Hatch Foundation to host ‘Cybersecurity and Geopolitics’ symposium

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The Hatch Center—the policy arm of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation—announced it will be hosting a symposium on cybersecurity and geopolitics entitled “America’s Cyber Resilience in the Digital Age” with keynote speaker John Sherman, Chief Information Officer of the Intelligence Community in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. 

“With an election on the horizon—and our national reliance on technology growing every day—strengthening our cybersecurity infrastructure is more urgent now than ever before,” said Orrin G. Hatch, Chairman Emeritus of the Hatch Foundation. “As a former member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I understand the threats facing our nation, and John Sherman understands those threats better than anyone. I’m grateful John would accept my invitation to visit Utah, and I look forward to hearing from him and our panel of cybersecurity experts.”

“I am pleased to welcome the Hatch Foundation to our campus for an informative and timely symposium on the geopolitical challenges presented by cybersecurity,” said Utah Valley University President Astrid S. Tuminez. “Many of our students are forming their own political ideas and opinions and events such as this one provide environments where they can hear different viewpoints and expand their perspectives.”

Speakers also include Ryan Vogel, Director, Center for National Security Studies, Utah Valley University; John McClurg, VP and Ambassador-at-Large, Blackberry-Cylance; Matt Berrett, Director of Analytics, Center for Anticipatory Intelligence, Utah State University; Adam Marre, Head of SecOps, Qualtrics; Eric Jensen, Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; and Andre Jones, Graduate Research Associate, American University.