Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium

Policy and Operations to Ensure Freedom of Access and Network Defense

May 13-14, 2014 

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.agenda_button


2014 Speakers Include:


  • VADM Jan Tighe, USN, Commander, US Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet
  • Maj Gen J. Kevin McLaughlin, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force
  • Richard Hale, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, DoD CIO
  • BG Paul Nakasone, USA, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command
  • Eric Greenwald, Senior Director for Cybersecurity, NSC Staff
  • Richard Naylor, Deputy Director for Counterintelligence and Director of Cyber, Defense Security Service
  • Col Gregory Breazile, USMC, Director, Cyber & Electronic Warfare Integration Division,Capabilities Development Directorate, USMC DC CD&I
  • Dr. Steven King, Deputy Director, Cyber Technology, OSD(AT&L)
  • Richard Guidorizzi, Program Director, Active Authentication, DARPA
  • Dr. Tomas Vagoun, Technical Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Research and Development Senior Steering Group, NITRD
  • Mr. Scott Montgomery, VP and CTO, Intel Security (Formerly McAfee)

Why You Should Attend this Symposium

The evolving domain of cyberspace provides a constant challenge to our national defense capabilities as well as the security of the homeland. DoD is devoting significant resources towards protecting its critical assets and networks, however vulnerabilities still exist. This symposium will address the plans, policies, and resources required to improve the Nation’s defense networks and other critical infrastructure systems. The event will also focus on the evolving role of USCYBERCOM and its Service Components to best defend the Nation’s defense networks.

  • The symposium will provide valuable information on efforts from the policy and operational communities on how the US Government plans to meet the threats from the cyber domain to our Nation’s defense capacity and national safety.
  • 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 the community from operational leaders, security analysts, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from Industry and Academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Several areas this Summit will address:


The Symposium will bring together senior level officials from the DoD, DHS, and Private Sector, specifically the policy and operational organizations responsible for protecting critical infrastructure.

Key areas this symposium will address:

  • Technology that provides improvements in cyber security and resiliency for critical networks and infrastructure
  • DoD and DHS Policies towards Cyber Security
  • Empowering analysts with the tools necessary to detect and defeat cyber threats
  • Capability requirements from DoD and DHS for cyber security enhancements to protect networks, systems, and physical assets
  • Public/Private partnerships for enhanced nationwide cyber security
  • At our Symposium you will 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



  • The Cyber Security for National Defense Symposium is compliant with all current DoD guidelines towards NFEs, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Counsel. Currently:
  • * DCMO Memo “DoD Conference Guidance 2.0”, Nov 6, 2013 . Under this issuance, all DSI meetings fall under  line #18. “NO-COST to the DoD”
  • * Falls BELOW current pricing standards allowed by SOCO advisory 09-03: 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
  • * Open to all Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 .

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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.