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Sponsored Content: Leveraging Updated Cyberspace Policy and Strategy to Ensure National Security at Defense Strategies Institute’s Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium


Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 6th annual Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium occurring on September 19-20, 2019 at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, VA. This year’s summit is designed to bring together senior leaders in cyber security, government agencies and solution providers to focus on the theme “Achieving and Maintaining US Superiority in Cyberspace”.

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.

The 2019 Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium will feature senior-level speakers Including:

  • “Exploiting the Convergence of Cyber and Electronic Warfare to Fight and Win in the Air Domain” Gen James Holmes, USAF, Commander, Air Combat Command
  • “Leveraging Updated Cyberspace Policy and Strategy to Ensure National Security” Maj Gen Burke Wilson, USAF (Ret.), Deputy Assistant, Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
  • “Optimizing Cyberspace to Support National Security Efforts”  Ignatius Liberto, Chief of Staff, Joint Air Force Headquarters – DODIN
  • “Preparing the Cyber Force for the Changing Global Operational Environment” Robert Kazimer, Deputy Commander, US Army Cyber Center of Excellence
  • “Ensuring the Agility and Security of the Air Force’s Software Development and Acquisition Process” Steven D. Wert, Program Executive Officer, Digital, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • “Developing and Delivering Electronic and Cyber Capabilities to the Warfighter” COL Kevin Finch, USA, Program Manager, Electronic Warfare and Cyber, PM EW&C, PEO, IEW&S
  • “The Future of Cybersecurity” Bobbie Stempfley, Director, CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Compelling Topics to be Covered at the 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

DSI is now welcoming Cyber Technologies as Sponsor and Exhibitors for the forum. To learn more please contact Thomas Engelman at tengelman@dsigroup.org, 201-918-3477.

2019 Sponsors: Netzien and Lockheed Martin

In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue among speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the 6th Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium can visit Defense Strategies Institute’s website at http://cybersecurity.dsigroup.org/.

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions may contact Erica Noreika at enoreika@dsigroup.org, 201-896-7802.

*The summit is closed to the press and no recordings will be allowed*


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