According to Wikipedia, the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), sponsored by the Association for Information Systems, is “widely considered to be one of the most prestigious conferences for IS/IT (information systems/information technology) in the Western Hemisphere.” Given this description, we’re both honored and humbled that Intertrust’s CTO David Maher has been chosen to speak on a panel addressing one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st Century: as our society becomes increasingly dependent on digital technologies and communications, how do we ensure the safety and security in the face of the ever increasing danger of cyber-attacks? Entitled “How would you like your Digital Future served: Huxley-Orwell- Kafka Dystopian Style or Digitally Responsible?,” the panel also features Professor Yair Levy from the Nova Southeastern University, Associate Professor Jean-Henry Morin from the University of Geneva and Professor Anat Zeelim-Hovav from the Korea University Business School.

The 90-minute panel discussion is the panelists will not only discuss the and the technical aspects of cybersecurity from an industry standpoint, but also bring in international perspectives on the public policy, social and ethical dimensions of the issue. For his part, David Maher will discuss how today’s technology developments show the need to move away from a network security based approach to one more focused on self-protection and maintaining the integrity of data. This year AMCIS is being held in Boston from August 10th to 12th with the panel scheduled for Friday August 11th. If you are planning on attending the event, we hope you can drop by and be part of what promises to be an important discussion.