Mason Hosts Cyber Security Experts in Symposium on Business Globalization
WHO: George Mason University’s School of Management
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA 22102
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHAT: As part of the second annual Symposium on Business Globalization, Mason’s School of Management will bring together leaders in the field of cyber security to discuss managing cyber threats in a global economy. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.
Keynote speakers Fareed Zakaria, CNN host and acclaimed author, and General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Mason’s School of Public Policy, will discuss the growing need for companies and organizations to protect themselves from the threat of cyber attacks.
The symposium will also include panel discussions on topics such as securing the cloud and cyber threats to states and governments. In addition, a panel discussion titled “2011 Global State of Information Security Survey” will be presented by David Burg, principal in PwC’s advisory practice.
Zakaria is the host of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN, editor-at-large at Time magazine, and a regular columnist for the Washington Post. As an international bestselling author, Zakaria is widely respected for his ability to spot economic and political trends around the world. His columns and stories cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from globalization and emerging markets to the Middle East and America’s role in the world.
As former director of the CIA, General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the U.S.
General Hayden is currently a member of the Chertoff Group, which provides business leaders and local government officials with high-level, strategic thinking to help keep America safe. In this position, General Hayden uses his broad geographic and political knowledge to brief clients on intelligence matters worldwide, including developments in cyber security, which may affect their businesses.