2019 Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Gen. James "Mike" Holmes, USAF
- Air Combat Command
- Maj Gen Burke "Ed" Wilson, USAF (Ret.)
- Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
- Ignatius "Buck" Liberto
- Chief of Staff
- Joint Force Headquarters - DODIN
- Robert Kazimer
- Deputy Commander
- US Army Cyber Center of Excellence
- Steven D. Wert
- Program Executive Officer
- Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
- COL Kevin Finch
- Program Manager
- Electronic Warfare and Cyber
- PM EW&C, PEO IEW&S
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Why You Should Attend This Symposium:
The expansion of the global Cyber Domain has enabled technological advancements and enhanced the capabilities of the Federal Government, the DoD, and the American private sector. However, our reliance on the Cyber Domain leaves us vulnerable to attacks perpetrated by hostile state actors, terrorist groups, and cybercriminals who exploit weaknesses in our systems to interfere with and degrade our defense and commercial networks and critical infrastructure. These cyber intrusions threaten the ability of the US government and military to operate effectively and will become increasingly important to address as our dependence on the Cyber Domain grows.
To effectively combat our adversaries and maintain our cyber superiority and freedom of action in the Cyber Domain, the Government has made significant investments in updating its networks and capabilities. Additionally, the signing of a new Presidential Memorandum has provided USCYBERCOM with new cyber authorities that allow for increased offensive cyber operations that will disrupt and deter adversarial activities.
DSI’s 6th Annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium will provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in US offensive and defensive cyber capabilities, changes in policy that allow for greater freedom of action in the cyber domain, and the most pressing cyber threats facing our nation. This year’s Symposium will foster conversation between relevant stakeholders from the community to discuss how to meet and overcome evolving cyber threats and ensure continued US dominance in cyberspace.