2017 THREAT CONFERENCE

JUNE 21-23, 2017

2017 SPEAKERS
2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
 
 
2017 SPEAKERS

Dr. Jason Matheny

Director, IARPA

Thomas Fanning

President & CEO, Southern Company

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder & CTO, CrowdStrike Inc.

Robert Dannenberg

Former Managing Director and Head of the Office of Global Security, Goldman Sachs

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Tim Estes

Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Digital Reasoning

Mitch Silber

Head of Geopolitical Intelligence FTI Consulting

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Michael Sulick

Senior Partner, Threat Pattern LLC

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Alasdair Gordon

CEO, Shearwater, LLC

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Todd Rosenblum

Senior Executive for National Security Programs, IBM

John Bennett

Board Member, Studies in Intelligence

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Kimberly Dozier

Senior National Security Correspondent & Global Affairs Analyst, The Daily Beast & CNN

David Kramer

U.S. Military & Government Sales, Arc'teryx, Uber Group, LLC

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Dr. Deborah Frincke

Director of Research, NSA

Ray Mabus

Former Secretary of the Navy

Dr. Michael Sulmeyer

Belfer Center - Director of Cyber Security Projects, Harvard Kennedy School

Robert Richer

CEO & President, Uptima Group

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Max Brooks

Best-Selling Author, "World War Z"

Emile Nakhleh

Research Professor & Director of the Global and National Security Policy Institute, University of New Mexico

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Randy Sabett

Vice Chair of the Privacy & Data Protection Practice Group, Cooley LLP

Doug Wise

Former Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Matt Devost

Managing Director of Cyber Defense, Accenture Security & Founder, FusionX BP

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Steven Bay

Director of Threat Reconnaissance & Intelligence, Security On-Demand

David Sanger

National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

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Thomas Donahue

Research Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (ODNI)

Thomas Tull

Founder, TULCO

John McLaughlin

Distinguished Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Robert Griffin

CEO, Ayasdi, Inc.

John Sipher

Director of Client Services CrossLead, Inc.

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Alex Bolling

Vice President for Security CSRA

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Paul Kolbe

Director of International Security Affairs BP

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Mark Kelton

Director & Senior Advisor, MEK & Associates, RedOwl Analytics Inc.

Cipher Brief Network Expert

Nils Puhlmann

Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance

Walter Pincus

Columnist & Senior National Security Reporter, The Cipher Brief

Jeanine Hayden

Board of Governors, National Military Family Association

Cipher Brief Network Expert

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2017 Agenda
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
Innovation
WELCOME RECEPTION
with Cipher Brief Network Experts
WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
by Cipher Brief CEO Suzanne Kelly
THE CIPHER BRIEF ANNUAL THREAT REPORT
presented by General Michael Hayden
Description: The world may have been more dangerous in the past, but, our experts tell us, it has never been more complicated. Based on the insight of our Expert Network, the Cipher Brief brings you its Annual Threat Report, examining the top threats faced in today’s complex security environment. Presented by General Michael Hayden, we break down both the risks and opportunities created by global dynamics.
INNOVATION DINNER
with NGA Deputy Director Susan M. Gordon, John McLaughlin, and Thomas Tull
Description: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Susan M. Gordon talks about the critical role that innovative thinking plays in addressing threats in both the government and private sectors.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22
Innovation & Communication
MORNING BREAKFAST BRIEF
with John McLaughlin
Description: Communication is key when facing a crisis or executing a long-term goal. Find out how the CIA runs its Morning Threat Brief with former Acting Director John McLaughlin.

FIRESIDE CHAT: RISKS TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Introduction by Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly

- General Michael Hayden, Chair, Cipher Brief Cyber Advisory Board

- Thomas Fanning, CEO, Southern Company

Description: Despite years of warnings and known vulnerabilities, the U.S. electric grid remains one of the most concerning targets for terrorist’s intent on having a means to take it down. Now, as news of a new cyber threat emerges, are the public and private sectors doing enough to overcome the threat?

THE PRIVATE SECTOR OPS CENTER

- Robert Dannenberg, Former Managing Director, Global Security, Goldman Sachs

- Paul Kolbe, Director of Global Intelligence, BP
- Robert Richer, CEO, Uptima

Description: There are no ‘private’ CIA’s, so businesses that operate around the globe need to efficiently gather, assess and act on information to protect their employees and assets. Crises are won by the amount of preparation that goes into them. In this new age of information, how do professionals get actionable information faster?

FIRESIDE CHAT: FUELING INNOVATION THROUGH LEADERSHIP

Introduction by Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly

- Susan M. Gordon, Deputy Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
- Thomas Tull, Founder, TULCO, Former Chairman and CEO of Legendary Entertainment

Description: Susan M. Gordon, Deputy Director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and Thomas Tull, engage in a Fireside chat focused on best leadership practices in the public and private sectors and the importance of Innovative thinking in both leadership and national security.

THE TERRORIST THREAT: A CIPHER BRIEF THREAT REPORT BREAKOUT

Led by Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly

- John Bennett, Former Director of CIA’s National Clandestine Service
- Alex Bolling, Former Member of the Senior Intelligence Service, CIA’s Directorate of Operations

- Mitch Silber, Former Director of Intelligence Analysis, NYPD

Description: There is no relief in sight for those fighting the scourge of terrorism. Over the past year, terrorists carried out horrific attacks from Manchester to Kabul to Orlando, using weapons ranging from complex explosives to a simple knife or a truck. As pressure is applied to ISIS in Iraq and Syria, our experts warn more attacks are inevitable. So – what does the West focus on to harden its defenses? Or is this the new normal?

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE with General Jack Keane

The Real Global Threats to Business

Description: Join the first General to be tapped as Secretary of Defense by the Trump Administration and a current Advisor to key national security leaders, as he walks us through the global landscape of threats and issues impacting the national security of the United States and hear his thinking on how the U.S. needs to prioritize them.

INTERVIEW: AN INSIDER’S TAKE ON INNOVATION IN DoD

A Conversation with former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
Led by Kimberly Dozier, Senior National Security Correspondent & Global Affairs Analyst, The Daily Beast & CNN

Description: How can the U.S. Department of the Navy manage multi-pronged threats while maintaining freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and fighting the Global War on Terror – all while the budget process in Washington appears broken for the foreseeable future? Former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discusses the challenges facing the Department of the Navy.

GREAT POWER POLITICS: A CIPHER BRIEF THREAT REPORT BREAKOUT

Led by Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher, Suzanne Kelly

- Michael Sulick, Former Director, CIA’s National Clandestine Service
- Alasdair Gordon, Former Senior National Security Officer, Australian Government

- Emile Nakhleh, Former Senior Intelligence Service Officer, CIA

Description: With Russia at Europe’s borders, a rising China with its eye on global leadership, a disintegrating nation-state order and rise of new state and non-state actors in the Middle East, the United States finds itself mired in partisan and sectarian politics. Washington’s confused relationship with both Beijing and Moscow affects its relationships around the world. What comes next?

RESETTING THE BATTLEFIELD ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A CIPHER SPEED-ROUND BRIEFING

- Robert Griffin, CEO, Ayasdi
- Tim Estes, Founder & President, Digital Reasoning
- Doug Wise, Former Deputy Director Defense Intelligence Agency

Description: Despite dramatic fears of a Skynet-type system that thinks for itself, the reality is that AI hasn’t taken off until recently. To understand where it’s going, we start with the five pillars that machine learning is based on. Armed with the basics, we explore what people think versus what AI can actually do today and then focus attention on how the Department of Defense has been thinking about leveraging the potential. Join us for a discussion of what’s moral, effective, and legal when it comes to Artificial Intelligence.

CYBER THREATS: INFORMATION OPERATIONS, SECURITY AND PRIVACY

A CIPHER SPEED-ROUND BRIEFING
Led by Matt Devost, Managing Director, Accenture Security & CEO, FusionX

- Thomas Donahue, Research Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

- Nils Puhlmann, Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance
- Randy Sabett, Vice Chair, Privacy & Data Protection Practice, Cooley

Description: Government and businesses find themselves equally at risk from cyber attack. Hear directly from both entities as we explore how the nexus of Information Operations, Security, Privacy and Liability is becoming the blueprint for how we need to think about and address current and future cyber threats.

SIDEBAR SEMINARS

GIVING ALL & GIVING BACK

- John McLaughlin, CIA Officer’s Memorial Foundation

- Jeanine Hayden, National Military Families Association

- David Kramer, Special Operations Care Fund

Description: While Members of the Military, Spies and Special Operators are out executing national security missions, dedicated professionals back home work to provide services to the fallen, the injured, and their families. Spend a few minutes hearing about the mission and the meaningful ways in which people are giving back.

THE AUTHOR’S ROOM BOOK SIGNING LOUNGE

Sponsored by The International Spy Museum

- General Michael Hayden, Playing to the Edge

- Michael Morell, The Great War of Our Time
- Michael Sulick, American Spies
- Max Brooks, World War Z

Description: Mingle with the Authors and pick up a signed book compliments of The International Spy Museum.

THE ‘RED CELL’ COCKTAIL HOUR

featuring Author, Max Brooks

Description: The U.S. Government has turned to novelists for years to engage in ‘Red Cell’ exercises, or be a part of ‘Red Teams’ to help think more imaginatively about future threats and their origins. Come share a cocktail with Max Brooks, the Author of ‘World War Z’ and hear how he uses creative innovation strategies to help The Atlantic Council and West Point’s Modern War Institute ‘imagine’ future threat scenarios.

DINNER / A CANDID CONVERSATION

WITH MICHAEL MORELL

Description: The Twice-Acting Director of the CIA who was with George W. Bush on 9/11 and was widely expected to be Director of CIA under a Hillary Clinton Presidency breaks down the global threats and how Washington must come together to face them.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

UNDERSTANDING MEDIA BREAKFAST

Led by Coffee-Infused Cipher Brief Publisher Suzanne Kelly

- Walter Pincus, Chief National Security Columnist, The Cipher Brief, spent 40 years at The Washington Post

- Kimberly Dozier, Senior National Security Correspondent, The Daily Beast, Global A airs Analyst, CNN
- David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Description: The level of criticism being leveled against media outlets appears to be at an all-time high. Amid a divisive political climate, how does the media see its traditional role and how can viewers and readers know who to trust?

THE INSIDER THREAT: MANAGING MITIGATION OVER ELIMINATION

A CIPHER SPEED-ROUND BRIEFING

Mark Kelton, Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, CIA

- Steven Bay, Edward Snowden’s Former Boss at Booz Allen Hamilton, Director of Threat Intelligence & Response,

Security On-Demand
- Todd Rosenblum, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs

Description: Across Government and the private sector, the threat of an ‘Insider’ stealing, destroying or disclosing classiffied or business critical information is a risk that will never be fully eliminated. As new technologies are being invested in and developed to help address the threat, hear how we need to understand the risk and what can – and can’t – be done about it.

 

INTERVIEW: HOW THE NSA IS INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE

A Conversation with Dr. Deborah Frincke, Research Director, NSA

Description: A rare conversation with the head of the National Security Agency’s Research Directorate, Dr. Deborah Frincke about how the once-super secret spy agency is pushing ahead with its mission to protect. As technology continues to alter the balance with adversaries, hear first-hand how the NSA is innovating to stay ahead of threats.

‘UNDER ATTACK’: A CYBER WARGAME SCENARIO

Introduction by Suzanne Kelly

- Moderator: General Michael Hayden, Chair, Cipher Brief Cyber Advisory Board
- Moderator: Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike
- Moderator: Michael Sulmeyer, Belfer Center Director of Cyber Security Projects, Harvard Kennedy School

Description: The country is under a serious cyberattack with national consequences. How would senior government officials and private sector experts respond? Join your fellow attendees in this unique exercise alongside world-renowned experts from government and industry as you respond to challenges of a realistic cyber crisis scenario.

INTERVIEW: INNOVATION, INVESTMENT AND INDICATORS OF RISK

A Conversation with Dr. Jason Matheny, Director, IARPA

Description: The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) sounds like a division out of a Bond film, yet the Government organization that is tasked with investing in high-risk, high-payoff research in support of national intelligence, couldn’t be more real. Join us for a candid discussion with the Director of IARPA as we talk about innovation, investment and the indicators of risk.

 

BEACHSIDE FAREWELL BRUNCH

Description: Join our keynote speakers General Michael Hayden, General Jack Keane, NGA Deputy Director Susan M. Gordon and former Acting Director of the CIA John McLaughlin and Cipher Brief Experts for a few parting thoughts on where to keep a critical eye in the coming year.

POST CONFERENCE

PRIVATE EVENT: ‘THE EMERGING HACKER’

A Cipher Brief Cyber Advisory Board Meeting Chaired by General Michael Hayden

Description: The Cyber Advisory Board comes together for a high-level conversation on “Emerging Hackers”. Does the democratization of hacking change how companies and governments - increasingly dependent on digital technologies - defend against cybercrime, cyber espionage, and even cyber warfare? Is the current defense and deterrence structure ill-fitted for the world of tomorrow?

Thank you to our 2017 participating companies:

  • AECOM

  • Alsop Louie Partners

  • Ankura Consulting Group

  • AS Solution North America

  • Ayasdi Inc.

  • Baker & McKenzie LLP

  • Battelle

  • Beacon Global Strategies, LLC

  • Big Sky Associates

  • Booz Allen Hamilton

  • BP

  • Cerberus Capital Management

  • Ciena

  • Cipher Systems, LLC

  • Cloud Security Alliance

  • Cooley LLP

  • CrossLead, Inc.

  • Crowdstrike Inc.

  • CSRA Inc.

  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

  • Data Tribe

  • Defense Intelligence Agency

  • FTI Consulting

  • GardaWorld Federal Services

  • George Washington University

  • Georgetown University

  • GSI Consulting

  • GV Venture Capital

  • Harvard Kennedy School

  • IBM

  • iJet International

  • Immersive Wisdom, LLC

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • KPMG

  • Lumos Consulting

  • Microsoft

  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP

  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

  • National Military Family Association

  • National Security Agency

  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence

  • Opendrives

  • PhishMe

  • Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PWC)

  • Raytheon

  • Richmond Global Compass

  • SAIC

  • SAP National Security Services

  • Security & Investigative Placement Consultants

  • Security On-Demand

  • Shearwater LLC

  • Snapchat, Inc.

  • SOFX: The Special Operations Forces Extended Network

  • Southern Company

  • SpyLaw Consulting

  • Studies in Intelligence

  • Ten Eleven Ventures

  • Texas A&M

  • The Chertoff Group

  • The Crumpton Group

  • The International Spy Museum

  • The Walt Disney Company

  • Threat Pattern, LLC

  • Threat Tec

  • Tomahawk Security

  • TransUnion

  • Tulco

  • University of New Mexico

  • Uptima Group

  • Veritas

  • Web.com Group, Inc.

  • Wing Venture Capital

  • XK Group

2017 Sponsors

For more information about sponsoring 2018 Annual Threat Conference, please visit our Sponsorship Page.

Supporting Partners
 
2017 Premier Sponsors

The Cipher Brief means intelligence for business. And business has never needed a more clear global picture than now. Seasoned intelligence professionals speak freely and candidly every day on the Cipher Brief and bring their intellect, their experience, and their global networks to bear on what will be tomorrow's news."

General Michael Hayden

Former Director of the NSA & CIA

2017 Keynote Speaker