Public Lecture: Cybersecurity: Present and Future Trends and Opportunities

Date: 10 February 2020
February 10th 2020, 4:30 pm

Melisa Hathaway
President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC
Former Cybersecurity Advisor, George W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations
Harvard Kennedy School, Former Senior Advisor on Cyber Security, USA

In the age of digitalization and innovation, understanding cybersecurity threats and cyber-readiness will be critical for governments, private companies, and individuals to ensure the protection, resilience, and privacy of data. UCA, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, will host the world-leading expert on cyberspace and security issues, Melissa Hathaway,  to speak about the future trends in cybersecurity, upsides and downsides of IoT and massive data curation, and potential careers to meet tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges.

Melissa Hathaway is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity.  She served in two U.S. presidential administrations, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush.  As President of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, she brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients. Having served on the board of directors for three public companies and three non-profit organisations, and as a strategic advisor to a number of public and private companies, Hathaway brings her clients a unique combination of policy and technical expertise, as well as board room experience that allows her to help clients better understand the intersection of government policy, developing technological and industry trends, and economic drivers that impact acquisition and business development strategy in this field.

In addition, she is a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada, and a non-resident Research Fellow at the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland. Earlier in her career she was a Principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., where she led two primary business units: information operations and long range strategy and policy support for the U.S. Government and Global 500 companies. Hathaway holds a B.A. degree from The American University in Washington, D.C. and has completed graduate studies in international economics and technology transfer policy. She is also a graduate of the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College.

University of Central Asia
Administration Office, 2nd Floor Seminar Room
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The lecture will also be available through online video conferencing via Zoom:

The lecture will be delivered in English.

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Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.
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