Aspen Cybersecurity Risk Council

As malicious cyber threats continue to present a growing risk to economic and national security, it is more critical than ever that the private sector engage global policymakers and highlight critical challenges in cyber policy.


The Aspen Institute’s Cyber Risk Council is a vital platform for businesses and associations of all sizes, from every commercial sector, to come together to share and discuss cybersecurity policy, best practices, and market-based solutions.

Through both public and private convenings throughout the year, the Council brings together thoughtful, progressive, and dynamic companies and organizations who recognize both the opportunities of the wired world and the potential threats it poses to our way of life. Together, we believe we can help ensure that the internet and technology remains a powerful—and positive—force on our economy and our future.

Key to our focus on risk management and protecting innovation will be highlighting important voices and relevant information on the most pressing security threats and topics facing modern organizational leaders, helping companies and associations understand the threat and policy landscape in one of the most fast-evolving fields.

Additionally, Aspen will draw upon the expertise and insight of industry leaders throughout the year to help inform, shape, and educate on key cyber policy questions in other Aspen Digital cybersecurity focused workstreams where appropriate.


The Council is made up of all critical infrastructure sectors. Council sponsorship is for an entire organization, allowing multiple staff or personnel to rotate attending events throughout the year. The Council is Chaired by Jane Holl Lute, former Deputy Secretary at DHS and President and CEO of SICPA North America.

The Cyber Risk Council is generously supported by SICPA NA, American Gas Association, CSO Center | ASIS International, X-Force Threat Intelligence, Intel, PwC, and FireEye. 

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