What Should We Do About Cyber Attacks?

Sep 15, 2015Sep 16, 2015
Russell Senate Office Building SR-485

Event Speakers

Eli Dourado

Former Senior Research Fellow

Amid concerns about government data security, like the recent OPM breach, Congress is considering cybersecurity information sharing legislation. But will a new information sharing program bolster federal information security? If not, what should be done instead?

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join Eli Dourado, Director of the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center, for a Capitol Hill Campus discussion of the state of federal information security and how to improve it.

This program will:

  • Present empirical data about the flaws leading to the 70,000 federal information security lapses that occur annually;
  • Explore whether existing information sharing programs have been effective in reducing breaches; and
  • Discuss alternatives that may better achieve the desired goal.

Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. Lunch will be provided. Due to space constraints, this event is not open to interns. Questions? Please contact Caitlyn Van Orden at cvanorden@mercatus.gmu.edu.