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Cyber DiploHack 2015

March 27, 2015 • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

CSIS Strategic Technologies Program and the Royal Netherlands Embassy would like to invite you to our first-ever cyber policy hackathon on March 27, 2015.

Six university teams based in the United States and Europe will participate in an intensive, scenario-based, policy hackathon to develop new approaches to cyber security and cyber capacity building at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) from March 26-27. With facilitation from CSIS and outside experts, teams will apply creative ideation processes commonly used in technology design to solve a cybersecurity policy challenge.

This event is created with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Netherlands Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs. Results from the hackathon will serve as inputs for the Global Cyber Resilience Initiative to be launched April 16-17 at the Global Conference on Cyberspace in The Hague.

As an audience member, you will evaluate the recommendations produced by the university teams, offer feedback, and help determine a winner.

More information about the event can be found on our website.

9:00 AM: Breakfast and Welcome

9:15 - 11:15 AM: Presentations by teams

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Judging by expert panel


Jordana Siegel
Director, International Strategic Affairs, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Thomas Dukes
Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues
U.S. Department of State

Angela McKay
Director, Cybersecurity Strategy and Diplomacy

Belisario Contreras
Cybersecurity Program Manager
Organization of American States

Cheri McGuire
Vice President, Global Government Affairs
Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation

12:00 - 12:30PM: Keynote Addresses

Closing Keynote Addresses by:

Christopher Painter
Coordinator for Cyber Issues
U.S. Department of State

Neil Klopfenstein
Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism,
Organization of American States


James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program

Denise E. Zheng