Defend Forward: Moving Toward Coordinated Active Cyber Response

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Defend forward, the unclassified and publicly communicated cyber policy of the US Government that involves taking the cyber response to the adversaries, will require coordination on a number of different fronts. This session will explore a variety of improvements needed in information sharing and public/private partnerships, along with clear rules of engagement for active cyber response.

Learning Objectives
1. Increase your knowledge of the concept of defend forward, how its techniques can be used to increase the cost to a threat actor, and why that can be an important part of your cyber strategy.
2. Understand the interplay between the public and private sector in implementing a defend forward strategy.
3. Realize that active cyber response can be an important component in a defend forward strategy.

Kimberly Peretti


Partner and Co-Lead, Cybersecurity Practice, Alston & Bird

Andrew Epstein


Associate, Cooley LLP

Shane McGee


General Counsel and CPO, Cofense

Randy Sabett


Special Counsel, Cooley LLP

Anand Shah


Assistant General Counsel, KPMG

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