On November 14, 2018, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) will host 1,500 private sector security professionals at the 33rd annual briefing at the Harry S. Truman building in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is “Protecting Your Organization in a Changing World.” The open press portion of the event includes panel discussions on how prominent organizations counter cyber risks and the challenges of Russian information warfare. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador David Hale will deliver the keynote address.

The open press portion of the event will be open to credentialed members of the press from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14. Media will have an opportunity to speak on the record with former Executive Vice President for Global Protection at Sony Stevan Bernard. Mr. Bernard will speak on the record about lessons learned for chief security officers countering cyber risks.

Media who plan to attend the open press portion of the event must RSVP by Tuesday, November 13, to Rebecca Gomez at GomezRE@state.gov or (571) 225-4527.

Media representatives may participate in the event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport)

For a sneak peek of the agenda, see it here. To learn more about OSAC, visit www.osac.gov.

U.S. Department of State

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