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Conducting Diplomacy & Combating Threats in Cyberspace

Discovery Visiting Fellow Mr Christopher Painter, a globally recognized leader and expert on cyber security, cyber diplomacy, and cyber crime gave a public lecture on Thursday, 5th September at 6.30pm in Boston College, 43 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin.

In the talk entitled "Conducting Diplomacy and Combating Threats in Cyberspace", the former US top cyber diplomat and world renowned cyber expert discussed developments in cyber-diplomacy in response to the shifts in international relations.

Mr. Painter has been on the vanguard of U.S. and international cyber issues for over twenty five years—first as a prosecutor of some of the most high-profile cybercrime cases in the country and then as a senior official at the Department of Justice, FBI, the National Security Council and finally the State Department. He has initiated, helped drive, or advised on virtually every major U.S. cyber policy for over a decade and has created innovative new organizations and approaches to deal with threats and take advantage of opportunities in cyberspace.

Mr. Painter has been a frequent media spokesperson and presenter on cyber issues around the globe. He was named the Bartels World Affairs Fellow by Cornell University for 2017-2018 and chosen as a member of the Board of the Center for Internet Security. He is the recipient of the prestigious RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy (2016), the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the Intelligence Community Legal Award (2008) and has been named to the “Federal 100” list, among other honors.

This event is co-hosted by the UCD Clinton Institute, UCD Research and Boston College Ireland.