Securing Our Digital Future: America, Asia, and Cyberspace


The media report nearly every day on sophisticated cyber attacks on government or massive thefts of sensitive corporate data, and everyone is increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack, be it phishing, identity theft, or other scams. The Internet, depository of everything we know about the world today, was created to share information, not protect it, and security experts have been playing catch up ever since. It’s not just the U.S. at risk; Asia is home to some of the world’s most connected societies – in Korea, Hong Kong, China, and Japan – and even more vulnerable to attacks, from both within and without.

How are the tools and tactics of cyber-attacks, and cyber defense, evolving over time? Given limited government regulation and enforcement, how can businesses and consumers best protect themselves? How can government and the private sector in the U.S. and in Asia better work together to defend against attacks and to share information about threats, internationally as well as domestically? 

This event is the first in a two-part ASNC program series on cybersecurity in Asia. Part two will focus on the cybersecurity relationship between the U.S. and China (Spring 2015). More details soon!

Frederick Chang, Director, Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, Bobby B. Lyle Endowed Centennial Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security, Southern Methodist University; former Director of Research, NSA
Matt Gardner, Senior Advisor, Bay Area Council
Michael Nacht, Schneider Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs
Peter Schwartz, (moderator) Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at
John Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Cisco

Program Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Reception & Networking

***  Please note that this event is closed to press. ***

Co-organized in partnership with: Bay Area Council 

Promotional Co-Sponsors: Bay Area Economic Institute; California-Asia Business Council, World Affairs Council of Northern California, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.

Event Details

Tue 07 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco
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$10 Asia Society Northern California/Co-Sponsor Members and Students / $15 Non-members
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