Truman National Security Project

Matthew Rhoades on Center for National Policy Cybersecurity Panel

By Truman Project Staff | 12.6.12

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, November 29th, The Truman Project’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Matthew Rhoades, was invited to speak on the Center for National Policy’s panel on cybersecurity.

Entitled Cyber Crime and the Economy: A Threat to National Security, the panel featured Rhoades and Matthew Fleming, a Professor at Georgetown University,
and a Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute Fellow.

Before a packed crowd, Rhoades gave insight into three critical aspects of the cybersecurity debate — both from the political and policy perspectives:

  • The interest group politics of cybersecurity: national security leaders, privacy advocates, and business groups
  • Legislative progress: failure in the 112th Congress but potential areas of success in 113th
  • Potential areas of progress outside of Congress: the executive branch and the states

Watch and read the panel by clicking here.