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    Law, Policy and Regulation in Business, the Professions and National Security

    An Institute on the legal and policy landscape of cyber risks - foreign and domestic 

    June 17 - 20, 2013 at Roger Williams University; Bristol, R.I.

    President Obama's Executive Order (EO) has pushed cybersecurity to the top of the domestic and international security agenda. It has taken center stage not only for government, but for business and the professions as well, as the EO requires goverment and industry to agree by December 2013 on a cybersecurity framework, with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Commerce Department taking the lead. In an unprecedented move, White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon recently called on China to stop cyber intrusions that have harvested infomation about critical U.S. infrastructure and pilfered trade secrets. The U.S. military's growing Cyber Command eyes international law on the use of force, while the longtime "Title 10 - Title 50" debate on military versus covert action hovers over domestic law authorities. Whenever government and business seek to regulate the massive data at risk from cyber intrusions, privacy and civil liberties issues emerge. 

    Cyber crime has also proliferated, through burgeoning efforts to steal trade secrets, undermine privacy and confidentiality in health care and legal data, and defraud consumers. While cyber is increasingly important, only a few experts and practitioners have a working knowledge of how cyber interacts with law, policy, and regulation. Cyber Threats and Cyber Realities fills that gap.

    Cyber Threats and Cyber Realities, jointly sponsored by the Roger Williams University School of Law and School of Justice Studies, will be an interactive forum with nationally known experts and practitioners on cyber law, policy, and regulation. Organized in two two-day modules, attendees will learn about domestic law and policy on June 17-18. International law and national security will be the focus on June 19-20. In addition to informative panels, each module will include a capstone experience in the form of a simulation that offers participants an opportunity to collaborate in resolving a regulatory challenge or national security crisis. View Full Schedule

    Who Should Attend?

    Attendance is open to:

    • Lawyers, law enforcement personnel, health-care administrators, corporate employees, legal and other academics.
      Rhode Island CLE credits approved: 27 total credits (includes 3 ethics credits)
    • J.D. and other graduate and undergraduate students.
      • Roger Williams J.D. students can get one academic credit for each module, or two credits for completing both (including an exam).  
      • School of Justice Studies students may use participation in the conference as part of a for-credit directed research project.
      • J.D. and undergraduate or graduate students from other institutions should consult with their schools regarding credit eligibility.
      • Students who earn at least one credit will also receive a certificate showing their completion of a course of study in cybersecurity.