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Privacy & Cybersecurity


ABA - Information Security, Privacy and the Government Accountability Office: Perspectives on Risks, Requirements, and Emerging Issues in the Public Sector

September 14, 2015 • Washington, DC

Starts: 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: 1:00 PM (Eastern)
Site: Crowell & Moring
Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Since the emergence of cybersecurity and privacy as high risk issues in the public sector, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been at the forefront—identifying risks, reviewing progress of federal agencies, and keeping Congress informed on the latest developments. In this role, GAO has reported on the most pressing issues in these areas, as illustrated by a sampling of its 2014-15 reports.

  • Cyber Threats and Data Breaches Illustrate Need for Stronger Controls across Federal Agencies (July 2015)
  • Cybersecurity: Recent Data Breaches Illustrate Need for Strong Controls across Federal Agencies (June 2015)
  • Insider Threats: DOD Should Strengthen Management and Guidance to Protect Classified Information and Systems (June 2015)
  • Cybersecurity: Actions Needed to Address Challenges Facing Federal Systems (April 2015)
  • Information Security and Privacy Controls Should Be Enhanced to Address Weaknesses (Sept. 2014)

These reports have been produced under the leadership of GAO’s Gregory C. Wilshusen who not only has extensive expertise with cybersecurity and privacy, but is one of the most experienced witnesses testifying before Congress on information security, privacy, and data protection issues.


Moderator: Crowell & Moring partner David Z. Bodenheimer, ABA SciTech vice-chair and division co-chair; ABA PCL Committee co-chair
Panelist: Gregory C. Wilshusen, GAO director, Information Security Issues

Click below to register on the ABA website.