CyberNext DC

Venable LLP – Washington, DC
October 4th | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Building off the success of last year’s event and in celebration of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Coalition for Cybersecurity Policy & Law, the Cyber Threat Alliance, and NSI hosted “CyberNextDC” policy day in Washington on Thursday, October 4th, 2018.

In an increasingly interconnected world with constantly evolving cyber threats, promoting policies to strengthen the digital ecosystem is critical. Such policies include promoting a risk management approach to protecting networks and systems, adopting new technologies to protect from the latest malicious cyber activity, and actively engaging with government and industry partners to share information.

This day-long event featured prominent members of the cybersecurity community as well as congressional and administration leadership who are actively engaged in cybersecurity policy issues. The event also featured top policymakers, leading industry practitioners, and other experts discussing the current state of cybersecurity, fostering critical discussions among participants, and identifying forward thinking approaches to improve cybersecurity.

Among the many distinguished speakers were Rapid7 CEO Corey E. Thomas, Tenable CEO Amit Yoran, Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate Chris Krebs, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Asset Protection Adam Hickey.

Attendees came away from the event with useful, innovative, and actionable information to improve their cybersecurity practices. The event wrapped up with a rooftop social hour.

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8:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 AMWelcome & Opening Remarks

Stuart Ingis, Chairman, Venable LLP
Ari Schwartz, Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable LLP and Coordinator, Cybersecurity Coalition
9:10 AMKeynote

Jim Baker, Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
9:30 AM Operational Collaboration Panel

Moderator: Michael Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Threat Alliance
Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks
Bill Nelson, President and Chief Operations Officer, Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Megan Brown NSI Senior Fellow and Partner, Wiley Rein
Ben Miller, Director, Threat Operations Center, Dragos
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMMultiParty Hardware Component Vulnerability Disclosure Panel

Moderator: Ari Schwartz
Amyn Gilani, NSI Visiting Fellow and Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Audrey Plonk, Senior Director, Government and Policy Group, Intel Corp.
Matt Scholl, Chief of Computer Security Division in Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bobbie Stempfley, Managing Director, CERT Division at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Peter Lefkowitz, Chief Privacy and Digital Risk Officer, Citrix Systems
11:15 AMKeynote

Amit Yoran, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tenable
11:45 AMLunch
Chris Krebs, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Corey Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rapid7
1:15 PMWorkforce Panel

Moderator: Simone Petrella, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, CyberVista
Joanna Daly, Vice President, Talent, IBM
Rodney Peterson, Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, NSI Senior Fellow and Chief Social Strategist, Endgame
2:15 PMSupply Chain Security

Moderator: Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity, USTelecom - Broadband Association
Jon Gannon, Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T
Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco
Mark Curphey, Vice President of Strategy, CA Veracode
Evelyn Remaley, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Tom Donahue, NSI Visiting Fellow & Retired, Central Intelligence Agency
3:15 PMCoffee Break
3:30 PMKeynote

Keynote Speaker:
Adam Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Asset Protection, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
4:00 PMSecurity Luminaries, Future Topics, Encryption Panel

Kate Charlet, Director, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Heather West, Senior Policy Manager, Mozilla
Michael Ehrlich, NSI Visiting Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, IronNet Cybersecurity
Beau Woods, Cyber Safety Innovation Fellow, Atlantic Council; Volunteer, I AM The Cavalry
Anne Marie Zettlemoyer, NSI Visiting Fellow & Cyber Strategist
4:45 PMClosing Keynote

Grant Schneider, Federal Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management and Budget; Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council Staff
5:15 PMClosing Remarks

Michael Daniel
5:30 PMCocktail Hour on the Roof