DMA Capitol Hill Events

You are cordially invited to attend a special Capitol Hill discussion on

The Law and Active Cyber Defense

Sponsored by the Daniel Morgan Academy
In Cooperation with the Office of Senator Mark Kirk

Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188

Thursday, April 21, 2016
5:00 - 6:00 PM

The purpose of his event is to advance thinking on active cyber defense (less euphemistically known as cyber offense). At issue is whether U.S. law can be interpreted to allow a private sector actor to retaliate for an intrusion by hacking the hacker back. That is to say, by committing the same offense perpetrated against that actor.  It has long been accepted that the U.S. Government can commit active cyber defense and the private sector cannot. Accordingly, the question is whether U.S. law as it stands can be interpreted to permit retaliation or do we need new law.


Anthony Glosson
Associate, Government & Regulatory Affairs
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Jeremy Rabkin
Professor of Law, George Mason University


Michael Mukasey
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpon
Former Attorney General of the United States

Paul Rosenzweig
Founder of Red Branch Consulting PLLC, and a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security.

Abram Shulsky
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, former adviser to the undersecretary of Defense for Policy


Kenneth D.M. Jensen
Senior Research Fellow
Daniel Morgan Academy

Please click on the below RSVP button to reserve your seats:

to Attend Lecture


A graduate school serving the national security community 

Event Contact:

Learn more about DMA's graduate programs: 
Watch our virtual open house