CyberNextDC 2021 has ended
CyberNextDC is one of the leading cybersecurity policy conferences in DC. This year’s event will be hybrid, with limited in-person attendance and remote participation via Zoom. The event will focus on the evolution of ransomware, successful information sharing models, and global policy trends and developments in the cybersecurity ecosystem. Our participants will provide insights into long-standing cybersecurity issues along with practical recommendations for cybersecurity policy on topics such as ransomware, information sharing, public-private collaboration, and equity and inclusion in the cybersecurity workforce. Speakers include high-level government policymakers, Coalition and Alliance member representatives, and foreign government officials. We hope you can join us!

If you forgot to register, you can stream the event here!
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Paul Ash

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand
Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital, Cyber Coordinator
Paul is the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital, and the Christchurch Call and Cyber Coordinator, based in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Paul works closely with the technology sector and cyber and digital agencies in New Zealand and globally. Paul took up his role in March 2020.

Paul has had a long association with cyber and digital policy, including as part of New Zealand’s Christchurch Call team since its inception. Paul led DPMC’s National Security Policy Directorate from 2018-2019, providing policy leadership on national security, intelligence, risk and resilience, working with agencies in the national security sector. Paul led the National Cyber Policy Office from its establishment in 2012 through to 2017.

Prior to roles in DPMC, Paul was a career diplomat, serving as Deputy Head of Mission in Brussels from 2008 to 2012, and in postings and secondments in Solomon Islands, Beijing, and Taipei. Paul is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and the Chinese Language and Area Studies School of the Foreign Service Institute.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 18

4:35pm EST