Cybersecurity Summit 2018
With the rise of foreign interference in American elections, emerging threats like deepfakes and the application of deep learning technology, cybersecurity threats are becoming more sophisticated than ever.
On October 2, 2018, The Washington Post will bring together government leaders, security experts and advocates to discuss and debate emerging threats in cybersecurity like critical infrastructure vulnerability, bot armies and misinformation campaigns. They will assess how government and the private sector are shoring up their defenses against the next wave of cyberattacks and what consumers can do to defend themselves.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Guests Include
Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.)
Former CIA Director; Chairman, KKR Global Institute
General David Petraeus (Ret.) joined KKR in June 2013 and is Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, which supports KKR’s investment committees, portfolio companies, and limited partners with analysis of geopolitical and macro-economic trends, as well as environmental, social, and governance issues. Prior to joining KKR, Gen. Petraeus served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were in combat, including command of coalition forces during the Surge in Iraq, command of U.S. Central Command, and command of coalition forces in Afghanistan. Following his service in the military, Gen. Petraeus served as the Director of the CIA.
Lisa Monaco
Former Homeland Security Adviser to President Obama
Lisa Monaco served as adviser to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism from 2013 to 2017. She was responsible for advising the President on all aspects of counterterrorism policy and strategy and coordinating homeland security-related activities on issues ranging from terrorist attacks at home and abroad to cybersecurity, pandemics, and natural disasters. Monaco also chaired the Cabinet-level Homeland Security Principals’ Committee which advises the President on homeland security policy issues and crises.
Michèle Flournoy
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors
Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors, and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she currently serves on the board. Flournoy served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations.
Stephen Gillett
CEO and Co-Founder, Chronicle
Stephen Gillett is the CEO and co-founder of Chronicle, Alphabet's new cybersecurity company. Previously, Gillett was the CIO and General Manager of Digital Ventures at Starbucks, the President of Digital, Marketing, and Operations at Best Buy, and the Chief Operating Officer of Symantec. He then joined Google Ventures (now known as GV) as an Executive-in-Residence and eventually joined Alphabet's "Moonshot Factory" X (formerly Google X), where the idea for Chronicle arose.
Ann Johnson
Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft
As the Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, Ann Johnson is focused on providing customers and partners with world-class security and compliance solutions. She is a recognized thought leader on cybersecurity, a frequent speaker on topics of online fraud, privacy, compliance and mobile security, and a champion of workforce diversity and inclusion.
Graham Brookie
Director and Managing Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council
Graham Brookie is the director and managing editor of the Digital Forensic Research Lab, a start-up within the Atlantic Council focused on building digital resilience. This May, the Digital Forensic Research Lab announced that they are partnering with Facebook to expand their Election Watch program to identify, expose, and explain disinformation during elections around the world. Brookie recently served as an adviser for strategic communications with a focus on digital strategy, audience engagement, and coordinating a cohesive record of former US President Barack Obama’s national security and foreign policy.
Karim Sadjadpour
Senior Fellow, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Karim Sadjadpour is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Iran and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East. Sadjadpour regularly advises senior U.S., European, and Asian officials and has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, teaching a class on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East.
James Mulvenon
Vice President, Intelligence Division, Defense Group Inc.
James Mulvenon is Vice President of Defense Group, Inc.'s Intelligence Division and Director of DGI's Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. At CIRA, Dr. Mulvenon runs teams of nearly twenty cleared Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Pashto, Urdu, and Dari/Farsi linguist-analysts performing open-source research for the US Government. A specialist on the Chinese military and cyber warfare, Dr. Mulvenon's research focuses on Chinese C4ISR, defense research/development/acquisition organizations and policy, strategic weapons programs, cryptography, and the military and civilian implications of the information revolution in China.
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Gus Hunt
Managing Director, Cyber Strategy, Accenture Federal Services
Gus Hunt is currently Managing Director and Cyber Strategist for Accenture Federal Services. He is responsible for setting the cyber strategic direction and developing differentiated approaches and solutions to address the cyber threat environment. Previously, Hunt ran the overall cyber program for AFS where he was responsible for creating the cyber business unit, growing the practice, and establishing AFS’s credentials as a credible and innovative cyber solutions provider to the federal government.
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