Join us on July 20th, for our monthly ISSA meeting! Tim Rains will deliver a presentation on Governments – are they cybersecurity friends or foes? Government access to data examined.

Why would 80% – 90% of audiences in London, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, the Hague, and Brussels be more concerned about lawful U.S. government access to data than APT adversaries from China and Russia?

2023 marks the 10-year anniversary of Edward Snowden leaking those classified documents about U.S. national security intelligence and surveillance. Are the French, Germans, and other EEA nations still concerned about the overreach of U.S. intelligence operations? The answer is yes, very concerned. So much so that in July of 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the adequacy decision that under-pinned the EU-US Privacy Shield. The court’s finding directly referenced a specific section of an obscure law that helps govern U.S. intelligence surveillance activities, called the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Section 702.

What does U.S. intelligence surveillance have to do with commercial data transfers? Some have suggested that the U.S. has weaponized their intelligence capabilities to wage economic espionage against Western European nations among others.

In October of 2022, the President of the United States signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities, to try to address the underlying issues.

What do European-based CISOs, and other executives know about the scope and scale of U.S. intelligence and surveillance activities that you don’t?

Join ISSA-PS to hear Tim Rains answer these questions and more!

This will be a hybrid meeting (both in-person and online). You may attend remotely via Zoom or attend in person. Either way, please register!

Date Time: July 20th at 6:30 PM
Location: Mercer Island Community & Event Center – 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040


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