After attending the Sunday funeral for Wenjian Liu, one of the two NYPD officers who were ambushed and killed on Dec. 20, FBI Director James Comey will speak about the future of cybersecurity at Fordham’s Law School on Wednesday, officials confirmed.
Comey was originally scheduled to speak on Tuesday, but had to postpone his address by a day due to poor weather in Washington, DC.
Comey’s address is the marquee event of the Fifth International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS), which begins Monday and will last four days. It is being hosted by Fordham and the FBI.
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will also speak at Fordham.
The conference, which is sold out, will feature 72 speakers and represent 50 countries. Previous ICCS conferences have featured CIA Director (and Fordham alum) John Brennan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The conference is “an unparalleled opportunity for global leaders in cyberthreat analysis, operations, research, and law enforcement to coordinate their efforts to create a more secure world,” the event’s website says.