AGENDA

Friday, October 22, 2021

7:30 a.m.

Registration, exhibit setup and networking breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Morning Welcome

8:10 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.

Keynote Fireside Chat

Speaker:
TBD

8:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Award Presentation – Cyber Deal of the Year

8:50 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity:  Setting Policy to Help Defend the Nation

Our national critical infrastructure underpins our economic, military and political structure, yet its resilience and security continues to be under significant threat from highly capable actors, including nation-states and advanced criminal organizations.  These threat actors have well-understood capabilities that could be utilized as an element of national power, particularly given the interconnected nature of our cyber ecosystem.  These issues have presented the new administration with immediate and systemic challenges.  With an ever increasing set of complex challenges, our infrastructure deserves a full national response.  The administration has assembled a strong team with significant cyber experience, put in place a new executive order on public sector cybersecurity, and continues to engage with the private sector on ongoing threats.  At the same time, Capitol Hill is holding hearings on the threats facing our nation, has enacted a number of Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s recommendations, and is considering additional measures.  This panel will bring together government and industry leaders to evaluate ongoing activities and discuss how they might play out, whether more can and should be done, and if so, what that ought to be.  The panel will examine some of the key policy and operational issues that must be addressed in dealing this generational challenge.

Moderator:
TBD

Panelists:
TBD

9:35 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Award Presentation – Cyber Executive of the Year

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity:  Practical Realities of Defending Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure From Known and Unknown Threats 

A significant portion of the nation’s critical infrastructure—across all 16 sectors identified by the federal government—is owned and/or operated by the private sector.  While much of the discussion about defending critical infrastructure centers around the critical need for a robust public-private partnership to protect the nation, relatively little attention is given to the practical realities faced by the critical infrastructure providers that our nation has put on the front lines of our nation’s defense.  This panel will seek to explore the issues and challenges facing critical infrastructure providers when it comes to cyber defense—including those related to balancing key priorities, such as protecting internal systems and downstream customers, preserving shareholder value, ensuring board members and c-suite executives understand cyber risk, and public market and government regulator expectations when it comes cyber security.  The panel will also examine issues facing such providers around ensuring basic cyber hygiene as well as defending against advanced threat actors, including nation-states and well-organized criminal groups.  The goal of this session is to allow panelists and attendees to better understand the practical issues facing critical infrastructure providers and to help identify opportunities to help address these issues.

 

Moderator:
TBD

Panelists:
TBD

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Award Presentation – Cyber Startup of the Year

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Innovation Panel 

The Capital Cybersecurity Summit Innovation Panel will discuss industry solution and innovation that is seeking to address the threats to cybersecurity. With conversations about emerging technology and the impact of companies who have formed to address the industry’s needs, this panel will seek to highlight the local success stories whose innovation is changing the way in which cybersecurity is addressed.

 

Moderator:
Alicia Lynch, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Cognizant

Panelists:
TBD

11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Award Presentation – Cyber Government Contractor of the Year  

11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Keynote Fireside Chat

Speaker:
TBD

12:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Awards Presentation – Cyber CEO of the Year and Cyber Company of the Year

12:35 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Reception