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Wednesday, August 10 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Breaking Silos: Your Operational Experience Is Needed in Legislative & Policy Spaces

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Do you ever wonder how cybersecurity laws get crafted? Even how the ideas come up? Too often, legislators and their staffers are looking for ideas on how to close cybersecurity workforce gaps and increase security and resilience across critical infrastructure to combat the ever-increasing cyber-attacks and data breaches. However, not all cybersecurity practitioners are aware of the different avenues they can provide their operational experience, and how they can help legislators and their staffers understand the operational implication of their legislative proposals. If you are interested in learning how to participate in the conversations or pivot into cybersecurity policy to help improve how legal and regulatory frameworks are shaped – then attend this lightening talk! You can help policy decision makers avoid complicating the work of operators and analysts. I’ll go over why your experience and input is needed, which communities to join and events to participate in, and how to pivot into cybersecurity policy field at the Federal, SLTT, or Industry level (including Academia).  

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Ayan Islam

Associate Policy Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute
Ayan Islam is the associate policy director of Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats at R Street Institute. She supports the oversight and development of the Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats program and provides subject matter expertise in public policy strategy development and implementation... Read More →

Wednesday August 10, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
The Westin Las Vegas And Spa The Westin Las Vegas And Spa, 160 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109