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Cyber Warfare- Myth or Reality
Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Presented by: Steve Hilkowitz

Is our networked society really vulnerable, as some have suggested, to a knock-out blow by state-sponsored hackers or terrorists? And, if so, what can be done to defend the United States from this and from other acts through external networks that transcend ours borders and breach our laws? This discussion will look at our potential vulnerabilities, the ability of our competitors to attach those vulnerabilities, and the potential of that occurring.  Your thoughts will be welcome throughout the discussion.   

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About Steve Hilkowitz:

Steve Hilkowitz Steve Hilkowitz retired after thirty years with the United States Department of Defense in a variety of legal and operational positions. Included among his various assignments were many years in the Counsel’s Office of the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia. Hilkowitz has also served as the Chief Counsel of the Philadelphia Remedies Unit, a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, investigators, auditors, and contracts personnel, created to coordinate with the Department of Justice in resolving allegations of procurement fraud against major defense contractors and to serve as the primary DOD focal point for these cases. Mixed in with fraud and other legal positions, Hilkowitz served on the Department of Defense Joint Staff as a political/military advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the team leader for the group providing legal services and advice to the Subsistence Directorate of the Defense Personnel Support Center; the Chief Trial Attorney for the Philadelphia Region of the Defense Contract Management Command, and in a variety of assignments focusing on homeland security and international and domestic disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. In his last position prior, he was an Associate Deputy General Counsel, representing the United States in the litigation of Habeas Corpus Petitions and other legal motions filed in the United States District Court by individuals detained by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay Naval facility.

Hilkowitz has a bachelor’s degree in business and political science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in strategic studies from the National War College of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Margaret M. McCoey, M.S.

Margaret (Peggy) McCoey, M.S.
Program Director

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Economic Crime Forensics
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