Cyber Security Workshop April16 Poster

Poster - Cyber Security Workshop - April 2016

Background:  George C. Marshall European Security Studies Center’s Community of Interest (COI) workshops bring together alumni to strengthen and enhance professional networks of security practitioners within an area of security concern.  This is the third of five COIs scheduled in FY 16.  This COI will serve as a forum to address security concerns in the cyber domain. 

Theme:  Countering Terrorism: Cyber Strategy Solutions to Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Dates:  Apr. 25-28, 2016

Workshop Moderator:  Prof. Philip Lark, Program Director, Program on Cyber Security Studies


  • Update Marshall Center alumni and other select participants on recent developments in cyber security, share best practices and lessons learned, and renew professional networks.
  • Increase the capacity of U.S. and Germany allies and partners to answer global cyber security challenges through whole-of-government solutions.
  • Review the biggest cyber security challenges for protecting government critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) through strategy and policy development, legal frameworks, international cooperation, and cyber defense best practices.
  • Highlight the importance of emerging 21st century cyber security challenges including asymmetric threats from non-state actors and their effects on CIKR.
  • Identify opportunities for improved bilateral and regional cyber security cooperation for a more stable world.
  • Improve public-private partnership and information sharing best practices among cyber security and counterterrorism professionals.
  • Strengthen and sustain a global network cyber security leaders and future leaders who are committed to combat terrorism and counter other transnational threats.
  • Provide a powerful diplomatic tool where Marshall Center and other U.S. regional security studies centers’ alumni can gather for meaningful engagement at the strategic-level for positive cyber-security outcomes.

Scheduled Guest Speakers:

  • Aaron Hughes, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Mr. Richard Hale, Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Cyber Security, Chief Information Office, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Jason P. Doyle, Deputy Director, National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force
  • Ayhan Gücüyener, Researcher/Coordinator, Center of Security and Foreign Policy, Hazar Strategic Institute
  • Adam K. Politowski, Chief Expert, Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit, Polish Government Centre for Security
  • Lorena Trinberg, Legal Analyst, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
  • Joseph D. Price, Program Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Stacy L. Stevens, Unit Chief, Cyber Division Outreach Section, Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Dr. Evi Haberberger, Head of Unit 541 – Cybercrime Center, Bavarian State Police
  • Col. Joseph Angyal, Deputy Director, Joint Cyber Center, U.S European Command
  • Mr. Daniel Stoddard, Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Division, Cyberterrorism Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Vytautas Butrimas, Cybersecurity and Information Technologies, Ministry of National Defence, Lithuania (via VTC)

Workshop Demographics:

There are 59 registered participant from 39 different nations.  Forty of the participants are alumni from Marshall Center resident programs.

The following charts provide more data about the alumni community of interest workshop (Tip: Click on chart to resize it):

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