Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Online, video conference

Abstract: Diplomacy and international cooperation play a critical role in defending a stable, reliable, and interoperable internet for everyone across the globe. The U.S.-Italy relationship is central to an incredibly broad range of cyber and technology policy issues and activities. This relationship manifests in broad engagements like the U.S.-EU Cyber Dialogue, and in bilateral engagements like cooperation between law informant agencies, technical threat mitigation and information sharing, and joint cyber education, training, and exercises. Through these mechanisms, cyber diplomacy works to develop and strengthen a widely accepted understanding of what constitutes responsible state behavior in cyberspace and shared approaches to hold states accountable when they do not act responsibly.

Speaker: Anthony R. Byrd is a Foreign Service Officer in the Economic Section at U.S. Embassy Rome, where he works on a range of issues including sanctions policy, terrorist designations and financing, corruption, and cybersecurity. Prior to government service, Mr. Byrd was an academic and university lecturer in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in comparative religion and political theology.

Affiliation: U.S. Embassy, Rome.

Registration: Registration is free. The seminar will be limited to the students from the cybersecurity masters' degree.