Bryan Cunningham

Executive Director, UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute

Bryan Cunningham is the first Executive Director of UCI’s multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute. Mr. Cunningham is focused on solution-oriented strategies address technical, legal and policy challenges to combat cyber threats, protect individual privacy and civil liberties, maintain public safety and economic and national security.

Mr. Cunningham is a leading international expert on cybersecurity law and policy, a former White House lawyer and adviser and a media commentator on cybersecurity, technology and surveillance issues. He has appeared on Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and other networks.

He was also the founding vice-chair of the American Bar Association Cyber Security Privacy Task Force and was awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement for his work on information issues.  He has served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Biodefense Analysis, the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age and the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Cyber Security Task Force. He is also the principal author of legal and ethics chapters in several cybersecurity textbooks.

Cybersecurity: Is There Such a Thing?

From denial of service to compromise of proprietary information to protection of physical assets, cyber threats are on the rise. Executives are increasingly focused on cybersecurity. This session will identify how boards and senior executives should assess these risks and develop a proactive strategy to manage them.

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