4th Annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium

Advancing Cyber Capabilities in Support of Multi-Domain Battle

August 2-3, 2017

The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

This symposium will focus on the policy and operations necessary to ensure freedom of operation and defense of US Networks. Cyber leaders from all aspects of the defense community will come together to discuss the ever-evolving cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and opportunities that our nation faces. The event will focus on defensive cyber operations and the necessity of dominating cyberspace to fight and win in a multi-domain battle. The Symposium will also address the efforts by DHS to protect the US Government’s networks and the nation’s most critical infrastructure.

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2019 Confirmed Speakers Include:

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  • Gen. James "Mike" Holmes, USAF
  • Commander
  • Air Combat Command
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  • Maj Gen Burke "Ed" Wilson, USAF (Ret.)
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
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Buck Liberto
  • Ignatius "Buck" Liberto
  • Chief of Staff
  • Joint Force Headquarters - DODIN
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  • Robert Kazimer
  • Deputy Commander
  • US Army Cyber Center of Excellence
_____________________________________________________________ Steven Wert
  • Steven D. Wert 
  • Program Executive Officer
  • Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
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  • 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.

Topics for this Year's Symposium Include:
  • - Exploiting the Convergence of Cyber and Electronic Warfare
  • - Achieving and Maintaining Cyberspace Superiority in Support of National Security
  • - Defending Forward to Disrupt and Degrade Malicious Cyber Activity
  • - Coordinating Cybersecurity Standards, Policies, and Procedures
  • - Protecting DoD Systems from Hostile Exploitation and Attack
  • - Operationalizing Foreign and Domestic Partnerships for Global Cybersecurity
  • - Protecting Critical US Infrastructure from Cyber Threats
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At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:
  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex challenges facing the DoD and Federal Government as it relates to cyber operations and defense.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest cyber priorities of interest to the DoD and Federal Government.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission 
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Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

- DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD and Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

- DSI’s Symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
 
- The Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational training forum, and a widely attended gathering. _______________________________________________________________
Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:
This Symposium offers several distinct opportunities for organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the Symposium subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role. If you are an organization that would like to learn more about how you can be involved, please visit us here.

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