November 16, 2016
The Mayflower Hotel
8 AM – 5 PM

Keynote Speaker
Raj Shah

Managing Partner, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, Department of Defense

Keynote Speaker
Philip D. Quade

Special Assistant to the Director for Cyber and Director, NSA Cyber Task Force

Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost

Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-3/5/7

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Road Map to Innovation & Collaboration

CyberCon 2016 is the forum for dialogue on strategy and innovation to secure civilian and defense networks, as well as private-sector networks that hold their sensitive data. Cybersecurity will be the defining challenge for the foreseeable future and CyberCon 2016 will provide a roadmap for innovation and collaboration that lead to more transparent and secure networks.

  • Enterprise architecture
  • Collaboration
  • Monitoring and authentication
  • Network visibility and modernization
  • Insider threats
  • Big data and technical enablers

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Welcome Remarks

  • Amber Corrin, Editor, C4ISRNET
  • Aaron Boyd, Editor, Federal Times

Military Cyber Ops: Emerging Demands and New Initiatives

This panel features leads from a variety of cyber teams and gives them an opportunity to discuss their vision and current priorities, how they're coordinating across myriad cyber organizations, their respective requirements and directives, how they support troops in the field, and what modern cyber operations mean for them. The panel will also delve into how cyber is helping to change the face of military. Moderator: Mark Pomerleau, Reporter, C4ISRNET
  • Gregg Kendrick, Executive Director, S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace CommandCONFIRMED
  • Kenneth Slaughter, Director of Washington Operations, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)CONFIRMED

Tip-of-the-Spear: Cyber Warfare Tactics

Cyber and warfare experts – including leaders from CYBERCOM branches, military academia, NSA and former NSA/DoD intel officers– on how cyber is and can be used as a prelude to kinetic conflict. Moderator: Amber Corrin, Editor, C4ISRNET
  • Brig. Gen. Robert Skinner, Deputy Commander, Joint Force HQ DOD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN)CONFIRMED
  • Brig. Gen. Patricia Frost, Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-3/5/7CONFIRMED
  • Brig. Gen. Jen Buckner, Deputy Commander, Operations, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command – CONFIRMED
  • John Sutton, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Civilian and Defense Business Group, Vencore CONFIRMED

The CXO Cyber Challenge

Most CIOs are trained to deliver IT solutions; few have an education in cybersecurity. Yet when a major breach happens they often shoulder the blame. Panel of CIOs/CISOs will discuss how IT managers can stay ahead on cybersecurity; whether CISOs should report to CIOs or take full responsibility as part of the c-suite; and whether business trumps security. Moderator: Carten Cordell, Senior Staff Reporter, Federal Times
  • Rafael Diaz, Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development - CONFIRMED
  • Barry Barlow, Chief Technology Officer, Vencore - CONFIRMED
  • Sylvia Burns, CIO, Department of the Interior – CONFIRMED
  • Steve Cooper, CIO, Department of Commerce – CONFIRMED

Offense as the Best Defense: Lessons From White Hat Hackers

In cyber, as in other things, good offense can be the best defense. Proactive cybersecurity methods are often the best defense. White hat hackers, pen test experts and insider threat hunters explain the best options for proactive defense. Moderator: Aaron Boyd, Editor, Federal Times
  • Linus Barloon, Director, Cybersecurity, Senate Sergeant at Arms - CONFIRMED
  • Kerry Long, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity - CONFIRMED
  • Lisa Wiswell, Digital Security Lead, Defense Digital Service, Department of Defense CONFIRMED
  • Mark Kuhr, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Synack – CONFIRMED

Partnering to Protect Private Sector

Representatives from Homeland Security’s Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) and DoD’s Cyber Crime Center (DC3)  programs that leverage government resources to help the private sector deter and rebuff cyberattacks  will discuss the government’s role in protecting the private sector; how federal contractors, the defense industrial base and other companies can work with agencies to increase the nation’s cybersecurity posture overall; and what the government needs from industry.
Moderator: Jill Aitoro
  • Robert Knake, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations ­CONFIRMED
  • Chris Carpenter, Director, DIB Collaboration Information Sharing Environment (DCISE) – CONFIRMED
  • Brad Nix, Acting Director, US-CERT CONFIRMED

Security on the Move

The rise of technology – smaller, smarter devices and cloud storage, in particular – have created a mobile workforce like no one ever imagined. But this mobility causes major security concerns, from users logging on to insecure networks to unapproved apps leaking sensitive data. Mobility experts from the DoD and civilian agencies discuss the many traps and pitfalls brought on by a mobile workforce and the technical solutions – from mobile device management to derived credentials – they’re using to ensure their device and network integrity. Moderator: Amber Corrin, Editor, C4ISRNET
  • Michael McCarthy, Division Chief, LandWarNet Division, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis - CONFIRMED
  • Richard Young, CIO, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA - CONFIRMED­
  • Robert Palmer, Deputy CTO, Department of Homeland Security - CONFIRMED
  • Greg Cranley, Senior Director, Federal and U.S. Public Sector Sales, Centrify – CONFIRMED

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The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

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