CSG Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy Academy 2017: San Francisco, CA

CSG’s 2017 Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy Academy was held from Nov. 1-3 in San Francisco, CA. State policymakers from across the country heard about innovative public and private sector practices, elections security, critical infrastructure and grid security, data privacy, workforce development, federal initiatives, data breach notifications, risk management, emerging trends and more. The agenda, speaker bios and presentations can be found below.

  2017 Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy Academy Agenda

  2017 Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy Academy Speaker Bios



Omni San Francisco Hotel, 500 California Street

3 – 3:30 p.m.                                     

Welcome and Introductions

  • David Adkins, Executive Director/CEO, The Council of State Governments
  • Edgar Ruiz, Director, The Council of State Governments West

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.               

Opening Panel: The Importance of Cybersecurity to State Government Officials

  • Moderator – David Adkins, Executive Director/CEO, The Council of State Governments
  • Majority Leader Ian Calderon, California
  • Amy Tong, Director and State Chief Information Officer, California Department of Technology

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.               

Data Privacy and Breach Notification


9 – 10:30 a.m.  

State Chief Information Officers Roundtable

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.          

Critical Infrastructure and Grid Security

1 – 2 p.m.           

Facilitated Exercise: Modeling Threats in the New Operating Environment of Elections

  • Joseph Hall, Chief Technologist and Director of the Internet Architecture project, The Center for Democracy & Technology

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.                              

Identity Theft in the Tax Eco-System

  • David Ransom, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Laurie Rhea, Privacy & Disclosure Officer, California Franchise Tax Board
  • Todd Egaas, Director of Technology Operations and Investigative Services, Criminal Investigation, Internal Revenue Service

3:15 – 4 p.m.                                     

Managing Cyber Risk for State Governments

This non-partisan, non-advocative segment is presented in collaboration with The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation

4:15 – 5 p.m.                                     

Capital One Cyber Story

  • David Hannigan, Chief Cyber Risk Officer, Capital One


9 – 10 a.m.                                         

Secure Online Identity Validation

  • Matthew Thompson, Director, Capital One’s Consumer Identity Team

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.          

Federal Policy Briefing