NEC to host “Combating Cybersecurity Threats: Prospects for Congressional Action”

MSFT_logo_NewOn September 24, 2013, The New England Council’s Technology Committee and Defense Working Group will partner to present, “Combating Cybersecurity Threats: Prospects for Congressional Action.”  Hosted by NEC member Microsoft at their Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, DC, the event will focus on the prospects for Congressional action to combat cybersecurity threats, including pending and possible future legislation on issues ranging from information sharing to critical infrastructure protection.

Combating Cybersecurity Threats: Prospects for Congressional Action
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC

Following opening remarks from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime & Terrorism, the event will feature a panel of key Congressional staff members who are on the front lines of work on Capitol Hill to address cybersecurity challenges.  With Microsoft Policy Counsel Eric Wenger moderating, the following Hill staffers will participate in the panel discussion:

  • Naz Durakoglu, Legislative Director in the Office of Rep. William Keating (D-MA)
  • Mike Hermann, Military Legislative Assistance in the Office of Rep. James Langevin (D-RI).
  • Rebecca Seidel, Republican Chief Counsel, Senate Commerce Committee
  • John Williams, Majority General Counsel, Senate Commerce Committee

We hope that you can join us for what promises to be a timely and informative discussion of an issue that has a tremendous impact on both our national security and our economy.  If you have any questions, please contact Emily Heisig at or Taylor Pichette at

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