As cybersecurity is once again in the headlines, these sought-after speakers—from legal experts and web pioneers to visionary futurists—offer compelling perspectives on navigating the economic, political, and ethical risks involved with technology.
Global security advisor, futurist, and New York Times-bestselling author of Future Crimes
Former U.S. attorney general and esteemed civil rights leader
In our increasingly connected digital world, new vulnerabilities are created every day for corporations, governments, and even entire global industries. As the Attorney General from 2009 to 2015, Eric Holder staffed up new divisions to specifically handle cyber investigations and promote information-sharing operations to combat the upsurge in cyber threats. Holder believes that far too many people are ignoring these issues, and conversations about the flaws in our infrastructures’ cybersecurity are long overdue. In his eye-opening conversations, Holder shares his insights into the challenges and complexities of today’s most urgent cybersecurity and terrorism threats in talks that draw on his profound expertise.
America’s first czar of cybersecurity and counter-terrorism, and author of The Fifth Domain
Cyber warfare is at the intersection of innovation and danger, and questions loom large about the role of cyberspace in tense U.S. geopolitics with other countries. New technologies have facilitated unprecedented levels of connectivity, but sophisticated groups, including state-sponsored hackers, pose cyber threats for which we have not prepared. Richard Clarke, America’s first cyber czar and former U.S. national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counterterrorism, outlines how we can protect our country, our companies, and ourselves and offers behind the scenes glimpses of the developing technologies and cultures of security necessary to reduce risk.
Award-winning technology reporter and co-author of Out of Office
Charlie Warzel is a writer and reporter who studies the intersection of technology and culture. He also writes the newsletter Galaxy Brain, which analyzes technology, media, and culture for The Atlantic. In his recent coverage of the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he draws from his experience to speak on “the information war” and how, similar to the war on the ground, winners and losers are often unclear, especially when the scale is so dizzying and dynamic. Warzel delivers current, powerful talks about the constantly changing tide of technology and the concerning increase in online disinformation.
Author of Zucked and Silicon Valley investor
Roger McNamee is a noted tech venture capitalist, a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and early Facebook investor. But after a series of eye-opening realizations, he became dismayed at the damage the platform has left in its wake. He saw firsthand the website’s negative role in shaping modern American politics and culture and spreading fake news. In his thoughtful and informative lectures, McNamee dedicates himself to raising consciousness about how tech companies like Facebook must adopt more responsible practices as the internet landscape continues to change and how governments must regulate big tech.