Bringing order to cyber's wild, wild West: The future of data privacy and data security

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

14 April 2015

Where

University of Sydney

Topics

Economics and business

Fresh from President Obama’s Cyber Security Summit at Stanford University, former US Ambassador to Australia, Jeff Bleich, discussed the security and privacy challenges facing internet users, and how the United States plans to address them. The visionaries who developed the internet, never expected that one day this system would carry virtually all of our nations’ critical infrastructure and sensitive personal data. While governments have now developed some effective security measures, the private sector has often lagged, potentially leaving vital systems – banks, utilities, water supplies, and transportation grids – vulnerable to malicious attacks. A recent summit hosted by President Obama offered a candid assessment of the challenges posed, and it produced new commitments to deploy advanced technologies, collaborations, and regulations to keep the internet safe and secure. Ambassador Bleich shared insights from the summit and prospects for taming the internet’s wild, wild West.

Featuring

  • Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich
    Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich
    Visiting Professor and Member of the Council of Advisors, United States Studies Centre

    Jeffrey Bleich is the former US Ambassador to Australia. He is a Visiting Professor and a member of the Council of Advisors at the US Studies Centre.