The Chertoff Group


WASHINGTON, DC. - The Chertoff Group, a premier global advisory firm, will host "Always On: Security and Privacy in the Connected Generation" as part of The Chertoff Group Security Series on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC.  Convening an influential audience of industry leaders and innovators across government and the private sector, this event will examine the future of security, technology and business in today's global age of innovation that is reshaping the way we do business and warranting the need to address new policy considerations.

The event will feature prominent security experts as well as innovative technology leaders including General Michael Hayden, Principal at The Chertoff Group and former Director of the CIA and NSA; George Duchak, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx); and Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Touhill (Ret.), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Recognizing that today's policy and legal environment plays a critical role in protecting enterprise and consumer risk, we will also hear from Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor for the Digital Economy and Cyber at the Delegation of the European Union to the USA; Nate Jones, Senior Attorney for Digital Trust and Security at Microsoft; Paul Rosenzweig, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Department of Homeland Security and a senior advisor at The Chertoff Group; and Richard Salgado, Director for Law Enforcement and Information Security Matters at Google.    

During the day, panel discussions will focus on critical topics front and center in the minds of both public and private sector decision makers including:

  • "Security and Innovation:  We Can Talk the Talk but Can We Walk the Walk?"
  • "After the OPM Breach: What's Needed Next?" 
  • "Enough with Getting Pwned Through Passwords: Time for Stronger Identity Solutions"
  • "Security and Technology Investments: Trends and Outlooks"

"In today's global Internet economy, technological advances and the intelligent use of data have fundamentally transformed the way individuals, businesses, and governments communicate and conduct business," said Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman of The Chertoff Group. "Participants at this event will engage in thoughtful and deliberate conversations around the imperative to embrace security and privacy into business innovation and the need for collaboration across both the public and private sectors to address important concerns involving security, trust and the role of technology in today's globally connected generation."

The Chertoff Group Security Series provides technology, business and security leaders and managers with an insightful platform for serious discussion around the impact of today's technology disruptions driven by the use of cloud services, mobility, social media, big data, and the Internet of Things, and the ensuing policy considerations impacting today's global cyber economy.  Through insightful keynotes and comprehensive panel discussions, participants will hear different points of view relating to security, privacy, data protection, emerging threats and technologies, and how the "always on" era present new challenges and opportunities for technology innovation.

"Organizations today are faced with unprecedented challenges in building innovation into design, ensuring security against advanced cyber threats, and protecting consumer privacy in a data-driven and globally connected world,"  said Jim Pflaging, Principal and Head of The Chertoff Group's Business Strategy practice area.  "The Chertoff Group Security Series aims to identify how we can create more opportunity and further innovation both in the public and private sectors while building trust and enhancing protection against today's threats."  

Additional speakers at this event will include: Andrew Drake, Vice President, Strategic Investments and Partnerships, SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2); Ryan Gillis, Vice President of Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks; Michael Gozycki, Principal, The Carlyle Group; Paul Grassi, Senior Standards and Technology Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Manoj Leelanivas, Chief Executive Officer, Cyphort; Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance;Mark Mykityshyn, Ph.D., Executive Chairman, Tangible Security; Kevin Richards, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, North America Security Lead; Martin Roesch, Vice President and Chief Architect, Cisco Security Business Group; Darran Rolls, Chief Technology Officer, SailPoint; and Nick Sinai, Venture Partner, Insight Venture Partners.

The Chertoff Group is pleased to have the following companies as sponsors of this event:Accenture StrategyAdobeAppleCiscoCyphortMicrosoftPalo Alto Networks andSailPoint.

To register and view a complete agenda for the November 5th Security Series event as well as learn more about The Chertoff Group Security Series, please visit You can follow the conversation on Twitter using #tcgsecurityseries.

About The Chertoff Group

The Chertoff Group is a premier global advisory firm focused exclusively on security and risk management. The Chertoff Group helps clients grow and secure their enterprise through business strategy, mergers and acquisitions advisory, and risk management security services.  Headquartered in Washington D.C., The Chertoff Group maintains offices in Houston, London, Menlo Park, and New York City.  For more information, visit

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