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The Evolving Pursuit of Security and Privacy

  • Scott Charney ,
  • Scott Charney

About the Topic: The increasing availability of data is rapidly changing how businesses operate. Large and diverse pools of information enable rich value-added services and important societal benefits, but they also create a whole range of new security and privacy challenges. What is the role of state in ensuring Internet commerce, activities, and trust? What is a reasonable expectation of privacy? Scott Charney will share his views on the NSA revelations as well as the industry perspective regarding concerns about government metadata programs, the top key cyber security challenges and Microsoft's view of what we need to know as we try to advance cyber security policy.   

About the Speaker: Scott Charney is Corporate Vice President for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group. Mr. Charney is responsible for a range of corporate programs that influence the security, privacy, and reliability of Microsoft’s products, services, and internal networks. He also manages the Engineering Excellence Team, a group focused on promoting best-of-breed engineering practices and ensuring compliance with Microsoft’s mandatory engineering policies. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Charney served as a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led the firm’s Digital Risk Management and Forensics Practice. Before that, Mr. Charney served as Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) where he was responsible for implementing the Justice Department's computer crime and intellectual property initiatives. Under his direction, CCIPS investigated and prosecuted national and international hacker cases, economic espionage cases, and violations of the federal criminal copyright and trademark laws. His section also proposed and commented on legislation; represented the United States internationally; and supported the development and implementation of U.S. information technology policy.