DOJ to Host Cybersecurity Roundtable on Data Breaches

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On April 29, 2015, the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division will host a cybersecurity industry roundtable on data breaches. The event, which will include audience question and answer sessions, will focus on a range of recent industry developments.

The event will feature a discussion of cybersecurity from the national security perspective by John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General in the National Security Division; a conversation on government-industry interaction featuring James C. Trainor, Acting Assistant Director of the Cyber Division at the FBI, and Stuart J. Tryon, Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Investigative Division of the Secret Service; and an overview of current administration efforts to improve the cybersecurity legislative framework by Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator for the White House. Introductory and closing remarks will be provided by Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division, David J. Hickton, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and possibly Loretta E. Lynch, who was confirmed as the U.S. Attorney General on April 23, 2015.

The centerpiece of the event will be a roundtable discussion on data breaches to be moderated by Ms. Caldwell. The roundtable will feature a slate of participants from DOJ’s Criminal Division, including David Bitkower, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, John T. Lynch, Jr., Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Richard W. Downing, Principal Deputy Chief of CCIPS, Michael J. Stawasz, Deputy Chief for Computer Crime and Head of the Cybersecurity Unit at CCIPS, as well as Mr. Hickton, Mr. Trainor, Mr. Tryon, and Luke Dembosky, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the National Security Division of DOJ.