Time12:00PM1:00PM EST LocationRayburn House Office Building, Room 2255, Washington, DC, 20515
Events hosted by RSI AND In-Person

The Private Sector’s Evolving Role in Conflict—From Cyber Assistance to Intelligence


[Moderator] Brandon Pugh, Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute

Geoff Brown, Vice President, Global Intelligence Platforms, Recorded Future

Joanna LaHaie, Acting Director, Office of International Engagement and Capacity Building, Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, U.S. Department of State

Melanie Teplinsky, Senior Fellow, Tech, Law, and Security Program, American University Washington College of Law


Various outside entities have engaged in the Ukraine conflict, from nations to individuals. One group has emerged as an important contributor but has not traditionally been connected with military crises: the private sector. Companies of various sizes and from different industries have engaged in the Ukraine
conflict from offering products to open-source intelligence (OSINT). While the Ukraine conflict shows one example of private sector involvement in military conflict, it is imperative to consider how such companies might engage in future conflicts and think through outstanding questions in advance.

Join the R Street Institute, in collaboration with the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and Recorded Future, for an event exploring this timely topic. It will feature a panel of diverse experts from academia, government and industry. Topics to be explored include specific examples of private sector engagement in Ukraine and other conflicts, lessons learned, best practices for the future, and potential implications like international law and coordination with governments.

Lunch will be served.

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