Cyber Security Industry Alliance Newsletter • Volume 2, Number 5 • January 2006

CSIA Events at RSA 2006

Paul Kurtz to Name Excellence in Public Policy 2006 Award Winner

Each year, the industry-wide RSA Conference presents awards for excellence in a variety of categories. The RSA Conference 2006 Excellence in Public Policy Award is designed to recognize significant contributions and leadership in the field of information security and privacy public policy. The judging committee seeks to reward nominees who hold elected or appointed office, are associated with public interest organizations or are associated with an organization that has significantly contributed to the development or application of current information security and/or privacy policy.

For the second straight year, the award for public policy is co-sponsored by the Cyber Security Industry Alliance.

2006 award nominations have closed and are being judged by CSIA members. CSIA Executive Director Paul Kurtz will present the award to the recipient(s) at the RSA Conference on February 15.

Public Policy Award Presentation
Wednesday, February 15
8:00 – 8:30 am
San Jose Civic Auditorium

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CSIA Town Hall Meeting

Internet Governance: The Role of the Nation State
Wednesday, February 15
Noon - 1:00 pm
San Jose Civic Auditorium

Paul Twomey, ICANN
CEO, will be a featured
Town Hall speaker

CSIA is hosting a town hall meeting featuring Paul Twomey of ICANN in an open discussion of the role of National States in Internet Governance:

  • What effect could a change in governance structure have on the reliability and stability of the Internet
  • Government's role in cybersecurity issues
  • Public sector's role in driving cybersecurity initiatives

As governments recognize the importance of the Internet, they are raising questions and concerns about how it is controlled. The town hall will provide an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges the Internet may face in the future as more services and activities are available online.

Please join our Town Hall meeting.

About Dr. Paul Twomey

Dr. Paul Twomey is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Following a private-sector role as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Dr. Twomey held executive positions within the Australian Government's foreign trade organization Austrade. Later he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE), through which he began his involvement with ICANN. Following his departure from NOIE, Dr. Twomey created a consultancy with Ira Magaziner, Domestic Policy Adviser to former US President Bill Clinton. He also continued his role on with ICANN as external advisor to the Australian Government. He was appointed to his present ICANN position in 2004.

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Celebrate CSIA’s Second Birthday

Join us for CSIA's Second Birthday Party and celebrate our second year of extraordinary accomplishments! The celebration will be held during the RSA conference and, incidentally, the Olympics.

We'll have the large screen TV on so that you can party with us and cheer on the world’s top athletes.


CSIA Birthday Party
Wednesday, February 15
8:30 – 10:30 pm
Agenda Lounge
Restaurant Level, 399 S. First Street, San Jose


RSVP today. We hope to see you there!


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