U.S. News & World Report Joins The George Washington University to Present Cybersecurity Conference

  U.S. News & World Report Joins The George Washington University to Present
                           Cybersecurity Conference

Thomson Reuters Joins as Media Host

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --U.S. News & World Report and The
George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative will co-host the first
in a series of major conferences surrounding cybersecurity policy on Friday,
April 26. The conference will take place at The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at
The George Washington University.

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This conference will bring together senior officials from the U.S. government,
leading representatives from the private sector and independent policy experts
to discuss the status of cybersecurity policy today. They will also examine
the key challenges facing cybersecurity, including increasing public
awareness, international efforts to deter cyber threats, and the efforts of
Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation.

"The cybersecurity threat spectrum – from nation-states to hacktivists – puts
both U.S. national security and economic prosperity at risk, and demands our
urgent attention," said Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security
Policy Institute at The George Washington University, who leads the
university's Cybersecurity Initiative. "The George Washington University is
prioritizing cybersecurity research, education and policy as part of its
effort to contribute to addressing these challenges, and is pleased to co-host
this conference as part of this broader effort."

"Cybersecurity is one of the most important issues facing our country today,"
said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World
Report. "At U.S. News, we have a history of not only bringing these major
issues to light, but helping to get the conversations started so that the
appropriate action can be taken."

Michael Daniel, the cybersecurity coordinator at The White House, and Sen.
Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence, will be the keynote speakers. Among the panelists are Lt. Gen.
Ronald L. Burgess (U.S. Army, ret.), former Director of the Defense
Intelligence Agency; Thomas Harrington, former FBI Associate Deputy Director,
now Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer at Citigroup; and
Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, now President of CrowdStrike Services.

Thomson Reuters will also be participating in the conference as a media

U.S. News is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with these two
organizations to bring together key decision makers and help the discussion of
cybersecurity come into the spotlight. For more information on the subject of
cybersecurity, please go to http://www.usnews.com/news/cybersecurity.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, digital publisher of news and
analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine,
www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money,
Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a
reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that
improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's
signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its
"Best"  series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate
schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.

About The George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative

The GWU Cybersecurity Initiative is a university-wide effort to develop and
catalyze research, education, and policy on cybersecurity issues. It is
intended to inform and bring together current cybersecurity stakeholders
inside and outside of government, and to help to develop the next generation
of cybersecurity leaders.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for
businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative
technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the
financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and
science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news
organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and
Eagan, Minn., Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates
in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and
New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, go

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Contact: Media, Alexi Turbow, aturbow@usnews.com, 202-955-2155
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