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Securing Our Cyber Future

Innovative Approaches to Digital Threats

Thursday June 6, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Download the new white paper "Securing American Elections: Prescriptions for Enhancing the Integrity and Independence of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections and Beyond," by Stanford scholars affiliated with the new Cyber Policy Center using the button below. Follow the event action at #StanfordCyberPolicy.

 

Securing Our Cyber Future: Innovative Approaches to Digital Threats

8:30 - 9:15 AM: Registration; Breakfast available

9:15 - 9:30 AM: Opening remarks

  • Dan Boneh, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Rajeev Motwani Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering; Co-Director of the Stanford Computer Security Lab
  • Nathaniel Persily, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; James B. McClatchy Professor; Senior Fellow at FSI; Professor, by courtesy, of Communication and of Political Science

MORNING PROGRAM 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Discussion of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center's White Paper No. 1, "Securing American Elections: Prescriptions for Enhancing the Integrity and Independence of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections and Beyond"

9:30 - 10:00 AM: Putin's Intentions and Actions in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

  • Michael McFaul, Director of FSI; Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies; Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Deterrence and Resilience

Imposing Costs on Foreign Governments Who Support Election Interference and Securing U.S. Election Infrastructure

Moderator: Beth George, Partner, WSGR 

  • Christopher Painter, William J. Perry Fellow; Lecturer at FSI; Commissioner on the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace; Former Coordinator for Cyber Issues for the Department of State
  • Alex Stamos, Adjunct Professor at FSI; Program Director for the Stanford Internet Observatory; Former CSO of Facebook
  • Andrew Grotto, FSI Research Scholar; Program Director for the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance; Former White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy

10:30 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM: Combatting Foreign Disinformation

Regulating Online Political Advertising by Foreign Governments and Nationals; Confronting Efforts at Election Manipulation from Foreign Media Organizations; Combating Organized Disinformation Campaigns from State-aligned Actors

Moderator: Eli Sugarman, Cyber Initiative Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation

  • Nathaniel Persily, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; James B. McClatchy Professor; Senior Fellow at FSI; Professor, by courtesy, of Communication and of Political Science
  • Alex Stamos, Adjunct Professor at FSI; Program Director for the Stanford Internet Observatory; Former CSO of Facebook
  • Sergey Sanovich, Cyber Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation

11:15 - 11:45 AM: Transparency and International Norms

Providing Transparency about Foreign Interference; Establishing International Norms and Agreements to Prevent Election Interference

Moderator: Kathryn Stoner, Deputy Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

  • Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at FSI and at the Hoover Institution; Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Political Science
  • Megan Metzger, Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research for the Global Digital Policy Incubator
  • Allison Berke, Executive Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Question and Answer Session

12:15 - 1:00 PM: Lunch

AFTERNOON PROGRAM 1:00 - 5:30 PM

Agenda Setting for the Stanford Cyber Policy Center 

1:00 - 2:00 PM: The Program on Democracy and the Internet

  • Nathaniel Persily, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center; James B. McClatchy Professor; Senior Fellow at FSI; Professor, by courtesy, of Communication and of Political Science
  • Matthew Gentzkow, Professor of Economics; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Frank Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI; Mosbacher Director of CDDRL; Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
  • Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
  • Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Education
  • Robb Willer, Professor of Sociology and, by courtesy, of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
  • Stevie DeGroff, JD Candidate, Stanford Law School

2:00 - 3:00 PM: The Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance

  • Andrew Grotto, FSI Research Scholar; Program Director for the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance; Former White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy
  • Video appearance, Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO, New America
  • Ian Wallace, Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America
  • Graham Webster, Coordinating Editor, DigiChina, China Digital Economy Fellow, New America
  • Michael Sellitto, Deputy Director, Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute 

3:00 - 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 - 4:15 PM: The Global Digital Policy Incubator

  • Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at FSI and at the Hoover Institution; Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Political Science
  • Megan Metzger, Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research for the Global Digital Policy Incubator
  • Kit Walsh, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Chinmayi Arun, Fellow, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University and Assistant Professor of Law, National Law University, Delhi

4:15 - 5:15 PM: Stanford Internet Observatory

  • Alex Stamos, Adjunct Professor at FSI; Program Director for the Stanford Internet Observatory; Former CSO of Facebook
  • Renée DiResta, Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust

 

5:15 - 5:30 PM: Closing Remarks

5:30 - 7:00 PM: Reception

 

Featured Speakers

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Allison Berke

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Stevie DeGroff

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Larry Diamond

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Renée DiResta

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Frank Fukuyama

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Matthew Gentzkow

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Andrew Grotto

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Daphne Keller