Joint Trust and Security/Science of Security Seminar: What the Secret Service Can Teach Us about Cybersecurity

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nathaniel_gleicher-photoNathaniel Gleicher, Illumio
January 17
, 2017, 4:00 p.m., B02 Coordinated Science Laboratory


Abstract: Since the Secret Service began protecting the President full time in 1906, only 7 attackers have reached the President. From a cybersecurity defender’s perspective, the President is the ultimate high-value asset – incredibly important, but impossible to lock away in a sealed vault. But despite the similarity, the cybersecurity industry’s record is nowhere close to the Secret Service’s record. This talk will focus on what cybersecurity experts can learn from the Secret Service’s approach.

Bio: Nathaniel Gleicher is trained as a computer scientist and a lawyer, and works at the intersection of technology, policy, and law. He is currently the Head of Cybersecurity Strategy at Illumio, where he heads the company’s thought leadership and public engagement and oversees its cybersecurity technology strategy. Nathaniel is a regular speaker at leading industry events, and his writing has appeared in industry publications, the popular press, and academic journals.

Prior to Illumio, Nathaniel investigated and prosecuted domestic and international cybercrime at the U.S. Department of Justice, advised the South Korean Government on technology policy, and served as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council at the White House. He has also taught computer programming, designed and developed custom e-commerce and database solutions, and built and secured computer networks. Nathaniel received a B.S. in computer science from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.