September 21, 2022
8:30 am
EVENT: Assessing America’s Cyber Resiliency: A Conversation with the CSC 2.0 Co-Chairs
Nearly four years ago, the congressionally mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) was tasked with developing a strategic approach to defend U.S. national security and economic interests in cyberspace. The commission put forward more than 80 concrete recommendations (in a 2020 report and six subsequent white papers) for what it would take for the U.S. government to succeed. Commission co-chairs Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) join a discussion hosted by CSC 2.0 and FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation to discuss outstanding congressional and executive actions in cyberspace and the path forward for national cyber policy. The conversation is moderated by Tim Starks, author of the Cybersecurity 202 newsletter at The Washington Post. The event coincides with the release of the second annual implementation assessment report.

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