Report an accessibility problem

Unlocking the Privacy-Security Debate

March 20, 2017

Beus Center for Law & Society - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Room 544 - Fifth Floor Conference Center
111 E. Taylor Street
Phoenix, Arizona, 85004

Terrorism and cybersecurity are two significant national security threats that the global community must deal with in the coming decade. The current approach of mass surveillance and reducing the strength of encryption have questionable and potentially detrimental effects that lead to concerns about the invasion of privacy and undermining freedom and prosperity. Leaders from government, industry, and academia will come together in this open forum to discuss current methods of combating terrorism and cybersecurity threats and the need to establish win-win, positive-sum methods. By addressing these concerns, we can begin the complex and necessary process of simultaneously enhancing security and protecting our privacy.

To register or for more information, click here.

9:00 - 9:15 AM Registration & Coffee  
9:15 - 9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions Jamie Winterton
Director of Strategy, Global Security Initiative, ASU
9:30 - 10:00 AM Privacy and Security: Better Together Michael Chertoff
US Secretary of Homeland Security 2005-2009
10:00 - 10:30 AM Global Privacy and Security by Design Ann Cavoukian
Executive Director, Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson University
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break  
10:45 - 11:15 AM From Values to Value: How We Manage and Leverage Data Michelle Dennedy
VP & Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco
11:15 - 12:00 PM Q&A with Panel Moderator: George Tomko
Expert-in-Residence at Privacy, Security and Identity Institute, University of Toronto 

Attendees are eligible for up to 2 CLE credits.



Ann Cavoukian
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy experts. She is presently the Executive Director of Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into design, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 39 languages. Dr. Cavoukian has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, most recently as a Founder of Canada’s Digital Economy (June, 2016).

Michael Chertoff
On February 15, 2005, Michael Chertoff became the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. During his tenure, Chertoff worked to strengthen our borders, provide intelligence analysis and infrastructure protection, increased the Department’s focus on preparedness ahead of disasters, and implemented enhanced security at airports and borders. Following Hurricane Katrina, Chertoff transformed FEMA into an effective organization. Chertoff served as the nation’s Secretary of Homeland Security until January 21, 2009. Prior to his nomination by President George W. Bush, Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Mr. Chertoff also served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1990-1994 and as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Williams Brennan, Jr. from 1979-1980. Chertoff was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 28, 1953. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1975 and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1978. He is currently the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group, focusing on risk identification, analysis, and mitigation, crisis management, and providing strategic counsel on global security solutions. In addition, Chertoff is senior counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.

Michelle Dennedy
Michelle Finneran Dennedy currently serves as VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco She is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization's data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum. Before joining the CIsco, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly, and emerging technology paradigms. Michelle is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site——that was started as an advocacy and education site, currently focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft. Michelle was the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. This team worked closely with customers to enable them to proceed with the confidence that information is protected and accelerated as an asset. Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF – CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields. In 2012, she was recognized by the National Diversity Council as one of California’s Most Powerful & Influential Women. In 2014 she was cited as an AlwaysOn Power Player in On-Demand Computing and was honored as the Gold Stevie award as Woman of the Year in Technology.

George Tomko
Adjunct Professor in Computer Science at Ryerson University and Expert-in-Residence at IPSI (Privacy, Security and Identity Institute) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Tomko invented the privacy-enhancing technology “Biometric Encryption,” as well as “Anonymous Database,” both of which were the subject of patents. Later he invented “SmartData,” and is presently working on developing SmartData Intelligent Agents. Dr. Tomko holds over a dozen patents in the area of optical computing and biometric encryption. He received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto as well as undergraduate degrees in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA. He was Vice-President and General Manager of Chubb Security after which he co-founded two technology companies where he served as President and CEO, one of which he took public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He also served as Chairman of Photonics Research Ontario, an Ontario Centre of Excellence. Dr. Tomko began his professional career as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (Navy branch) where he served on submarines and destroyers and also designed anti-missile electronic countermeasure systems.

Jamie Winterton
Jamie Winterton is the Director of Strategy for ASU’s Global Security Initiative, where she creates novel solutions for multifaceted and disparate problem spaces. Jamie coordinates and participates in defense and security related research, with a special emphasis on cybersecurity. She chairs the university's DARPA Working Group. Jamie has appeared in USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate, KCBS, KTAR, and Money Radio. Prior to joining ASU in August 2014, she worked as a staff scientist for Lockheed Martin, where she developed and directed projects in electro-optical and radar processing/analysis for multiple military and government organizations. Jamie’s work in optical characterization of materials, high-fidelity physics-based 3D modeling and simulation, and exploitation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data has been recognized for both innovation and mission utility. Jamie received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Arizona State University and her Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.