Yale Cyber Leadership Forum


March 30 - April 1, 2017

Established in 2017. The Yale Center for Global Legal Challenges and the Yale Office of International Affairs, with knowledge partner McKinsey & Company, are collaborating on the first-ever Yale Cyber Leadership Forum.

Integrating McKinsey’s extensive knowledge of best practices in cybersecurity with Yale’s scholarly expertise, the Forum focuses 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 at both the firm and the policy/regulatory levels. The Forum includes expert panels, talks by the keynote speakers, and breakout seasons that draw upon the expertise and active participation of Forum attendees.

The Yale Cyber Leadership Forum was an extremely valuable experience! The program brought legal counsel and technologists together to interact in a way that is somewhat atypical in everyday practice. This forum provided a solid link between two professions that were previously thought to be completely separate, and valuable insight from both a technical and regulatory perspective.
— Courtney Toth, Information Security Specialist, WVU Physicians of Charleston

Insights from the 2017 Yale Cyber Leadership Forum

PODCAST: Finding a Strategic Cybersecurity Model (Digital McKinsey) - June 2017

Yale Faculty Director

Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School; a Professor (by courtesy) of the Yale Department of Political Science, Professor of International Law and Area Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center and Director of the Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges at Yale Law School.  She earned her A.B. summa cum laude at Harvard University in 1994 and her J.D. at Yale Law School in 1997. Her recent articles include "Outcasting: The Enforcement of Domestic and International Law" (Yale Law Journal, with Scott Shapiro) and "The Law of Cyber-Attack" (California Law Review, with several co-authors). Professor Hathaway received the Carnegie Scholars Award in 2004.


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