IEEE OC Computer Society & OCACM Meeting "Cybersecurity: How Worried Should We Be?"


Event Details

Cutting through the hype, Bryan Cunningham will give a sober and realistic assessment of the cybersecurity threat environment over the next 10 years. He will combine several macro trends with recent legal, technological, national, and economic security developments, putting together the “big picture” to set the stage for the meeting.

Speaker Bio

As the first Executive Director of UCI’s multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute, Cunningham is focused on solution-oriented strategies address technical, legal and policy challenges to combat cyber threats, protect individual privacy and civil liberties, maintain public safety and economic and national security and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security.

Cunningham is a leading international expert on cybersecurity law and policy, a former White House lawyer and adviser and a media commentator on cybersecurity, technology and surveillance issues. He has appeared on Bloomberg, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and other networks.

Cunningham has extensive experience in senior U.S. government intelligence and law enforcement positions. He served as Deputy Legal Adviser to then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. He also served six years in the Clinton Administration as a senior CIA officer and federal prosecutor. He drafted significant portions of the Homeland Security Act and related legislation, helping to shepherd them through Congress. He was a principal contributor to the first National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, worked closely with the 9/11 Commission and provided legal advice to the President, National Security Advisor, the National Security Council, and other senior government officials on intelligence, terrorism, cybersecurity and other related matters.

Venue & Parking

This meeting will be at the Knobbe Martens' Irvine offices. Parking validation will be provided to attendees:  parking tickets should be validated at building reception desk upon arrival.

  Date and Time




  • Knobbe Martens
  • 2040 Main Street
  • Irvine, California
  • United States 92614
  • Room Number: 275W 2nd Floor
  • Click here for Map
  • Co-sponsored by OC ACM



Cybersecurity: How Worried Should We Be?


6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking
7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation
8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned