Video On Demand

Information Sharing for Cybersecurity

April 1, 2015 • 12:30 – 2:30 pm EDT

Information sharing to improve cybersecurity has been a goal for the U.S. since the 1990s. After almost two decades of experience, some successful models have emerged, but obstacles and uncertainties continue to slow information exchanges. One major challenge is defining the role of government.

Should government participate, facilitate or control the sharing of cyber threat intelligence by and between government and commercial critical infrastructure? Is it possible for the government to take an active role in cybersecurity without creating the perception of risk to privacy and civil liberties of US persons? Are existing US privacy protections, written decades before the advent of the Internet, adaptable to the internet environment?

CSIS will assemble leading experts to discuss these challenges. The event will begin with a keynote speech on the larger issues pertaining to information sharing. Next, a panel will look through the prism of the Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program (CRISP). CRISP started as a small pilot funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, but on August 14, 2014, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) agreed to manage CRISP for the Electricity Subsector, with each new company funding its own participation. The panel will discuss how CRISP might serve as a model for future information sharing and critical infrastructure protection programs.

Keynote Speaker:

Michael Daniel
Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, National Security Council


Tim Roxey
Chief Security Officer and Senior Director, Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center, North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Shane McGee
Chief Privacy Officer, FireEye, Inc.

Greg Nojeim
Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project, Center for Democracy and Technology

Michael Smith
Senior Cyber Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy

Scott Aaronson
Senior Director, National Security Policy, Edison Electric Institute

Closing Remarks:

David Grannis
Minority Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


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

Denise E. Zheng