The Greater Kansas City Cyber Security Seminar explored threats to U.S. cyber security, and discussed the myriad challenges faced across business and government information system platforms. This report provides a summary of the remarks from the event’s speakers and panelists.
The Greater Kansas City Cyber Security Seminar, organized by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation in partnership with Business Executives for National Security and the Kansas City Division of the FBI, took place at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on November 15, 2012. The event was attended by over 140 business and government leaders, and represented all business sectors along with local, state, and federal government organizations from Kansas City, Topeka, Wichita, Columbia, and Jefferson City.
The seminar provided a forum on information security threats, challenges, and opportunities for senior business and government leaders with direct or oversight responsibilities for managing electronic information systems. Invited guests included chief executive officers, presidents, directors, and chief information officers, along with government and public utility leaders.
Keynote speakers included Joseph Demarest, Assistant Director of the FBI Cyber Division and William Hagestad, cyber security strategist and author of 21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare. Panelists from the first panel included speakers from FBI Headquarters Cyber Division, DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, and Army Cyber Command describing the current cyber threat and response environment from the national perspective. They were followed by representatives from UMB, Sprint, KCP&L, BATS Exchange, and the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force addressing regional threats. Topic areas included financial systems, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, national defense, and cyber crime, with a question and answer period following each panel’s presentation.
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