Hack the Capitol 4.0


The National Security Institute was excited to partner with ICS Village, the R Street Institute, and the Cyber Bytes Foundation to present Hack the Capitol 4.0., which was held virtually on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST.


Hack the Capitol 4.0 was a day-long, multi-track event designed to educate Congressional staffers, scholars, and press on critical industrial control system cybersecurity challenges facing our nation today.


Hack the Capitol 4.0 delivered programming along three tracks:

1) Policy Panels and Presentations, including keynotes and fireside chats by leading government officials;
‍2) “Technical Talks” designed to offer a deep dive into leading issues in cybersecurity; and
‍3) An Exhibition Hall, with demonstrations (including hands-on) of industrial control systems.

Panel Topics Included:

    • ICS Security in the Middle East
    • ICS Security in Europe
    • ICS and the Press
    • Supply Chain Security: Preventing the Next Big Hack
    • ICS Security and the Cyberspace Solarium Commission
    • Defend Forward in ICS



Speakers Included:

  • Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Co-Chair, Cybersecurity Solarium Commission
  • Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
  • Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)
  • Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA)
  • Dr. Reem Al-Shammari, Chief Information Security Officer, Kuwait Oil Company
  • Tatyana Bolton, Policy Director for Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute
  • Samuel Linares, Accenture Security Managing Director for Global Industry X.0, Europe IX.0, and Operational Technology Security Lead
  • Mark Montgomery, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity Solarium Commission; Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Lily Hay Newman, Senior Writer, Wired
  • Nicole Perlroth, Investigative Journalist, The New York Times
  • Kim Zetter, “Zero Day” Newsletter Founder, Cybersecurity Journalist, Author