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Keynote Speaker: Francis Townsend
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (2004-2008), National Security Issues Contributor, CNN
Keynote Session - Cyber Security: The Global Impact and Threat to Business
With over 20 years of world crisis experience, Frances Townsend identifies the danger spots around the world and analyzes their potential impact on you and your organization.
Frances Townsend is a national security leader who has worked across party lines to address some of the world’s most complex and volatile security issues. With more than two decades of public service, including being the original first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence of the Coast Guard, Townsend has worked in law enforcement, intelligence, national security and homeland security; in both civilian and military organizations; in policy and operational jobs; and on domestic and international issues. As Chair of the Homeland Security Council and one of President George W. Bush’s top advisors, Townsend offers an informed viewpoint on the global issues facing President Obama. Through her insights, gleaned from real-world experience, Townsend shares advice for businesses of all shapes and sizes by contending that companies’ view of their global risk must be expanded to properly mitigate their exposure in today’s environment. Townsend has specific steps that business leaders can adopt now so that their organizations can aggressively seek out their vulnerabilities and address those problems they present.