Media Alert: Major New Report From McAfee and CSIS on Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructure Worldwide, Dial-in Options Available

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, April 19th, McAfee will release the findings of a follow up report on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure worldwide, conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The original report was issued in 2010. Media are invited to attend, either in person or via phone.

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. EST

What: Release of “In the Dark: Crucial Industries Confront Cyberattacks” report on Cybersecurity for critical Infrastructure worldwide commissioned by McAfee, Inc. and conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Who: Report Findings: Stewart Baker, Lead Author of Report, Distinguished visiting fellow at CSIS and partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Report Presentation:

  • Stewart Baker, distinguished visiting fellow at CSIS & Partner in law firm of Steptoe & Johnson
  • Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Public Sector for McAfee

Panel Discussion:

Moderator

  • George Kurtz, Worldwide Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President for McAfee

Panelists

  • Donna F. Dodson, Chief, Computer Security Division and Deputy Chief Cyber Security Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Kevin Gronberg, Senior Counsel, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Michael Peters, Energy Infrastructure & Cyber Security Advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Where: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20045

Description: More than 200 IT executives in the energy, oil/gas and water sectors, responsible for information technology security, general security and industrial control systems in 14 countries were surveyed for the report. CSIS then analyzed the quantitative results, conducted additional research and authored the report. The report is a follow up to a report released in 2010 called “In the Crossfire: Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Cyberwar,” that found that many of the world’s critical infrastructures lacked protection of their computer networks, and revealed the staggering cost and impact of cyberattacks on these networks.

To RSVP: acceptances only TechPolicy@CSIS.org

***NOTE***: Webcast and dial-in options if you cannot make it to the news conference

  • U.S. Attendee Phone: US/Canada Dial-in #: 1-800-913-1647
  • Int'l/Local Dial-In #: (212) 231-2902
  • Reference: CSIS and McAfee Cybersecurity

About McAfee
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