Intellectual Property and Cyber Security conference

The U.S. Embassy together with the Ministry of Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies held a conference on “Intellectual Property and Cyber Security.” During the conference Ambassador Litzenberger noted that licensing software saves companies and government money in the long run from the steep costs of recovering money and information lost from cyberattacks and other malign interference. He said that in fact, every year malware from unlicensed software costs companies and governments worldwide nearly $359 billion a year. Mark Pfeifle, an expert in cyber security, communications, and policy implementation who served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for strategic communication and global outreach at the White House from 2007 to 2009, also participated in the conference and spoke about unlicensed software’s threats to national security.