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Wednesday, October 17 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
Active Cyber Defense vs. Hacking Back: A Discussion on Lawful and Strategic Approaches to a Digital Breach FULL

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A rapid escalation in cyberattacks and the weaponization of digital information have disrupted virtually every major corporation and left executives scrambling to find the appropriate response. A key element in this debate, and one currently being heard on Capitol Hill, is whether companies should have the right to retaliate against their cyber assailants, and to what extent they can and should. While the controversial “hacking back” argument has been well debated in the industry, an emerging concept known as “Active Defense” is rapidly gaining focus as a way for the private sector to take proactive measures to detect, disrupt and respond to adversaries, within the confines of the law.
APCO Worldwide is convening a roundtable of leading cyber security experts on Oct. 17 during CyberWeek to discuss this dynamic and the risk posed to international commerce by a rising tide of digital threat actors. Our experts will explore the need for an aggressive “active defense” – one that both safeguards a company’s operations while underpinning the drive for a more secure Internet.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

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