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Friday, October 22, 2021

7:45 a.m.

Registration and Networking

8:00 a.m.

Morning Welcome 

8:10 – 8:40 a.m.

Keynote Fireside Chat

Jen Easterly, Director, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Matt Howard, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sonatype

8:40 – 8:45 a.m.

Award Presentation – Cyber Government Contractor of the Year

8:45 – 9:35 a.m.

Panel – Critical Infrastructure: Setting Cybersecurity Policy to Help Defend the Nation

Our nation’s critical infrastructure underpins our economy, military and government, yet its resilience and security continues to be at risk due to activities of highly capable bad actors, including nation-states and advanced criminal organizations. This panel discusses the ongoing risks of cyber-attacks facing the new administration and other policy makers.


Jamil Jaffer, Founder & Executive Director, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University and SVP Strategy, Partnerships & Corporate Development, IronNet Cybersecurity

Derek Weeks, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, The Linux Foundation

Jody Westby, Esq., CEOGlobal Cyber Risk LLC (GCR)

Emily Frye, Director, Cyber Integration, MITRE

 9:35 –9:40 a.m. 


Award Presentation – Cyber Executive of the Year

9:40 – 10:30 a.m.

Panel – Practical Realities: Critical Infrastructure from Known and Unknown Threats

This panel covers cyber defense strategies approaches, including protecting internal systems and downstream customers, preserving shareholder value, ensuring board members and c-suite executives understand cyber risk, government regulators to ensure basic cyber hygiene, and how to defend against advanced threat.


Cameron Burks
, Vice President of Global Safety and Security, Adobe

Adam Lee, Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Dominion Energy

Nate Lesser, Chief Information Security Officer, Children’s National Hospital

Mike Makowka, Chief Information Security Officer & Managing Director, Tracepoint

Dr. Barbara George, Executive Director, Advisory Services, Fortalice Solutions

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 – 10:50 a.m.

Award Presentation – Cyber Startup of the Year

10:50 – 11:40 a.m.

Panel – Innovation and Investment: Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Practice

The need to continuously innovate cybersecurity platforms, tools and services is now greater than ever before, as cybercriminals, nation-states, and other threat actors employ sophisticated methods to access sensitive systems and steal valuable data. With subject matter experts and cyber leaders from the region’s most dynamic and innovative cybersecurity companies, this panel explores the newest technologies, processes and methods to deter and defend against these attackers.


Grant Elliott, CEO and Chairman, Ostendio

Ryan LaSalle, Senior Managing Director, North America Lead, Accenture Security

Charles O. Onstott III, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Chris Simkins, CEO and Co-Founder, Corsha

Tom Knox, Partner, King & Spalding

11:40 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Keynote Fireside Chat

Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO, Tenable

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

12:20 – 12:30 p.m.

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

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Reception