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Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare Focus of ABA Law and National Security Event

Former NSA insider will speak at ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security Breakfast Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 11, 2011 — Joel Brenner, a former top-level National Security Agency insider, will speak at the _ Standing Committee on Law and National Security breakfast program Oct. 14, at the University Club in Washington, D.C.  He will discuss his new book, America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare, which explores America’s next great battleground: digital security.  In his book, Brenner appraises the new faces of war and espionage—virtual battles, and discusses the dangerous implications for government, business and the American people.

Brenner, who has years of experience inside and outside of government involving national security matters, specializes in global risk management, privacy and data security, and internal investigations.  Before joining the technology-oriented law firm, Cooley LLP, Brenner was senior counsel at the National Security Agency, and was also the head of U.S. counterintelligence under the Director of National Intelligence.  As head of U.S. counterintelligence, Brenner was responsible for integrating the counterintelligence activities of the 17 departments and agencies with intelligence authorities from 2006–2009.  He also served as NSA’s inspector general.

Brenner earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.  He was awarded the Intelligence Community Achievement Medal in July 2009.

Who:
Joel Brenner

Author of America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare

What:
America
the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime and Warfare
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

When:
Oct. 14
8 – 9 a.m.

Where:
University Club
1135 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

For media credentialing, please contact Alexandra Buller at . There is no charge for media to attend this event.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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