Cybersecurity 2021

Join us for a virtual discussion with J. Michael Daniel, President & CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and former U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator for the Obama Administration

Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats. The practice is used by individuals and enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems.


  • A water treatment center in Florida.
  • A medical device manufacturer.
  • A prominent investment firm.

Over the years you’ve seen hundreds of headlines describing cyber-attacks of online information and systems. Maybe you’ve read through the articles to get the details about how individuals, companies, and governments were hacked. You know what a bad actor could do to your credit rating or perhaps your employer. But what about the risks to the transportation grid or the food supply?  Or other sensitive online information and systems? What do you know of the cybersecurity battles underway to protect IoT, critical infrastructure, and democratic norms? With the vast sums of money that have been spent on cybersecurity over the past 20 years, why is cybersecurity still even a problem?

J. Michael Daniel ’92 is a nationally recognized expert on cybersecurity policy and implementation. He will demystify some of the issues surrounding cybersecurity, discuss why cybersecurity is and will remain a challenge, and offer some thoughts on priorities for improvement.

March 25, 2021 @ 7pm

Zoom Meeting ID 882 520 9318

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J Michael Daniel serves as the President and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a not-for-profit that enables high-quality cyberthreat information sharing among cybersecurity organizations. Prior to CTA, Daniel served from 2012 to 2017 as US Cybersecurity Coordinator, leading US cybersecurity policy development, overseeing US government partnerships with the private sector and other nations, and managing significant incident response activities. From 1995 to 2012, Daniel worked for the Office of Management and Budget, overseeing the US Intelligence Community. Daniel also works with the Aspen Cyber Group, the World Economic Forum, and other organizations improving cybersecurity in the digital ecosystem. In his spare time, he enjoys running and martial arts.