The Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 Launch

Washington, D.C.The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is hosting an international panel of cybersecurity experts to discuss national considerations for  cyber preparedness.  The panel of experts will include experts from the World Bank, Organization of American States, Israel, Canada, and the Netherlands.  Panelists will discuss global cybersecurity initiatives and the impact of the recently released “Cyber Readiness Index 2.0, A Plan for Cyber Readiness: A Baseline and an Index.”   The event will take place at the Institute on January 22, 2016 from 1030AM to 1230PM EST.

The Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 is unique methodology for evaluating and measuring the level of preparedness for certain cybersecurity risks at the national level.  The CRI 2.0 examines 125 countries and evaluates a country's maturity and commitment to securing its infrastructure and services.   The leading author Melissa Hathaway and Georgetown University professor Catherine Lotrionte will discuss the importance of the CRI 2.0 and cyber security metrics.  

Melissa Hathaway states, “The Cyber Readiness Index 1.0 was launched in Australia two years ago and has influenced many countries around the world. We hope the CRI 2.0 has even broader impact.”

The event will be live streamed here.

Event Features Opening Remarks by:
General Al Gray 
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the Marine Corps; Senior Fellow, Chairman, Board of Regents, Potomac Institute
Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 Discussants Include: 
Catherine Lotrionte
Associate Director of the Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security at Georgetown University 
Melissa Hathaway
Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute

The International Panel Discussion on the Importance of Cyber Security Includes: 

Amir Becker

Director of Cyber Cooperation, National Cyber Bureau, Israeli Ministry of Economy


Belisario Contreras

Program Manager, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, Organization of American States


Rafal Rohozinski

Principal, The SecDev Group


Sandra Sergent

Senior Operations Officer, Cyber Security Practice, World Bank


Jeroen van Vugt

Counselor for Security and Justice, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands



For more information, contact the Cyber Readiness Index team at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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