Cyber Deterrence Symposium webcast

As I type this, I’m sitting in a seventh-floor conference area at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, listening to the keynote speaker for the second of five panels today in the “Cyber Deterrence Symposium,” a joint production of INSA (the Intelligence and National Security Alliance), and the Homeland Security Policy Institute.

If you’re reading this on the day of the symposium (Monday November 2, 2009), you can tune in to the live webcast of the speakers and panels. It is a stellar line-up, see the roster below.

There’s a follow-on conference tomorrow at which I’ll be participating in a panel; however Day 2 is a series of classified sessions at another facility, and won’t be available as a webcast…  If you’re a really talented hacker and you’re able to watch tomorrow’s sessions over the web, drop me a line and let me know how 🙂

Sessions at today’s Cyber Deterrence Symposium:

8:00‐8:10 AM Welcome

Frank Cilluffo, Director, HSPI and Ellen McCarthy, President, INSA

8:10‐8:30 AM Opening Remarks

The Honorable Charles Allen

HSPI Steering Committee and INSA Senior Intelligence Advisor


8:30‐9:10 AM Keynote Address

The Honorable Jaak Aaviksoo

Minister of Defence, Republic of Estonia


9:20‐10:20 AM Session One—The Cyber Threat

Keynote Jim Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Panelists Roger Cressey, President, Good Harbor

Mike Delaney, Majority Staff Director, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives

Sam Visner, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Enforcement, Security, and Intelligence Division, CSC – 2 –


10:30‐11:30 PM Session Two—Deterrent Capability

Keynote The Honorable Michael Nacht, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Department of Defense

Panelists Martin Libicki, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Richard O’Neill, President, The Highlands Forum

Terry Pudas, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Technology and National Security Policy

Lee Zeichner, President, Zeichner Risk Analytics


11:45‐12:45 PM Lunch & Keynote Address

The Honorable Susan M. Collins, Ranking Member, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate


1:00‐2:00 PM Session Three—Solutions

Keynote Richard Barrett, Coordinator, Al‐Qaeda Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations

Panelists David Grannis, Majority Staff Director, Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Senate

Dan Hall, Vice President, Cyber Security/CNCI Coordinator, ManTech International Corporation

Neill Sciarrone, Former Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Director, Cyber Security and Information Sharing, BAE Systems

Amit Yoran, Former Director, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security


2:10‐3:10 PM Session Four—Implementation

Keynote The Honorable Philip Reitinger, Deputy Undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Panelists Steve Chabinsky, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division

Jeff Cooper, Vice President for Technology, SAIC

Thom Shanker, Correspondent, The New York Times

Suzanne Spaulding, Principal, Bingham Consulting Group – 3 –


3:20‐4:20 PM Presentation of INSA Cyber Task Force Paper: “Public Private Partnership for Cyber Incidence Response”

Panelists Lou Von Thaer, Steve Cambone, Barbara Fast, Charlie Allen, Bob Gourley, Bob Farrell, and Mike Karpovich


4:30 PM Closing Keynote

Chris Painter

Acting Senior Director of Cybersecurity, National Security Council


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One Response

  1. That’s a heavyweight line-up. Any chance the AV will be posted permanently, do you think?


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