George Mason University
Thoughts on Cybersecurity in an Age of Trump
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Cybersecurity is an increasingly hot topic in public policy, particularly since the CIA has identified Russia as an intruder into the U.S. presidential election. Cyberattacks threaten our economy and our national security. This talk will discuss ways to address cyber intrusions.
This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Churchill Fund, the Department of Political Science. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Media, Technology and Civic Engagement and also part of its Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
Robert L. Deitz is a professor of public policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. He grew up in Gettysburg, Pa., and graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. After serving in the U.S. Army, he received his MPP from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. He then clerked for Justice William O. Douglas and, after his retirement, for Justices Stewart and White. Deitz was a special assistant to then-Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher. After two decades in private law practice, he became the general counsel of the National Security Agency. (For a year, he was simultaneously the acting general counsel of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.) Briefly, he was seconded to the Department of Defense as deputy general counsel for intelligence. He joined the CIA in 2006 as senior counselor to the director. Deitz came to George Mason University in 2009.