On Tuesday, October 2, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will headline The Washington Post’s annual cybersecurity summit featuring government leaders, security experts and technology executives to discuss urgent domestic and global cyber threats facing government, businesses and individuals.

Nielsen will be joined by leading voices, including Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) and former White House Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco, to assess the most pressing threats including, foreign interference in American elections, how government and the private sector are shoring up their defenses against the next wave of cyberattacks.

Speakers include:

  • Kirstjen  Nielsen, U.S.  Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and  Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors
  • Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice  President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft
  • Graham Brookie, Director and Managing  Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council
  • Lisa Monaco, Former Homeland Security  Advisor to President Obama
  • Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow, Middle  East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • James Mulvenon, Vice President,  Intelligence Division, Defense Group Inc.
  • Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.), Former CIA Director,  Chairman, KKR Global Institute

More speakers to be announced.

This event is open to press and will be streamed on The Post’s site at wapo.st/cybersecuritylive Media who wish to cover must RSVP.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Doors open at 8:30 AM)

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K Street NW Washington, DC, 20071

This event is presented by Accenture and Samsung Electronics America with support from Northrop Grumman Corporation and The University of Virginia.