Associate General Counsel, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
We are convinced that the Department of Homeland Security’s mission will increasingly involve the cyber environment, from threats to national security to growing international criminal networks to challenges in global trade. Moreover, the practice of law is increasingly depending on the online environment, making it necessary that all attorneys have a solid understanding of how to secure sensitive information entrusted to us. Therefore, the Office of the General Counsel has embarked on an effort to expose all 2,000 attorneys to basic issues in cybersecurity and technology. Mr. Sutherland will explain the approach the Office of the General Counsel at DHS is taking, and lessons they have learned through this ambitious endeavor.