NATO assistant secretary general and chairman of the Cyber Defence Management Board, Mr Peter Flory confirmed today his participation at the Conference on Cyber Conflict 2010. Mr Flory will hold his keynote speech on 18 June.
NATO Cyber Defence Management Board is the executive body of the Cyber Defence Management Authority, which brings together the key actors in NATO’s cyber defence activities. Creation of the CDMA was initiated at the 2002 Prague Summit when NATO leaders directed that a technical NATO Cyber Defence Programme be implemented. CDMA was given approval by the North Atlantic Council in March 2008. The Authority manages cyber defence across all NATO’s communication and information systems and supports individual Allies in defending against cyber attacks upon request.
Prior to assuming the position of ASG(DI) in January, 2007, Peter Flory served as the Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. From July 2001 to August 2005, Mr. Flory served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and played a leading role in the development and implementation of US Administration strategies for India and Pakistan, and other nations of South Asia. He has also worked as a journalist. An Honors Graduate of McGill University, Mr. Flory received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.