October 19 | 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.


2:30 pm

Registration and Networking Reception

3:00 pm

Welcome Remarks

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm














Opening Panel

Cyber Hacking: Stories from the Front Line

How do you know if your company is at risk of being hacked? Does your company have adequate measures in place to prevent common types of cyber hacking, such as malware, ransomware, and phishing? What happens if your company data and systems are compromised—and what do you do next?

Join our panel of experts from cutting-edge industries and Federal agencies for a candid discussion based on stories from the front line. Speakers will share first-hand experiences about what happens before, during, and after a hacking incident.

Go deeper:

  • Learn what steps your company can take to guard against and mitigate cyber attacks
  • Explore the details of ransomware negotiations
  • Discover how cybersecurity experts use the dark web to verify and validate stolen data
  • Gain insights from real-life cyber hacking encounters that can benefit and protect your company

Moderator: Alicia Lynch, SVP, CSO, Cognizant


  • Kurtis Minder, CEO, GroupSense
  • Rob Spitler, Managing Director Global Professional Services, Tracepoint
  • Paul Curylo, VP and CISO, Inova Health System
  • Kurt John, Global CSO, Expedia

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm



Keynote Fireside Chat

Moderator: Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO, Tenable


  • Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director, National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Joe Lea, President, Shift5

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm















Closing Panel

Intersections of Innovation in Cybersecurity

The need for innovation in cybersecurity is greater than ever, as nations, non-state actors, and cybercriminals employ increasingly sophisticated methods to access sensitive systems and steal valuable data. How can your company keep up with the need to continuously innovate cyber platforms, tools, and services to stay one step ahead?

Hear from our expert panel, who will discuss the need for a cross-disciplinary approach to build and maintain cybersecurity systems, explore critical issues in digital ethics, and share the latest defense tools and tactics against cyberattacks.

Go deeper:

  • Explore emerging and future threats, including offensive AI/ML and cloud exploits
  • Discover quantum computing’s effect on cryptography
  • Understand and mitigate Web3 vulnerabilities

Explore the newest technologies, processes, and methods to deter and defend your company against attackers.

Moderator: Tom Knox, Partner and Chair, Technology Corporate Practice, King & Spalding


  • Mark Bristow, Director Cyber Infrastructure Protection Innovation Center, MITRE Labs
  • Matthew Saner, Principal Security Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
  • Rick Tossavainen, CEO, Dark Wolf Solutions

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Awards Presentation 

  • Cyber Government Contractor of the Year (Large and Small company)
  • Cyber Company of the Year (Large and Small company)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm