 9/11: Cyberattacks as Acts of Terrorism,” and “Corporate Cybersecurity: Does Encryption Fully Protect You and Your Clients?”

Our tenth annual Law and Society symposium held in partnership with the Charleston Law Review of the Charleston School of Law will explore these questions and the future of cybersecurity. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 4 CLE credits are available to attorneys who register.

To view all speaker biographies, click here.

Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration for CLE; CLE Course No. 181363

9:00 a.m. Welcome

Keynote: Vice Admiral Mike McConnell, USN (ret.), Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton, and former U.S. Director of National Intelligence

10:00 a.m. Panel One: Staying Safe While Keeping Secrets: National Security, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberties

Moderated by Jorge R. Roig, Associate Professor, Charleston School of Law

Al Cannon, Sheriff, Charleston County

Teresa Cosby, Associate Professor, Furman University

Colonel Chuck Eassa, USA (Ret.), Lead Researcher, Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Cyber and Information Technology Lab

Jack Pringle, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP

11:15 a.m. Panel Two: The Next 9/11: Cyberattacks as Acts of Terrorism

Moderated by Steve Snyder, Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood

Chuck Eassa

Jeff Shaffer, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg

Mike McConnell

Mark Senell, Vice President, Global Sales, Raytheon

12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:45 p.m. Panel Three: Corporate Cybersecurity: Does Encryption Fully Protect You and Your Clients?

Moderated by Allyson Haynes Stuart, Co-Director of Academic Success and Professor, Charleston School of Law

Steve Abrams, Attorney, Abrams CyberLaw & Forensics 

J.W. Choi, M.D. Ph.D, Manager, SK Telecom’s Quantum Technology Lab

Richard Sheinis, Partner, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

Steve Snyder, Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood

3:00 p.m. Closing

Lyndsay Luthringer, Symposium Editor, Charleston Law Review