(Latest Agenda, Subject to Change, Updated as of 8/3/19)

Day 1, Wednesday, September 4, 2019


     Registration and Exhibit Hall Opens

1:00 pm

     Opening Remarks

  • Thomas K. Billington, Chair, 10th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit

1:05 pm

     Opening Keynote by the Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

  • Grant Schneider, Federal CISO, Office of Management and Budget

1:15 pm

     Federal Cybersecurity Forecast:  Exclusive Q&A with the First and Second U.S. CISO


  • Dr. Phyllis A. Schneck, Managing Director & Global Leader of Cyber Solutions, Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company


  • Grant Schneider, Federal Chief Information Security Officer
  • Brig. Gen. Ret. Gregory Touhill, President, Cyxtera Federal Group and First U.S. CISO 

1:45 pm       

     Harnessing Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Moderator:  Brad Medairy, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton


  • Lieutenant General John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan, Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President, Amazon Web Services 
  • Dean Souleles, Chief Technology Advisor to the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence 
  • Lynne Parker, Assistant Director of Artificial Intelligence, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House 

2:20 pm        

     Preventing a Cyber 9/11–Enhancing the Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructure

Moderator:  Bill Lummis, Technical Program Manager, HackerOne


  • Jerry Perullo, Chief Information Security Officer, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) | New York Stock Exchange 
  • Geoff Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, New York City and Head of New York City Cyber Command
  • Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, Department of Energy

2:55 pm       


3:25 pm       

     New Models of Public Private Cyber Collaboration


  • Will Ash, Senior Director of Security Sales, Cisco


  • Major General (ret.) Burke E. “Ed” Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, DOD
  • Brett Goldstein, Director, Defense Digital Services, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
  • Tonya Ugoretz, Assistant Deputy Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

4:00 pm        

     Enhancing Cloud Security


  • Simon Whitburn, Managing Director, Cyber Solutions, Nominet


  • Ashley Mahan, Secure Cloud Portfolio & FedRAMP Director (Acting) 
  • Steve Grobman, Senior Vice President and Worldwide Chief Technology Officer, McAfee, LLC
  • Scott Fleming, Head of Professional Services, Public Sector and Security, Google Cloud

4:30 pm    

Exclusive: The First Extensive Q&A with the Head of the NSA’s New Cybersecurity Directorate


  • Niloofar Razi Howe, Cybersecurity Venture Investor and Executive

Fireside Chat Participant:

  • Anne Neuberger, Director, Cybersecurity, National Security Agency 

5:00 pm

Adjourn and Final Remarks

Day, 2, Thursday, September 5, 2019

7:00 am

     Exhibit Hall Re-Opens and Breakfast

8:00 am        

     Opening Remarks, Day 2

8:10 am        

     Cybersecurity Priorities and the Intelligence Community

  • Susan M. Gordon, Principal Deputy Director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

8:40 am             

     Top Government Cyber Priorities–A Call to Action


  • Mark Kuhr, Co-Founder & CTO, Synack 


  • Dr. John Zangardi, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
  • Rebecca McHale, Chief Information Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Emery Csulak, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Energy
  • Chris Valentino, Vice President, Global Cyber Solutions, Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions (CIMS) Division, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

9:15 am        


9:45 am        

    Zero Trust


  • Tom Temin, Host, Federal Drive, Federal News Network


  • Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks
  • Steven Hernandez, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Education (invited)
  • Michael Friedrich, Vice President,  Cyxtera Federal Group

10:15 am

     Cyber Military and IC Leaders’ Top Priorities and Strategies 


  • Jennifer Walsmith, Sector Vice President and General Manager Cyber & Intelligence Mission Solutions Division, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems


  • Jack Wilmer, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Defense (invited)

10:50 am 


  • Dan Prieto, Strategic Executive, Google Cloud, Public Sector, Google 

11:05 am

     Transition to Breakouts

11:15 am           

     Breakout 1:  Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation


  • Brett Scarborough, Director, Business Development and Cyber Strategies, Raytheon


  • Kevin Cox, Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Rob Allegar, Vice President, Cyber Futures, Booz Allen Hamilton

     Breakout 2:  Minimizing the Cyber Threats of Federal Contractors and the Supply Chain

Topics to be Discussed:

* The latest about how the emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will aim to enforce cybersecurity requirements among Federal contractors and subcontractors

* Implementing NIST security controls to protect the industrial base supply chain


  • Brad Dispensa, Pr. Solutions Architect, Security and Compliance, Amazon Web Services
  • Jacob Olcott, Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs, BitSight
  • Dr. Ronald Ross, Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

     Breakout 3:  The Looming Quantum Threat to Encryption–Taking a Defensive Posture

When it comes to revolutionary technologies, quantum computing tops the list. However, with great positive potential, there can be an equally negative disruption. A large-scale quantum computer will break modern public key cryptography, leaving confidential data exposed to adversaries.

The US government has recognized the urgency of this threat. In December 2018, the National Quantum Initiative Act was passed allocating $1.2 B to advancing quantum technologies. In May 2019 the DoD began seeking quantum-safe encryption solutions through the DISA OTA process.

This panel will present perspectives on the looming quantum threat from industry leaders and government officials who are working to address it as a defensive posture to protect national security now and in the future.

These thought leaders will talk about how quantum computing effects security, why this threat poses a massive problem for the cybersecurity and defense & intelligence agencies, and explore solutions and actionable insights to begin preparing today


  • Paul Lucier, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, Isara Corporation

     Breakout 4:  Operationalizing AI/ML


  • Mark Kuhr, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Synack


  • Aaron Sant-Miller, Senior Lead Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Dr. Tommy Gardner, Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

     Breakout 5: Cybersecurity Crisis Management:  An Interactive Tabletop Exercise Simulating a Ransomware Attack


Your phone rings – corporate data is unreachable, causing operational processes to come to a halt – what do you do?

On the surface, a ransomware attack that effectively locks up your organization’s data is a technical one: Can the data be unlocked, and how fast? But embedded within it is a host of management problems as well, including decisions about whether to pay the ransom, how your organization should operate if its data remains locked, and whether new policies are required to respond to similar issues in the future.

In today’s landscape of escalating cybercrime, cybersecurity is not the Chief Information Security Officer’s responsibility alone – it is everyone’s job. Getting ahead of hackers and other security risks requires the active engagement of non-technical management, as well as an overall commitment to building a cybersecurity culture within your enterprise.

Cybersecurity, after all, is not a technological problem–it is a business problem.  As such, it needs to be addressed with a multi-disciplinary approach.

This scenario-based testing of a cybersecurity incident response is a high-impact way of engaging executive leadership in the decision-making process that goes with reacting to a critical incident.


  • Roee Laufer, Head of Cyber Division, Israel Airports Authority


  • Juliana Vida, Chief Technical Advisor, Public Sector, Splunk
  • Peter Romness, Cybersecurity Solutions Lead, U.S. Public Sector, CTO Office, Cisco


     Lunch and Networking in Exhibit Hall

1:30 pm         

Lunch Keynote

  • Major General Dennis Crall, Principal Cyber Advisor, Department of Defense

1:55 pm        

     Supply Chain Cybersecurity


  • Jon Check, Senior Director, Cyber Protection Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services


  • Bob Kolasky, Director of the National Risk Management Center, Department of Homeland Security 
  • William E. Marion II, Deputy Chief Information Officer, United States Air Force
  • Matt Barry, Chief Operating Officer, HP Federal

2:25 pm                   


2:55 pm                   

     CISO’s and Cyber Leaders Panel

Moderator:  Frank Dimina, Vice President, Federal, Splunk

  • Nickolous Ward, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Justice 
  • Venice Goodwine, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Invited)
  • Ralph Kahn, Vice President, Federal, Tanium
  • Thomas P. Michelli, Vice Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)/Cyber and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff/J6 (Invited)

3:25 pm

     The Next Frontier–Aerospace and Space Cybersecurity Panel

Moderator: Casey Ellis, Chairman, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bugcrowd


  • Brian Connolly, Vice President, Senior Chief Engineer, Cyber Systems at The Boeing Company
  • Roee Laufer, Head of Cyber Division, Israel Airports Authority
  • Eynav Haim-Sayag, Head of Technologies R&D, Cyber Technology Unit, Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) 

3:50 pm  

     Cybersecurity Priorities of Israel–Exclusive Address by the Top Cyber Official of Israel

  • Yigal Unna, Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate, (INCD), Prime Minister’s Office, Israel 

4:10 pm    

     Keynote: Cybersecurity Priorities of DHS

  • The Honorable Christopher Krebs, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

4:35 pm    

     Keynote: Cybersecurity Priorities of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the U.K.

  • Ciaran Martin, Chief Executive Officer, NCSC (invited)

5:00 pm

     Adjournment and Awards