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Town Hall Meeting to Discuss President Bush's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace

Published 01/24/2003

Media Advisory

A news conference and media briefing scheduled for Jan. 28, 2003, at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UCSD have been canceled. The two events were to be held in connection with a town hall meeting to discuss President Bush's National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. The town hall meeting, which includes a question-and-answer session, will be held at the time and place announced earlier.

EVENT: PUBLIC TOWN HALL MEETING TO DISCUSS PRESIDENT BUSH'S NATIONAL STRATEGY TO SECURE CYBERSPACE TO BE HELD AS PLANNED, NEWS CONFERENCE AND BRIEFING CANCELED

DATE/TIME: 7-9 p.m. (PST), Jan. 28, 2003

LOCATION: The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA (Media registration is required for the event).

HOST: Richard A. Clarke, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, and Chairman the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board (PCIPB). Introductions by UCSD Chancellor Robert C. Dynes and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox.

PANELISTS:

  • Ron Broersma, network security manager, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
  • Irwin Mark Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Qualcomm, Inc.
  • Michael L. Moore, chief technology officer, San Diego County
  • Peter G. Neumann, principal scientist, SRI International Computer Science Laboratory

PURPOSE: Public panel discussion and question-and-answer session related to the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, a report that includes recommendations, strategic goals, programs, discussion items, and guidance on cybersecurity topics.

BACKGROUND: This first ever National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/pcipb/) responds to one of the most challenging aspects of the information age: securing shared systems. Because cyberspace is not owned or operated by one person, group, or entity, securing is a collective responsibility. In response to this unique challenge, the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board has created an interactive strategy that identifies strategic goals and recommendations on how America can make cyberspace more secure. The Strategy is a road map to ensure the protection of information systems of critical infrastructures and the physical assets that support such systems. It supplements both the Homeland Security Strategy and the National Security Strategy and is designed to empower all Americans to secure their portions of cyberspace.


Media Contacts:

Tiffany Olson, (240) 423-0626, tolson@nsc.eop.gov

Rex Graham, (858) 822-5408, rgraham@sdsc.edu

http://homelandsecurity.ucsd.edu (UCSD homeland security research activities)