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SXSW Interactive 2016

Decrypting the Cyber Security Debate in Washington

In 2015, tech companies announced that they would implement increased security measures on their products to strengthen privacy and data security. However, these advancements were met with concern from law enforcement entities, who worry they won't be able to access information to stop criminals. The conflict has sparked a larger debate in Washington concerning cyber security and how industry can work with the government. This panel features leading voices on the topic with Congressman Will Hurd who serves as Chairman for the Committee overseeing cyber security in the federal government, former and current experts from the White House and cyber-security industry representatives.

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  1. In the cyber security debate, there is a need to balance individual privacy and national security, where do we draw that line?
  2. Companies are creating increased privacy features to meet the demands of consumers, why should they also consider the interest of the government?
  3. In the cyber crime debate, what are the roles of individuals, innovators and policy makers to ensure a safer cyber ecosystem?



Rachel Wolbers, Legislative Director, TwinLogic Strategies

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  • Tags: cybersecurity, government
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government and Policy
  • Level: Intermediate
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