NSI’s Cyber and Tech Center Launch Event with Jen Easterly and Mark Montgomery

September 18, 2023
Contact: Tatum Clifton

Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, and RADM Mark Montgomery (ret.), former Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, join NSI for the launch of its new Cyber and Tech Center 

Arlington, VA — As part of the National Security Institute’s launch of its new Cyber and Tech Center (CTC), the CTC will host Jen Easterly, Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security, and RADM Mark Montgomery (ret.), former Executive Director of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, for two discussions on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 4:00-5:00 PM ET. These conversations will cover the cyber threat landscape, including cyber operations from China, the risks posed by generative AI, and the cyber lessons learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

To register, please click here.

Immediately following these conversations, NSI will host a reception to celebrate the official launch of the CTC.  The NSI CTC is dedicated to shaping the future of America’s landscape and expanding America’s technology leadership by promoting innovation and enhancing resiliency.  The CTC will engage with policymakers, produce cutting-edge research, and host two councils: the Cyber and Tech Security Council and the Tech Leaders and Innovators Council. 

To learn more about the Cyber and Tech Center, click here
Speaker Bios: 
Jen Easterly: Jen Easterly is the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She was nominated by President Biden in April 2021 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 2021.  As Director, Jen leads CISA’s efforts to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the cyber and physical infrastructure Americans rely on every day.  Before serving in her current role, Jen was the head of Firm Resilience at Morgan Stanley, responsible for ensuring preparedness and response to business-disrupting operational incidents and risks to the firm.  

RADM Mark Montgomery (ret.): Mark Montgomery serves as Senior Director of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which advances U.S. prosperity and security through technology innovation while countering cyber threats that seek to diminish them.  Mark also directs CSC 2.0, an initiative that works to implement the recommendations of the congressionally mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission, where he served as Executive Director.   

About the National Security Institute  
The National Security Institute‘s mission is to strengthen American national security and U.S. global leadership by educating future leaders and advancing actionable solutions based on practical experience. NSI draws on the expertise of an all-volunteer group of experts who have held senior positions in the intelligence, defense, technology, and law sectors to produce research and actionable policy proposals. 

About the Scalia Law School
The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University prepares future lawyers to understand both sides of an issue and argue persuasively and civilly, giving them an advantage in today’s polarized society. Scalia Law believes in exposing students to all viewpoints along the legal and political spectrum and encouraging them to join the debate in a civilized and respectful way. 

About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.