Yale Cyber Leadership Forum Announces McKinsey & Company as Knowledge Partner

The Yale Cyber Leadership Forum has announced that it will partner with global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company for the upcoming Forum, taking place March 30 – April 1, 2017.

Integrating McKinsey’s extensive knowledge of best practices in cybersecurity with Yale’s scholarly expertise, the Forum will focus on bridging the divide between law, technology and business in cybersecurity, and expose participants to effective approaches to recognizing, preparing for, preventing, and responding to cyber threats.

During the Forum, McKinsey experts will facilitate specially designed sessions in which thought leaders will strategize on how best to bridge critical knowledge gaps in cybersecurity. After these sessions, a leadership report will be produced based on both large-group and small-group conversations—outlining the challenges posed by the cyber divide and potential strategies for overcoming them—at both the individual firm level and at the government policy/regulatory level.

The Forum’s faculty director is Oona A. Hathaway, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and founder and director of the Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School. “I am very much looking forward to working with McKinsey on developing breakout sessions as part of the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum,“ said Professor Hathaway. “These small group meetings will allow us to draw on the diverse expertise of all of those in attendance at the Leadership Forum to make real progress toward bridging the divide between law, technology, and business on cyber-security.”

“Yale is thrilled to be collaborating with McKinsey to explore these critical cybersecurity challenges at the nexus of law, technology, business and policy,” said Edward Wittenstein, Director of International Relations & Leadership Programs for Yale’s Office of International Affairs. “We could not ask for a better knowledge partner to collaborate with the Yale Law School’s Center for Global Legal Challenges and Yale’s Office of International Affairs on this inaugural program.”

For more information on the Forum and to apply, visit cyber.forum.yale.edu. Enrollment is limited. Applications are being accepted and processed on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.

Source: Yale University Office of International Affairs


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