Cyber-Security and Cyber-Insecurity Conference _ by World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
World Affairs Council Conference Room, 1 South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

The name “Edward Snowden” is now infamous and world renowned after he leaked details of top-secret American and British government mass surveillance programs to the press.

A former employee of technical contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Snowden is now a fugitive, attempting to escape U.S. Government extradition and criminal trial. The leaks have since opened a “Pandora’s Box” of questions and concerns regarding both the internal issues of domestic surveillance by the NSA and external cybersecurity threats to the United States, such as Chinese and Russian offensive cyber capabilities.

As the world becomes increasingly more dependent upon computer systems, networks, and the internet, the importance of cybersecurity becomes ever more critical—and the threats of cyberinsecurity are ever on the minds of U.S. citizens.

Congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA, 7), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, of the House Homeland Security Committee, will give a major address on the external cyber threats facing the U.S. and America's cyber-defense policy debate.

Barton Gellman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who broke the Snowden story with The Washington Post, and another speaker soon to be announced, will discuss the domestic surveillance aspects of cybersecurity.


Cost: $25 Members, $35 General Public, $10 Students.

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National Security