Networked Economy Summit To Examine Ways To Strengthen Security

Posted: October 17, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Building Faith in the Network” is the theme for this year’s Networked Economy Summit, Oct. 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston. The National Center for Technology and Law, part of Mason’s School of Law, is hosting the event, which joins industry and government officials with technology and security experts to discuss ways to strengthen network security and restore public confidence.

The summit will examine four key areas: advancing technology, expanding markets, combating cyber-terrorism, and improving public/private partnerships.

Tommy Franks, retired U.S. Army general, will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include Virginia Gov. Mark Warner; Alan Merten, Mason president; Mark Grady, dean of Mason’s School of Law; Timothy Muris, chairman, Federal Trade Commission; Frank Sesno, Mason professor of public policy and communications and former CNN Washington bureau chief; and Torie Clark, CNN political and policy analyst and former assistant secretary of defense for public affairs.

This is the fourth annual summit hosted by the National Center for Technology and Law with the objective of fostering business relationships, promoting the global use of information technology, and creating an open environment for discussing policy issues. Congressman Tom Davis (R-Va.) and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Don Evans are cochairing this year’s conference. For more information, visit the summit web site or call Anna Rankin at (202) 467-2778.

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