Cybersecurity Conference


The November 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures was unprecedented in scale and scope. The attackers released confidential data belonging to Sony and included personal information about their employees and families, as well as e-mails exchanged between workers, copies of previously unreleased films and information about executive salaries. The hackers called themselves the “Guardians of Peace” and demanded the cancellation of the planned release of the film The Interview. The incident raises important questions about how to secure the U.S. homeland, defend our economic interests, and safeguard our civil liberties in the face of cyber threats from abroad as well as intrusive governmental policies. On February 28, 2015, the FIU School of International and Public Affairs in collaboration with the university’s Division of Information Technology hosted a full-day conference that brought together thought leaders from the public and private sectors and academia. The conference explored the facts of the Sony case and examined its implications for national security, business and civil liberties.

To read the remarks by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, please click here

For the Morning Session, please click here

For the Afternoon Session, please click here

For the complete program, please click here