• Ethics of cyber defense talk set

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  • Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation
    The seventh presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for Command and General Staff College academic year 2018 will be at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center. University of Kansas Professor of Law Dr. Michael Hoeflich will lead a discussion on the ethics of cyber defense.
    “Cyber security operations and the ethical considerations in cyber defense are very complex,” said Rod Cox, Simons Center program director. “We are very much looking forward to Dr. Hoeflich’s presentation and exploring the ethical issues in cyber defense. If one of our systems is under cyber attack, can the administrators attack back to stop it? Can we employ our own hackers to prevent or stop cyber attacks? We hope to discuss these kinds of issues and others to better understand how we might operate ethically in the cyber domain.”
    Hoeflich is the John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas and director of the new master’s degree program in Homeland Security Law and Policy at KU. He is an expert on cyber law, policy and the integration of the private and public sector. Hoeflich holds a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He has taught at the University of Illinois, Syracuse University and KU and served as dean of the law schools at Syracuse and KU. Among his academic interests, ethics has played an important role for nearly four decades. Hoeflich has published numerous books and articles on the subject.
    The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School. The series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. The presentations are scheduled each month. The next lecture is April 3 and will feature a presentation entitled “Ambassadorial Expectations and Country Team Operations.”
    All lectures in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series are free and open to the public. As the series moniker states, the lecture series is conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room.
    The Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation was established April 21, 2010, as a major program of the Command and General Staff College Foundation, Inc. The Simons Center is committed to the development of military leaders with interagency operational skills and an interagency body of knowledge that facilitates broader and more effective cooperation and policy implementation. For information visit www.thesimonscenter.org.
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