Announcing the 15 Nov 2012 FedCyber com Cyber Security Summit

The practitioner-focused Cyber Security Summit will be held 15 Nov 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC.

This event is designed for those who play active roles in defending systems. Our focus is always on finding ways to share lessons, exchange ideas and learn best practices. This year we have built in a special focus on thinking through the next generation of cyber security challenges and opportunities.

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Confronting the Next Generation of Cyber Security Challenges and Opportunities

The Second Annual Cyber Security Summit provides a venue for our nation’s most seasoned cyber security practitioners to come together to work issues of common concern.

Join us for this year’s summit, which will be held November 15, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Matt Devost and Bob Gourley will moderate the event and facilitate dialogue designed to generate three conference papers to advance the state of practice in the federal cyber security domain.

This year we are focusing on advancing the dialogue around three critical themes:

  • Threat Intelligence, adversary characterization, and information sharing
  • Cyber workforce challenges
  • Emerging technologies that will change the cyber security landscape

Working Agenda

07:30am – 08:00am Registration and Breakfast
08:00am – 08:10am Welcome
08:10am – 09:00am Morning Keynote
09:00am – 09:45am Threat Intelligence: Driving Action Through Fact-Based Assessments
09:45am – 10:15am Networking Break and Exhibits
10:15am – 11:00pm Accurately Characterizing Cyber Adversaries
11:00am – 11:30am Cyber Workforce Challenges: Recruiting and Retaining the Best
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch and Networking
12:30pm – 01:15pm Afternoon Discussion: Industry Perspectives on Information Sharing
01:15pm – 02:00pm Interactive Audience Engagement with Operational Cyber Practitioners
02:15pm – 03:00pm Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Cyber Security
03:00pm – 04:00pm Ignite-Style Tech Review
04:00pm – 04:30pm Closing Keynote

Registration is from 7:30am to 8:00am. Discussion will start promptly at 8:00am. Agenda subject to change.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: November 15, 2012
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

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About Bob Gourley

Bob Gourley is the publisher of and and the new analysis focused Analyst One Bob's background is as an all source intelligence analyst and an enterprise CTO. Find him on Twitter at @BobGourley