- October 20, 2017
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Fireside Chat with Leading Cyber Security Expert: Ben Flatgard
Date: Tuesday 24th October
Time: 5.00pm for 5.30pm start
Location: CBR Innovation Network – Level 5, 1 Moore Street
In it together: Cybersecurity and Public-Private Partnerships.
Ben Flatgard is the 2017 Alliance 21 Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is the founder and principal of Cycise, llc, a security consultancy and technology company. Cycise advises companies on cybersecurity and technology regulatory policy, as well as enterprise security and secure product design. Ben is also a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.
Ben served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2017. In his most recent post, as Director for Cybersecurity Policy on the National Security Council, Ben was responsible for leading policy development for the U.S. government in areas related to cybersecurity in the financial services and healthcare sectors, consumer security, and emerging technology.
Before joining the National Security Council, Ben served as Senior Advisor for the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Financial Institutions. In this role, he acted as chief of staff and senior policy adviser on matters related to financial technology, cybersecurity, financial regulatory reform, consumer protection and financial inclusion, and community lending. Prior to his time at Treasury, Ben was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and Director for Economics at the Presidential Personnel Office of the White House. Ben held a variety of roles on the Obama for America campaign from 2007-2008. Ben received his Masters in Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
Supported by the U.S. Embassy Canberra and the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney