Webinar: The New U.S. Department of Defense Cybersecurity Strategy

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On June 19, 2015, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “The New U.S. Department of Defense Cybersecurity Strategy”.

In April 2015, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter published a new cybersecurity strategy for the Department of Defense. The strategy provides insights into when and perhaps how the Department of Defense will respond to cyber threats and attacks. This webinar identified implications of the new strategy, highlighted the changes from previous U.S. government strategy, and discussed the implications for the private sector and foreign nations.

The webinar was presented by Dr. Kevin Newmeyer who is currently the Senior Operations Director for the CREATEtm project of the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program. Dr. Newmeyer has successfully held a variety of positions in the military, academia, international civil service, and the private sector. His research focuses on international policy issues in cybersecurity. Along with his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Walden University, Dr. Newmeyer’s educational career is highlighted by his selection as an Olmsted Scholar which enabled him to earn his MA in International Relations from the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain. He holds additional degrees from Escuela Diplomática of Spain (Diplomado de Estudios Internacionales), George Mason University (MBA), and the US Naval Academy (BS). Dr. Newmeyer is also a fellow at the National Cybersecurity Institute.