Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium


Policy and Operations to Ensure Freedom of Access and Network Defense

2015 Symposium

Washington, DC

DSI’s Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The symposium will focus on increasing the security and resiliency of the Nation’s critical networks, operating freely in the Cyber Domain, and the protection of infrastructure in support of national defense and homeland Security.

2015 Speakers Included:

ADM Mike Rogers, USN, Commander, USCYBERCOM, Director, NSA, Chief, Central Security Service

Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, DHS

LTG Alan Lynn, USA, Director, DISA and Commander, JFHQ-DoDIN

Stan Sims, Director, Defense Security Service

Matthew Swartz, Director, Communications and Networks Division, OPNAV N2/N6

Ron Pontius, Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command

Col Dean Clothier, USAF, Chief, Cyberspace Division, Joint Staff J6

Col Gregory Breazile, USMC, Director, Cyber & Electronic Warfare Integration Division,Capabilities Development Directorate, USMC DC CD&I

Col Ryan Heritage, USMC, Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace


Why You Should Attend this Symposium

As the Cyber Domain expands, the US Government and private sector must enhance technology and expand operations to effectively operate and defend against threats in cyberspace. Rapid advancements by malicious actors increasingly interfere, deter, and degrade our defense and commercial networks. Cyber intrusions also threaten the ability of US defense and security personnel to operate effectively.

This symposium will focus on policy, operations, and technology designed to defend critical networks and allow for the freedom of operation in the Cyber Domain. The event will also discuss critical infrastructure protection and the role of DHS and the commercial sector.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in human and technical intelligence analysis from military cyber commanders to key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Key Areas The 2015 Symposium Addressed:

  • Strategic Priorities and Policy to Ensure Freedom of Access and Secure Networks to the Warfighter
  • Interagency Development of National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy
  • Initiatives to Protect Commercial and Government Infrastructure
  • Building and Training Cyber Mission Forces
  • Public/Private partnerships for enhanced nationwide cyber security


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 complex challenges facing those responsible for protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to Cyber Security.

Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments



  • DSI’s Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium voluntarily complies with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office:
  • *Currently, SOCO advisory 14.01: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards
  • *Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.
  • *The Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium is open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum

2015 EventSponsors


Advisory Board

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.