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Symposium on Government and Business National Security Risks
April 7, 2009, Volume 55, No. 28

Convergent National Security Risks to Government and Business: A Symposium—sponsored by Penn’s International Relations Program and  Penn’s Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR)—will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at the Inn at Penn.

The symposium begins at 9 a.m., with a public panel beginning at  9:45 a.m. on Political Risk and Enterprise Risk: Stephan Flynn, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow; Brandon Wales, Department of Homeland Security, Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center director; Rob Strayer, US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Committee’s Republican director of homeland security policy; Michael Cullen, Global Services Control Risks Group vice president; Noah Rosenkrantz, GreenLine Systems president & CEO.

The keynote address, which is also open to the public, will begin at 11:30 a.m. by US Representative Joseph Sestak of Pennsylvania.
From 1:45 p.m., a Public Forum on Cyber-security will be led by  Roger Cressey, Good Harbor Consulting president, NBC News analyst; Andrew Singer, Booz Allen Hamilton principal; Elad Yoran, Security Growth Partners CEO; Joseph McGrath, Unisys Corporation former CEO; Joel Brenner, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, National Counterintelligence Executive and Mission Manager for Counterintelligence.

Security/risk management professionals from the federal government, corporate sector, investment community, academia, law enforcement and emergency response agencies will come together for the Convergent National Security Risks to Government and Business symposium. Reservations are required and can be made via telephone or e-mail to Jack Jarmon at (215) 898-0452 or jarmon@sas.upenn.edu.

Almanac - April 7, 2009, Volume 55, No. 28