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CSIS looks at how rapidly changing technology and cybersecurity are affecting the world in the twenty-first century. Issues covered include intelligence, surveillance, encryption, privacy, military technology, space, and more. Programs leading the research on this topic include the Technology Policy Program and the International Security Program.

Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

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CSIS looks at how rapidly changing technology and cybersecurity are affecting the world in the twenty-first century. Issues covered include intelligence, surveillance, encryption, privacy, military technology, space, and more. Programs leading the research on this topic include the Technology Policy Program and the International Security Program.

Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

    A Conversation on the NIST Privacy Framework

    A Conversation on the NIST Privacy Framework

    Join us at CSIS to hear Dr. Walter Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director, discuss the NIST Privacy Framework. 



    There is no one solution for organizations that seek to manage risks to individual’s privacy while ensuring that they are developing innovative products and services. Because it was developed in collaboration with public and private sector stakeholders, the NIST Privacy Framework is flexible and timely, making it the best tool to assist organizations in addressing diverse privacy needs while enabling innovation current with technology trends.





    AGENDA

    2:00 pm – Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Dr. John J. Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

     

    2:10 pm – Keynote Address

    Dr. Walter Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

     

    2:30 pm – Moderated Panel Discussion

    Chris Calabrese, Interim Co-CEO, Vice President for Policy, CDT

    Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, NIST

    Michael Cronin, Vice President for Ethics and Policy, IBM

    Jason Matusow, General Manager for Corporate Standards Group, Microsoft

     

    Moderated by Dr. James A. Lewis, SVP and Director, Technology Policy Program, CSIS



     
    This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    PRC Interference in Taiwan's Elections

    PRC Interference in Taiwan's Elections

    Please join the CSIS China Power Project, Freeman Chair in China Studies, and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics on February 11 for a special discussion on the methods and impact of PRC interference in Taiwan’s recent presidential and legislative elections. The event will feature a keynote and Q&A with Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister, and a panel discussion featuring Puma Shen of National Taipei University and Nick Monaco of the Institute for the Future. China Power Project director Bonnie Glaser and Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette will serve in commentator and moderator roles.

    AGENDA
     

    9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

    9:15 a.m. Keynote Address and Q&A
    , Audrey TangDigital Minister, Taiwan

    Q&A Moderator:
    Bonnie S. Glaser, Director, China Power Project and Senior Adviser for Asia, CSIS

    10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Methods and Impact of PRC Interference in Taiwan’s Elections
    Panelist 1: Puma Shen, Associate Professor of Criminology, National Taipei University
    Panelist 2: Nick Monaco, Research Director, Digital Intelligence Lab, Institute for the Future

    Commentator: Bonnie S. Glaser

    10:45 a.m. Panelists Q&A
    Moderator: Jude Blanchette 

    11:30 a.m. Event End 

    This event is funded with support from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States.

    The Present and Future Promise of Synthetic Biology

    The Present and Future Promise of Synthetic Biology

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) invites you to attend the inaugural event in our Synthetic Biology: The Ongoing Technology Revolution Series. This initial event will introduce the science of synthetic biology, as well as the opportunities and risks it presents to both national security and the global economy. This event will serve as the first of four events, which will convene a diverse set of experts to discuss the security and economic policy implications of this critical emerging technology.

     

    Synthetic Biology: The Ongoing Technology Revolution Series

     

    Emerging technologies—such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, 5G, and synthetic biology—drive security and economic competition and are increasingly shaping national strategies. To develop an effective strategy for synthetic biology, policy makers and the general public need a better understanding of synthetic biology’s underlying capabilities, state of development, and diverse applications. Through a series of four symposia, CSIS will explore synthetic biology’s wide-ranging applications—from advanced microelectronics and materials to nutrition and cosmetics —and opportunities to shape its future development in support of U.S. security and economic interests. This series will include targeted discussions on synthetic biology’s:

    Present and future potential as a critical emerging technology;
    Economic, societal, and international implications;
    National security opportunities and risks; and
    Implications for emerging technology policy.

    CSIS hopes you will join us for our inaugural event on February 6and will continue the discussion in the events that follow.

     

    This series of events is sponsored by Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.

    China Initiative Conference

    China Initiative Conference

    RSVPs will be re-confirmed via email from the Technology Policy team. Credentialed members of the press will receive instructions as part of a separate confirmation issued by the Office of External Relations. For more information, contact wcrumpler@csis.org.

    In November 2018, the Department of Justice unveiled the China Initiative, which was established to fulfill the Department’s strategic priority of confronting national security threats presented by the People’s Republic of China, with a particular emphasis placed on the policies and practices that seek to challenge U.S. technological and scientific leadership.  This half-day event brings together high-level officials from the U.S. government, private industry and academia, to discuss the most timely and relevant issues regarding the Department of Justice’s efforts to counter this economic malfeasance.

    Agenda
    8:00 am — Welcome by James Lewis, CSIS, and John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security

    8:05 am — Opening remarks by Christopher Wray, FBI Director

    8:25 am — Threat Briefing by William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center

    8:45 am — China case overview


    Adam Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General
    John Brown, Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division, FBI

    9:05 am — U.S. Attorney Panel – “The China Initiative”


    Moderated by Brian Benczkowski, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
    Jay Town, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama
    Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts
    Richard Donoghue, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
    Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas

    9:45 am — Break

    10:00 am — Keynote address by William Barr, U.S. Attorney General

    10:30 am — Industry Experience Panel 


    Moderated by Aruna Viswanatha, Wall Street Journal Justice Department Correspondent
    William Zarit, The Cohen Group
    Jeremie Waterman, President, China Center, Vice President, Greater China, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    John Neuffer, President and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association
    John Carlin, Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security

    11:20 am — Academic Experience Panel


    Moderated by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
    Dr. Doug Girod, Chancellor of Kansas University
    Dr. Greg Fenves, President of the University of Texas at Austin
    Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, President of the Association of American Universities
    Dr. Michael Lauer, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH

    12:10 pm — Closing remarks by John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security

    This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

    Promoting Cyber Interoperability: The Path Forward

    Promoting Cyber Interoperability: The Path Forward

    In recent years, the number and variety of cybersecurity products and services has grown rapidly.  One survey found that organizations use an average of 47 different cybersecurity tools across their networks. This has created challenges for organizations, who can find it difficult to make all of these different products interoperable. What could help would be a common set of standards, protocols, taxonomies, and open source code that can tie these cybersecurity tools together. This event will examine the progress of efforts to develop standards such as the Open Cybersecurity Alliance, and ask what the federal government and private firms can do to help advance interoperability.

    This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

    American Innovation in the Quantum Future

    American Innovation in the Quantum Future

    This past October, Google scientists used a quantum computer to solve in just 200 seconds a calculation that would have taken a conventional computer more than 10,000 years. This and other recent  milestones drive home the point  that quantum computing is no longer a technology of the future—it’s already here and already being used.  As quantum computing continues to grow more powerful and more accessible, it will reshape everything from artificial intelligence to encryption. To discuss the future and impact of quantum technologies, join us for a fireside chat with Hartmut Neven, Head of Quantum Computing at Google.

    This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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