November 14, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome and Networking Reception


Keynote Remarks
Howard Marshall
, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Intelligence, Outreach and Support Branch, FBI



November 15, 2017

7:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

7:45 a.m.

Morning Welcome

8:00 a.m.

Successful Cybersecurity Growth Companies in the Region

Hear from the CEOs building some of the region’s greatest cybersecurity growth companies as they share their unique insights into scaling their businesses and their teams into world-class organizations. These CEOs will share their success stories and their lessons learned, and talk about why the Greater Washington region is an international hub for the next generation of cybersecurity companies.


John Ackerly, CEO and Co-Founder, Virtru
Rohyt Belani, Co-Founder and CEO, PhishMe
Jack Huffard
, President, COO & Co-Founder, Tenable
Tiffany Olson Jones, CEO, Distil Networks

Mark Frantz, Co-Founder, BlueDelta Capital Partners

8:50 a.m.

The State of Cloud Security and Compliance: Dispelling the Myth of Cloud Insecurity

A panel discussion on how the three most prominent cloud providers are helping to make cloud migration an easy decision by taking security and compliance concerns off the table. During this session, panelists will discuss the hurdles that they’ve had to overcome, how they are currently helping customers and their thoughts about the future of cloud adoption as they continue to address security and compliance needs.


Susie Adams
, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal
Matthew O’Connor, Security Program Manager for Google Cloud Platform, Google
Doug VanDyke, General Manager, Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

John B. Wood
, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Telos Corporation

9:35 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 a.m.

Unique Ways to Attract Top Cyber Talent

This panel will discuss innovative ways companies have overcome the cyber talent gap challenges in their organizations. During the discussion, speakers will share best practices that have been implemented to attract, recruit and retain top security talent to maintain a competitive edge and create a talent pipeline.

Karen Evans, National Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge, and Partner, KE&T Partners, LLC 
Brian Loggins
, Manager, Strategic Analysis, Initiatives & Operations, Cyber & Intelligence Mission Solutions, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Girish Seshagiri, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc.
Renee Brown Small, President and Founder, Cyber Human Capital LLC

Susan Fallon, Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development, Monster Government Solutions

10:50 a.m.

What Keeps CISOs Up At Night?

Join us for a lively discussion on the hottest cybersecurity topics that keep your CISO up at night. Covering several industries, our panelists will surely keep it interesting.


Rick Howard, CSO, Palo Alto Networks
Dr. Kevin McGuire, CIO, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, NSWCCD
Ray Murphy, Vice President, Information Security, Navy Federal Credit Union
Dr. Michael Papay
, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman

Tom Kellermann, CEO, Strategic Cyber Ventures

11:40 a.m.

Keynote Remarks
Grant Schneider, Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer; Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council

12:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch & Exhibits

1:30 p.m.

Federal Cyber Acquisition for the Budget Year

The May 2017 Executive Order on federal cybersecurity has placed renewed focus on securing federal networks and critical infrastructure. In this session, federal procurement experts will discuss navigating the changes to the federal cybersecurity acquisition process and share insights on the future of federal cybersecurity acquisition.

Jeremy McCrary
, Procurement Policy Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB
Ross Nodurft, Chief, Cybersecurity Team, Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer, OMB
Roger Waldron
, President, The Coalition for Government Procurement

Robert Burton, Partner, Crowell & Moring

1:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies: Government and Industry Intersections

This panel will feature a discussion of issues related to new and emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles, smart states, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and the implications for cybersecurity. The panel will discuss issues from the perspective of state, local and federal policymakers, as well as from the private industry perspective, and what these new technologies mean for the future of government and industry interactions.


Michael A. Aisenberg, Chair, Information Security Committee, American Bar Association
Jim Gfrerer, Executive Director, Cybersecurity, EY
Andrew Girson, CEO, Barr Group

Timothy Blute, Director, NGA Future, National Governors Association

2:20 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m.

Strengthening Cybersecurity through Public-Private Partnerships

This panel will focus on ways the public and private sectors can work together to improve a state’s cybersecurity. Discussion themes will include information sharing, workforce development and critical infrastructure.


Geoff Hancock, Chairman, Chief Information Security Officers and Cyber Executive Alliance; CEO, Advanced Cybersecurity Group
David Weinstein
, CTO, State of New Jersey
Tom Weithman
, President and Chief Investment Officer, MACH37

Craig Bowman, Vice President, Advanced Solutions – Cyber Security & Cloud, Verizon

2:45 p.m.

The Life of a Hack: A Business Survival Guide

This panel discussion will provide insight into the life cycle of a breach. Explore what to expect in the instance of a hack and what your responsibility entails. Panelists will review the key things you should know after a breach, including how to respond to repair your reputation, prevent further exposure and protect your balance sheet.


Lisa Altman, Senior Vice President, Public Relations, Jaffe PR
Ken Bailey
, Chief Information Security Officer, Fortalice Solutions
Veronica Jackson
, Associate, Miles & Stockbridge
Tim Marlin, Senior Managing Director of Cyber & Professional Liability, The Hartford

David Schaefer, President and CEO, AHT Insurance

3:40 p.m.

Defining Cyber Risk: Are Current Cybersecurity Risk Management Strategies Working? And What’s Next?

Panelists will discuss the current best practices of cyber risk management, what works, what doesn’t and, most importantly, where do we expect  cybersecurity risk management to go in the future. Panelists will also discuss how they place valuation on adding tools to the security stack and what steps are required to achieve a known level of actual security.

Michael Dent, CISO, Fairfax County Government
Amy Howland, Chief Information Security Officer, CSRA
Dr. Ray Letteer, Chief, Cybersecurity Division, U.S. Marine Corps

Robert Carey, Vice President, Cybersecurity, Cloud and UC Solutions, General Dynamics Information Technology

3:40 p.m.

NIST 800-171: Is the Government Paving the Way for Commercial Security?

Join the discussion surrounding how to regulate the cybersecurity health of government agencies, government contractors and commercial entities. Who is responsible to ensure that companies protect their networks and how does regulation affect business?


Tom Finan, Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson
Kelly Hood, Cybersecurity Engineer, G2
Emile Monette
, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Acquisition Advisor, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
Vijay Takanti, Senior Vice President, Product Development, Exostar

N. MacDonnell Ulsch, Senior Consultant, Cyber Forensics, Charles River Associates

4:25 p.m.

Closing Remarks