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FT Cyber Security Summit USA

Building Business Defenses for the New Battlefield

Washington DC |
Speakers include:
Richard Salgado

Richard Salgado


Thomas Moriarty

Thomas Moriarty

CVS Health

John Carlin

John Carlin

US Department of Justice


Businesses are under relentless attack from cyber fraudsters, industrial spies and saboteurs, terrorists, foreign states, politicized hacking groups and others. The ingenuity, ruthlessness and sophistication of the perpetrators seemingly know no bounds.

Business leaders need to rise to the challenge but many are failing to do so. Even those who have implemented cyber defense strategies incorporating the latest procedures and technology are discovering they are often inadequate. Security is still being breached. Federal, state and other public sector initiatives designed to protect businesses in cyberspace are struggling to make an impact.

This year’s FT Cyber Security Summit USA will bring together information security experts from the private and public sectors to discuss how they are cooperating in the face of this common threat. Following on from the inaugural Summit in March 2015, the 2016 event will cover the latest developments in cyber crime and the risks to businesses. Speakers will explain how they are trying to manage those risks – through the deployment of advanced security strategies, tools and techniques, and with official assistance from government departments and other public sector organizations – but with only limited success.

The Summit will be chaired and moderated by senior Financial Times journalists who have been keeping readers informed about the battles being waged in cyberspace. To encourage an open exchange of ideas and frank discussion, some of the presentations and panel sessions may be held under the Chatham House Rule* and will be clearly indicated as such on the agenda.

*“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity not the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.” Source: Chatham House.

fallback Add to my Calendar 03/16/2016 07:45:0003/16/2016 17:00:00trueFT Cyber Security Summit USABusinesses are under relentless attack from cyber fraudsters, industrial spies and saboteurs, terrorists, foreign states, politicized hacking groups and others. The ingenuity, ruthlessness and sophistication of the perpetrators seemingly know no bounds.Business leaders need to rise to the challenge but many are failing to do so. Even those who have implemented cyber defense strategies incorporating the latest procedures and technology are discovering they are often inadequate. Security is still being breached. Federal, state and other public sector initiatives designed to protect businesses in cyberspace are struggling to make an impact.This year’s FT Cyber Security Summit USA will bring together information security experts from the private and public sectors to discuss how they are cooperating in the face of this common threat. Following on from the inaugural Summit in March 2015, the 2016 event will cover the latest developments in cyber crime and the risks to businesses. Speakers will explain how they are trying to manage those risks – through the deployment of advanced security strategies, tools and techniques, and with official assistance from government departments and other public sector organizations – but with only limited success.The Summit will be chaired and moderated by senior Financial Times journalists who have been keeping readers informed about the battles being waged in cyberspace. To encourage an open exchange of ideas and frank discussion, some of the presentations and panel sessions may be held under the Chatham House Rule* and will be clearly indicated as such on the agenda.*“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity not the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.” Source: Chatham House.FT-Cyber-Security-Summit-USA740f324cb41a30ce68ccf2e67a9d8ea1MM/DD/YYYY

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Richard Salgado

Richard Salgado

Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security

Richard Salgado is Google Inc's Director for Law Enforcement and Information Security. He oversees Google’s worldwide law enforcement and national security efforts, and legal matters relating to data security and investigations. Prior to joining Google, Mr Salgado was with Yahoo!, focusing on international security and law enforcement compliance work. He also served as Senior Counsel in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the US Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, Mr Salgado specialized in investigating and prosecuting computer network cases.  In 2005, he joined Stanford Law School as a legal lecturer on modern surveillance law, computer crime, and Internet business legal and policy issues. He previously served as an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason Law School and as a faculty member of the National Judicial College. Mr Salgado received his JD from Yale Law School. 

Thomas Moriarty

Thomas Moriarty

Executive Vice President, Chief Health Strategy Officer and General Counsel
CVS Health

Thomas Moriarty is Executive Vice President, Chief Health Strategy Officer and General Counsel for CVS Health. In this role since October 2012, Mr Moriarty leads the company’s legal and government affairs teams. A seasoned executive with many years of legal, regulatory and health care experience, Mr Moriarty most recently served as General Counsel at the Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for global legal strategy and served on the company’s Management Committee. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Medco Health Solutions where he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and also as President of Global Pharmaceutical Strategies. He served on the company’s Executive Committee and was a critical advisor to the team that developed and executed Medco’s strategic merger with Express Scripts. Previously, Mr Moriarty worked at various positions in the Office of the General Counsel at Merck & Co, the global biopharmaceutical company. He began his career at the law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander and Ferdon in New York. Mr Moriarty received his Law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College.

John Carlin

John Carlin

Assistant Attorney General for National Security
US Department of Justice

The Honorable John P. Carlin, nominated by President Obama and confirmed overwhelmingly by the Senate, is the Assistant Attorney General for National Security and serves as the US Department of Justice’s top national security attorney. Mr Carlin oversees nearly 400 employees responsible for protecting the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats. Under his leadership, the National Security Division (NSD) worked with US Attorneys’ Offices and others to:

· Prosecute the Boston Marathon bombing cases.
· Disrupt multiple terrorist plots and national security threats and bring those involved to justice.
· Oversee the efforts of the National Security Cyber Specialist Network and the National Security/Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council program.
· Investigate the attack on Sony Entertainment’s computer systems.
· Bring an unprecedented indictment against five members of the Chinese military for economic espionage.
· Secure the first federal jury conviction on charges brought under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996
· Launch a nationwide outreach effort across industries to raise awareness of national security cyber and espionage threats against American companies and to encourage greater C-suite involvement in corporate cyber security matters.

Mr Carlin joined the NSD after serving as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to Robert S. Mueller, III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he helped lead the Bureau’s evolution to meet growing and changing national security threats, including cyber threats. A career federal prosecutor, Mr Carlin previously served as National Coordinator of DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property program and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted cases ranging from homicide and sexual offenses to cyber, fraud, and public corruption matters. Mr Carlin, who joined DOJ through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, earned his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he received the Samuel J. Heyman Fellowship for Federal Government Service and served as Articles editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Mr Carlin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Williams College.

Valerie Abend

Valerie Abend

Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of the Treasury

Valerie Abend is the Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In this role she leads the agency’s cyber security and resilience efforts for its supervised banks and serves as the inaugural chair of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Working Group. She joined the OCC in December 2012. She has more than 20 years of public and private sector experience. Prior to joining the OCC she worked as a managing director with BNY Mellon from 2010 to 2012. Before that, she was a senior official with the Federal Reserve Board from January 2009 to June 2010. From 2006 to 2009, Ms Abend served at the US Department of the Treasury, where in 2007 the President appointed her Deputy Assistant Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy. She also was an associate director for Public Policy at KPMG. During her career, she has served on the President’s Identity Theft Task Force; the Executive Committee of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council, where she co-chaired the Policy Committee; the Board of Directors for the Internet Security Alliance; and the Executive Women’s Forum. Ms Abend received her Bachelor’s in Political Communications and a Master’s in Public Administration both with honors from the George Washington University.

Paul Alvarez

Paul Alvarez

Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Ernst & Young LLP

As part of his role as the National Coordinator for Forensic Technology and Cyber Investigations, Paul Alvarez works with clients in responding to, investigating and remediating cyber incidents.  Mr Alvarez consults with US federal law enforcement agencies, key executives of Fortune 100 companies, Fortune 500 C-Suite officials, and boards of directors from across industry sectors on matters of cyber security and investigations. Prior to joining EY in 2015, Mr Alvarez was a member of FireEye’s Threat Intelligence team. As a Principal Threat Intelligence Analyst, he was responsible for supporting internal and external customers on intelligence analysis of data collected during incident responses. In addition, he worked on Mandiant’s APT1 report, an unprecedented report exposing a state-sponsored computer espionage campaign affecting organizations across the globe. Mr Alvarez also worked at Lockheed Martin, where he was hired to help establish a new corporate counterintelligence office and build an enterprise-wide program. He developed an Insider Threat Detection program, the first of its kind in the corporation and recognized by CSO magazine’s 2014 awards for demonstrating outstanding business value and thought leadership. Mr Alvarez served for 20 years in the US Air Force. As a Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, he spent 10 years conducting and leading investigations into penetrations of US Department of Defense computer systems. He was also responsible for briefing DoD and US Government senior leadership on threats that could negatively impact the protection of DoD’s network infrastructure and pose a danger to national security.

Ann Beauchesne

Ann Beauchesne

Senior Vice President, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department
US Chamber of Commerce

Ann Beauchesne is Senior Vice President of the US Chamber of Commerce’s National Security & Emergency Preparedness Department, which works to achieve increased national security while maintaining the openness and mobility that are critical to the economy. She is the principal spokesperson on national security and emergency preparedness issues, and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with administration and regulatory agency leaders. Ms Beauchesne is also responsible for developing the Chamber’s overall national security policy strategy and for fostering public-private sector partnerships to help ensure that subsequent policies are mutually beneficial to both sectors.

Tom  Burt

Tom Burt

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Digital Crimes Unit

Tom Burt is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Digital Trust and Strategic Initiatives in Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs Department. Mr Burt joined Microsoft in 1995, and managed the Litigation Group for 12 years. He now manages the Digital Crimes Unit and the Compliance Programs Group, and also leads strategic cross-departmental projects. Before working at Microsoft, Mr Burt was a trial lawyer at a Seattle law firm. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Law degree from the University of Washington Law School. 

Nicole Eagan

Nicole Eagan


Nicole Eagan is Chief Executive Officer at Darktrace, where she has led the company since 2014, and rapidly grown it into a global leader in cyber defense. Ms Eagan has an extensive career in technology leadership with over 25 years' of commercial and marketing expertise, turning fundamental ideas into real world products and helping companies scale. Under Ms Eagan’s leadership, Darktrace’s machine learning and mathematical approach to cyber defense has won 20 awards including World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Darktrace, headquartered in Cambridge, England and San Francisco, CA, has raised over $50m to fund its global expansion and now has more than 200 employees working across 18 countries.

Sean Farrell

Sean Farrell

Unit Chief, Cyber Law Unit

Sean Farrell is Unit Chief of the Cyber Law Unit in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office of General Counsel. His practice focuses on a myriad of legal issues pertaining to both national security and criminal cyber investigations. Mr Farrell began his government service in 2004 when he was selected as a President Management Fellow and served as an intelligence analyst with the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. In 2009, he transitioned to the FBI’s Office of General Counsel. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.

David Hickton

David Hickton

US Attorney
Western District of Pennsylvania

David Hickton has been the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for nearly six years. He was nominated by President Barack Obama, confirmed by the US Senate and finally sworn in as the District's 57th US Attorney in August 2010. Prior to this Mr Hickton was engaged in private law practice, in the areas of transportation, litigation, commercial and white collar crime. He began his legal career serving as a law clerk for the Honorable United States District Judge Gustave Diamond from 1981 to 1983. For more than a decade, he was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law where he taught antitrust. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. He has been admitted before the United States Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and several of the US Circuit Courts. His role as US Attorney is his second presidential appointment: from 1999 to 2001 he served on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the request of President Bill Clinton. Mr Hickton is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson

Secretary of Technology
Commonwealth of Virginia

Karen Jackson serves as the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a senior advisor to the Governor of Virginia on technology matters including innovation, data analytics, telecommunications, cyber security, and unmanned systems. She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure, for policy and legislative initiatives and for developing programs to facilitate innovation, entrepreneurship, technology development and adoption. She serves as the Virginia lead for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) and is Co-Chair of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. She also sits on a number of Boards including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Center for Innovative Technology, and as Governor McAuliffe's representative on the Federal Communication Commission's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. Prior to her appointment as Secretary of Technology, Ms Jackson was the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology. She has been engaged in federal policy initiatives, including the development of the National Broadband Plan. She received a 2009 IP3 award from Public Knowledge for her work in information policy, and was in Government Technology's 2010 list of top 25 “doers, dreamers and drivers”. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Christopher Newport University and an MBA from the College of William and Mary.

Kevin Jacobsen

Kevin Jacobsen

Executive Director, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS)
Ernst & Young LLP

Kevin Jacobsen leads the FIDS Forensic Technology and Cyber Investigations team of Ernst & Young LLP, which assists clients in responding to, investigating and remediating cyber incidents. Prior to EY, Mr Jacobsen served 34 years in the US Air Force, retiring in the permanent rank of Brigadier General. His military career culminated as the Commander of the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Air Force’s worldwide federal law enforcement and investigative agency, operating at over 265 locations around the globe. He had spent the majority of his military career at the Office, as a special agent conducting and supervising felony-level criminal, fraud, cyber and counterintelligence investigations and operations. Mr Jacobsen also led the Defense Cyber Crime Center; the Department of Defense’s most advanced capability to confront cyber threats. The Center is an IT/Information Assurance leader supporting major investigative and intelligence clients via high-end multimedia forensics lab services; research, development, cyber training, testing and evaluation, analytics, and intrusion forensics.

Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

SVP, Payments and Cyber Security Policy
American Bankers Association

Doug Johnson is the American Bankers Association’s Senior Vice President, Payments and Cyber Security Policy, where he is involved in a variety of public policy and compliance issues. He currently leads the association’s cyber and physical security, business continuity and resiliency policy and fraud deterrence efforts. Mr Johnson serves on the board of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a private corporation that works with government to provide the financial sector with cyber and physical threat and vulnerability information, as part of the nation’s homeland security efforts. He also serves on the executive committee of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council, which advises the federal bank regulatory agencies on homeland security and critical infrastructure protection issues. Prior to joining the American Bankers Association in 1999,Mr Johnson spent 10 years as Assistant Director of the Florida Division of Banking, where he oversaw the supervision and regulation of Florida's domestic and international banking industry. He also spent time in Miami as an analyst for Royal Trust Bank Group, and as a bank consultant for First Research Corporation. He has a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Finance from Florida State University.

Ryan Kazanciyan

Ryan Kazanciyan

Chief Security Architect

Ryan Kazanciyan is the Chief Security Architect for Tanium and has twelve years of experience in incident response, forensic analysis, penetration testing and security architecture. Prior to joining Tanium, Ryan oversaw investigation and remediation efforts at Mandiant, a FireEye company, partnering with dozens of Fortune 500 organizations impacted by targeted attacks. Ryan is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, has taught classes for corporate security teams and federal law enforcement, and is a co-author of Incident Response and Computer Forensics, 3rd Edition (2014). 

James Andrew Lewis

James Andrew Lewis

Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Author, Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency

James Andrew Lewis is a senior fellow and program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a Foreign Service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. His government experience includes work on Asian politico-military issues, as a negotiator on conventional arms and technology transfers, and on military and intelligence-related technologies. Dr Lewis led the US delegation to the Wassenaar Arrangement Experts Group on advanced civil and military technologies and was the rapporteur for the UN Group of Government Experts on Information Security for their successful 2010 and 2013 sessions. He was assigned to US Southern Command for Operation Just Cause, US Central Command for Operation Desert Shield, and to the US Central American Task Force. Since coming to CSIS, Dr Lewis has authored numerous publications. His recent work focuses on cyber security, including the best-selling Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, which was commended by President Obama. He is an internationally recognized expert, and his comments appear frequently in the media. Dr Lewis has a close research partnership with the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations. His current research examines sovereignty on the internet, cyber security norms, warfare, and technological innovation. He Lewis received his PhD from the University of Chicago.

George Little

George Little

Partner, Co-lead of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice
Brunswick Group

George Little is a Partner in the Brunswick Group Washington, DC office, where he co-leads the Cyber security and Privacy Practice. Prior to joining Brunswick he was head of Marketing and Communications at Booz Allen Hamilton, a provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the US government, companies and non-profit organizations. He brings extensive expertise from the highest levels of the national security and defense community, as well as the private sector. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton he served as Assistant to the US Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Press Secretary, and as Director of Public Affairs and Chief of Media Relations for the US Central Intelligence Agency. In these roles, he worked closely with counterparts from other governments to address the full range of security challenges facing the US, and its allies and partners around the world. He also spent five years at IBM advising corporate and government clients on business and technology strategy. Mr Little regularly teaches at Georgetown University, where he received his PhD in International Relations. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Master’s of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University and on the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago’s Project on Security and Terrorism.

Carlos Moreira

Carlos Moreira

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Founder CEO WISeKey, United Nations Expert on CyberSecurity, Telcos and Trust Models, working for ILO, UN, UNCTAD, ITC/WTO, World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP (83-99). Internet Web Pioneer; Founder, Chairman and CEO of WISeKey SA. Founder and SG International Organization for Secure Electronic Transactions Founding Member of the "Comité de Pilotage Project E-Voting"​ of the Geneva Government, Member of the UN Global Compact, Member of the Global Agenda Council. Founding Member WEF Global Growth Companies 2007-15. WEF New Champion 2007 to 2015, Vice Chair WEF Agenda Council on Illicit Trade 2012/14, Member of the 2014-15 Selection Committee for Europe for the WEF Growth Companies. Founder of the Geneva Security Forum SA, Member Global Clinton Initiative. Member the WEF Global Agenda Council on the Future of IT Software & Services 2014-15 . Member of the New York Forum. Selected as one of the WEF, Trailblazers, Shapers and Innovators

Awards: Nominated by Bilan.CH among the 300 most influential persons in Switzerland 2011 and 2013, top 100 of Who's Who of the Net Economy, Most Exciting EU Company at Microsoft MERID 2005, Man of the Year Economy AGEFI 2007. Nominations as a New Champion by the World Economic Forum in 2007 to 2015 in Dalian and Tianjing , China. Award Global Clinton Initiative. Member of the New York Forum.

Adjunct Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering RMIT Australia (95/99). Head of the Trade Efficiency Lab at the Graduate School of Engineering at RMIT, eCommerce research project leader at the University

Carlos is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer and panelist at events organized by the UN, WEF, Clinton Foundation, Bloomberg, Oracle, Microsoft, INSEAD, MIT Sloan, HEC , JPMorgan, UBS etc.

Dominic Nessi

Dominic Nessi

Former Deputy Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer
Los Angeles World Airports

Dominic Nessi is a Deputy Executive Director and the Chief Information Security Officer for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), positions he has held since 2007. He is responsible for all information technology-related functions, including technology planning, design, implementation and utilization of LAWA’s information infrastructure and related voice, data and video communications systems for Los Angeles Airport (the world’s fifth busiest airport), Ontario International Airport and Van Nuys Airport, the world’s busiest general aviation airport. Before joining LAWA he was the US National Park Service’s (NPS) first Chief Information Officer, from 2001 to 2007.

Mr Nessi is on the Editorial Board of Airport Business magazine. He serves on the ISC2’s (International Information System Security Certification Consortium) North American Advisory Council and is the chair of the ISC2 Executive Writer’s Bureau. He is the Chair of the Airports Council International (ACI) World cyber security task force and chairs the ACI North American cyber security sub-committee. In 2014 LAWA received an award for the delivery of complex closed circuit TV, and in 2013 it received a CSO (Chief Security Officer) magazine award for its work in cyber security. In 2011, a major IT project led by Mr Nessi was given an “Honorable Mention” in Government Computer News’ annual IT awards. In 2010, he was selected as one of Computerworld’s 100 Premier IT Leaders. In 2009 he was named as one of Government Technology magazine’s “25 doers, dreamers and drivers” in the information technology industry

Mr Nessi has a certificate in Cybersecurity Policy from the Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government and is completing a series of cyber-related courses from Texas A&M. He is now working with the recently formed A-ISAC (Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center) to increase its membership in the airport community. He has a BSc degree in Computer Science from Roosevelt University in Chicago, a BA degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, a Masters degree in Public Administration with special emphasis in Public Policy from the University of Colorado, and a Master’s Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas

Senior Director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy

Paul Nicholas leads Microsoft’s Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy Team, which focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance infrastructure security and resiliency. His team addresses global challenges related to risk management, incident response, emergency communications, and information sharing. Mr Nicholas recently served as subject matter expert for the East West Institute’s 2011 publications, including the first US Russia taxonomy for cyber collaboration and a review of the applicability of the Hague and Geneva Conventions on cyberspace. In 2007, he helped to establish the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), a multicompany effort to advance industry best practices for software security and integrity. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr Nicholas spent over eight years in the US Government dealing with emerging threats to economic and national security. From 2002 to 2004, he served as White House Director of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection. In that role, he coordinated the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and Homeland Security Presidential Decision Directive 7. He also served in the legislative branch, working as a senior policy advisor for US Senator Robert F. Bennett and as a staff member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information. He has also served as an Assistant Director at the US Government Accountability Office, and as an analyst for the US Department of Defense.

Andy Ozment

Andy Ozment

Assistant Secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, National Protections and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Andy Ozment is the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cyber Security and Communications within the National Protections and Programs Directorate of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He oversees a budget of almost $930m and leads a federal employee workforce charged with enhancing the security, resilience and reliability of the nation’s cyber and communications infrastructure. Prior to joining DHS, Dr Ozment served at the White House as the President’s Senior Director for Cyber Security where he led a team that developed national policy and coordinated federal cyber security efforts in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, cyber security legislation, executive branch security, privacy and civil liberties, information sharing, and incident response. He was responsible for the development and the implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order 13636 on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security, the Cross Agency Priority goal for cyber security, and the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. Dr Ozment previously served in cyber security roles at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, National Security Agency, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Merrill Lynch and Nortel Networks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, a Master of Science degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Ravi Pendse

Ravi Pendse

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Brown University

Ravi Pendse serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Brown University. He is a Professor of Practice in Computer Science and Engineering, a Watson
Institute Faculty Fellow, Brown University Cisco Fellow, and Senior Member of IEEE. His research interests are in the Internet of Things, Cyber Security, and Sensor Networks. He loves sharing ideas on the future of technology and security in our hyper-connected world, and working with students to assist them in various entrepreneurial initiatives in the technology space. Dr Pendse’s research programs have attracted nearly $22m in support, and he has published more than 140 papers in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals. He has won numerous awards for innovative and outstanding teaching. He serves on Cisco’s Global Advisory Board and Aruba Networks CIO board, in Microsoft Higher Education Group, and as an independent board member of High Touch Technologies. Dr Pendse earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, and his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University.

Ellen Richey

Ellen Richey

Vice Chairman - Risk and Public Policy
Visa Inc

Ellen Richey, who first joined Visa in 2007, serves as Vice Chairman of Risk and Public Policy.  Ms Richey leads risk management at Visa, including enterprise risk, settlement risk, and risks to the integrity of the broader payments ecosystem. She coordinates the company’s strategic policy initiatives and works with legislators, regulators and clients globally regarding payment system security and other issues of strategic importance to Visa. Ms Richey also leads crisis management at the executive level and is a member of Visa’s Executive Committee.Before assuming her current role, Ms Richey concurrently served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer. In those positions, she led the legal and compliance functions in addition to her risk management responsibilities. Ms Richey received The Most Influential Women Award from the San Francisco Business Times, the Distinguished Payments Professional Award from Women in Payments and was named one of the Most Influential Women in Payments by PaymentsSource. In 2012, the California Diversity Council named her one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women of California.”  Prior to joining Visa, Ms Richey worked at Washington Mutual Inc. as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Executive Vice President of Card Services. Prior to that, she served as Vice Chairman of Providian Financial Corporation, where she had responsibility for the enterprise risk management, legal, corporate governance, government relations, corporate relations, compliance and audit functions. Earlier in her career, Ms Richey was a partner in the San Francisco law firm Farella, Braun & Martel, where she specialized in corporate, real estate and financial institution matters.  Ms Richey received a BA in Linguistics and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University and a JD from Stanford Law School, and served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Northern California.

Paul Rosenzweig

Paul Rosenzweig

Visiting Fellow
The Heritage Foundation
Marcus Sachs

Marcus Sachs

Chief Security Officer
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

Marcus Sachs is Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation in Washington, DC, where he is responsible for the oversight of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), and for directing security risk assessment and mitigation initiatives to protect critical electricity infrastructure across North America. He leads day-to-day coordination with governmental agencies and stakeholders for analysis, response and dissemination of critical information regarding security threats and events. Mr Sachs' professional experience includes a distinguished 20-year military career in the US Army, two years of federal civilian service at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security, and over 13 years as an executive in the private sector. He has appeared on domestic and foreign TV and radio networks as a computer security expert, has testified before the US Congress, and is frequently quoted by the online and printed media. Mr Sachs retired from the US Army in 2002 after serving as a Corps of Engineers and systems automation officer. In 1998, he was selected by the Secretary of Defense to serve with the Defense Department's Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense. In January 2002,Mr Sachs was appointed by the President to serve concurrently on the staff of the National Security Council as the Director for Communication Infrastructure Protection in the White House Office of Cyberspace Security, and on the staff of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. In 2003,he joined the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for developing the implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Prior to joining NERC, Mr Sachs was the Vice President for National Security Policy at Verizon in Washington, DC. He served on the Executive Committee of the US Communications Sector Coordinating Council, was the Vice Chair of the Communications Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and had leadership roles in several public/private advisory working groups and task forces. In November 2007,Mr Sachs was named a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering, Science and Technology Commercialization, and Computer Science, and is “All But Dissertation” on a PhD in Public Policy. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Julian Sanchez

Julian Sanchez

Senior Fellow
Cato Institute

Julian Sanchez is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and studies issues at the busy intersection of technology, privacy, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on national security and intelligence surveillance. Before joining Cato, Mr Sanchez served as the Washington Editor for the technology news site Ars Technica, where he covered surveillance, intellectual property, and telecom policy. He has also worked as a writer for The Economist’s blog Democracy in America and as an editor for Reason magazine, where he remains a contributing editor.  Mr Sanchez has written on privacy and technology for a wide array of national publications, ranging from the National Review to The Nation, and is a founding editor of the policy blog Just Security. He studied philosophy and political science at New York University.

Angela Sasse

Angela Sasse

Director, UK Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security
University College London (UCL)

Angela Sasse is the Professor of Human-Centred Technology in the Department of Computer Science at University College London, UK. She read psychology in Germany before obtaining an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Sheffield University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. She started investigating the causes and effects of usability issues with security mechanisms in 1996. Her 1999 seminal paper with Anne Adams, Users are Not the Enemy, is one of two papers that founded the research area of usable security. In addition to studying specific mechanisms such as passwords, biometrics, and access control, her research group has developed human-centered frameworks that explain the role of security, privacy, identity and trust in human interactions with technology.  In 2012, she became the Director of the UK Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (RISCS), co-funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Council, GCHQ and the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.

Chris Soghoian

Chris Soghoian

Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Dubbed the "Ralph Nader of the Internet" by Wired and one of Politico's top "thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics," Christopher Soghoian is "the most prominent of a new breed of activist technology researchers" (The Economist), "who have risen to prominence by showing how tedious technical flaws can affect ordinary people."  Mr Soghoian is the Principal Technologist with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project and a TED Senior Fellow.  Mr Soghoian completed his PhD at Indiana University in 2012, which focused on the role that Internet and telephone companies play in enabling government surveillance of their customers.

Suzanne Spaulding

Suzanne Spaulding

Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

Suzanne E. Spaulding serves as Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs
Directorate (NPPD) at the US Department of Homeland Security. She oversees the coordinated
operational and policy functions of the Directorate’s subcomponents – the Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Infrastructure Protection, Biometric Identity Management, Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, and the Federal Protective Service. NPPD’s mission is to strengthen the security and resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructure against physical and cyber risk, securing federal facilities, building capabilities in the .gov and .com domains, and advancing identity management verification. The directorate accomplishes its mission by partnering with infrastructure owners and operators as well as Federal, State, local and territorial officials.Ms Spaulding has spent nearly 25 years working on national security issues for both Republican and Democratic Administrations and on both sides of the aisle of Congress. She was most recently a principal in the Bingham Consulting Group and Counsel for Bingham McCutchen LLP in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the private sector, she served as the Minority Staff Director for the US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for Ranking Member Jane Harman (D-CA), and as General Counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She also spent six years at the Central Intelligence Agency and served as Senior Counsel and Legislative Director for US Senator Arlen Specter (PA). She has led or served on national commissions on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, served on commissions on cyber security and homeland security, and convened and participated in numerous academic and professional advisory panels. Ms Spaulding earned both her Law degree and undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia.

Andy Williams

Andy Williams

Cyber Envoy
UKTI Defence and Security Organisation, British Embassy, Washington DC

Andy Williams was confirmed as the first UK Cyber Envoy to the US in January 2015 during the British Prime Minister's visit to Washington, DC for talks with President Obama. Previously, he led the UK’s “Cyber Connect” program to support the cyber security start-up community as part of the UK’s national cyber security program. Mr Williams also managed the international business of Titania, a leading UK cyber security software start-up that supplies to government and enterprise clients in over 60 countries. Prior to Titania, Mr Williams served for five years as the US government's international trade advisor to American cyber security firms in Europe at the US Embassy in London.Over the last two decades, he has also worked extensively as an independent advisor to transatlantic technology start-ups.

Stephen Woerner

Stephen Woerner

President and Chief Operating Officer
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

Stephen J. Woerner became President of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) in March 2014. He also serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr Woerner oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, including safety, reliability, efficiency and customer service, strategy and regulatory affairs, and information technology. His career began with internships in the defense and aerospace industries. He joined BGE in 1990 as an associate engineer in Distribution and Transmission Engineering, and subsequently held positions in Customer Service, Operations, Emergency Management and Construction Management, as well as several executive management roles, including Vice President, Electric Transmission and Distribution, and Senior Vice President, Gas and Electric Operations and Planning. In 2009, Mr Woerner was selected to lead the major business transformation program at Constellation Energy, serving as Vice President of Transformation. He was responsible for leading the overall integration efforts for the merger between Constellation Energy and Exelon Corporation. A registered professional engineer in the state of Maryland, Mr Woerner is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Power Engineering Society. Recently, he joined the Southeastern Electric Exchange Board of Directors. He previously served as Chairman of the Southeastern Electric Exchange Engineering and Operations Executive Committee and a member of the Edison Electric Institute Distribution Executive Committee. He has also served as Designated Officer to the PJM Transmission Owners Administrative Committee and ReliabilityFirst Corporation. Mr Woerner is a graduate of Leadership Baltimore County and Leadership Maryland. He is Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Humanim Board of Directors, and Vice Chairman of the United Way of Central Maryland Board of Directors. He was also elected to the Board of Visitors of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, the Stevenson University Board of Trustees, Drexel University’s Engineering Advisory Council, the Boy Scouts of America Baltimore Area Council Board of Directors, and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Board of Directors. Mr Woerner earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Loyola University, Maryland.

Denise Wood

Denise Wood

Chief Information Security Officer, Chief IT Risk Officer
FedEx Corporation

Denise Wood is Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief IT Risk Officer for FedEx Corporation. She is responsible for information security and business continuity strategies, processes and technologies that help secure FedEx and its broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. She also provides leadership and strategic direction for innovative human resource, payroll and financial systems that support annual revenue of $44bn and more than 300,000 staff worldwide across six operating companies. Ms Wood joined FedEx in 1984 and in that time has accumulated 30 years’ experience in network computing, systems development and information security. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Payment Card Industry Standards Security Council, and FedEx is the only transportation company to hold a seat on the Board. She serves on the Overton Park Conservancy Board in her community and the Advisory Council of the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. Ms Wood was named the 2007 National Information Security Executive of the Year in the enterprise category by Executive Alliance, and in the same year was selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders.
 She is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Auburn University and holds an MBA in Information Systems Management from Christian Brothers University.


Moderators (5)

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett

Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large, US
Financial Times

Gillian Tett is Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-large, US at the Financial Times. She previously served as US Managing Editor, leading the Financial Times’ editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the FT, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues throughout the globe. Ms Tett served as Assistant Editor, US Managing Editor from 2010 to 2012, and prior to this Assistant Editor responsible for the FT’s markets coverage. Other roles at the FT have included Capital Markets Editor, Deputy Editor of the Lex column, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Tokyo Correspondent, London-based economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and also received the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. She is the author of The Silo Effect: Why Putting Everything In Its Place Isn't Such A Bright Idea (Simon & Schuster, 2015), New York Times bestseller Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (Little Brown, UK and Simon and Schuster, US, 2009), and Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from Its Trillion Dollar Meltdown (Harper Collins, 2003). Before joining the FT in 1993, Ms Tett was awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, where she also earned her Bachelor’s degree.

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer

Foreign Policy Correspondent
Financial Times

As Foreign Policy Correspondent for the Financial Times, Geoff Dyer is based in Washington and covers US diplomatic relations, defense and other foreign policy issues. Mr Dyer most recently served as Beijing Bureau Chief from 2008-2011. Since joining the FT in 1994, he has also reported as Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Correspondent, Brazil Correspondent, Companies Reporter and Shanghai Correspondent. Prior to joining the FT, Mr Dyer was a reporter for Euromoney. He studied history at Cambridge University and has an MA in International Relations from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Hannah Kuchler

Hannah Kuchler

US Pharma and Biotech Correspondent
Financial Times

Hannah Kuchler is US Pharma and Biotech Correspondent for the Financial Times, with a particular focus on how technology is transforming healthcare. For five years, Ms Kuchler served as FT’s San Francisco Correspondent where she covered Silicon Valley and technology with a focus on social media and cyber security. Ms Kuchler was previously a London-based UK news reporter for the FT, covering British politics and general UK news. Prior to this, she worked on the FT’s newsdesk, as Asia Correspondent for FT Tilt in Hong Kong, and covered US markets in New York.  Before joining the FT in 2009, Ms Kuchler was the Editor of The Oxford Student and won the Guardian’s Student Reporter of the Year award in 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern History from Balliol College, Oxford.

David Lynch

David Lynch

Enforcement Correspondent,
Financial Times

David J. Lynch is the Financial Times’ Washington-based Enforcement Correspondent. Previously, he was the Cyber Security Editor at Politico and a senior writer with Bloomberg News focusing on the intersection of politics and economics. He followed the global economy for USA TODAY, where he was the founding Bureau Chief in both London and Beijing and covered the wars in Kosovo and Iraq, the latter as an embedded reporter with the US Marines. He was the paper’s first recipient of a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University, and is the author of When The Luck Of The Irish Ran Out: The World’s Most Resilient Country and Its Struggle to Rise Again.

Kara Scannell

Kara Scannell

US Senior Finance Correspondent
Financial Times

Kara Scannell is the US Senior Finance Correspondent for the Financial Times. Before that she was the Investigations Correspondent, and before that the US Regulatory Correspondent, where she covered US financial regulation and enforcement, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of Justice and state attorney generals’ offices. She is based in New York.  Prior to joining the FT in 2010, Ms Scannell served as a Washington-based SEC and Financial Regulation Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered Congress’ passage of the financial regulation bill and probes into Goldman Sachs Group, Lehman Brothers, Countrywide and Galleon Group. She has also served as Private Equity Reporter and White Collar Crime Reporter for the Journal, covering criminal trials such as Martha Stewart, Enron and Tyco. She holds a BA in Media Studies and Economics from Fordham University.


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Why Attend?

  • Find out from board directors and senior managers in major US corporations what their biggest concerns are in cyberspace
  • Discover what businesses are doing to develop and implement new and improved cyber security strategies
  • Hear from federal and state officials what they are doing to combat cyber crime in the public and private sectors
  • Meet leading cyber security experts
  • Listen to financial services practitioners describe the threats they face and the counter measures deployed

Agenda - 16th Mar

  • 7:45am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45am
    Chair's opening remarks

    Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 8:55am
    Keynote Address: The emerging era of cyberdefense and cybercrime

    At the dawn of this cloud first/mobile first technology century, cybercrime has evolved and is growing exponentially. Enterprises like Sony, Anthem, Premera, Neiman Marcus, Target and Home Depot have had sensitive data compromised. Every second, 12 people become new cybercrime victims. Criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated as the profits from cybercrime grow and there is insufficient deterrence. Companies and individuals need to be aware of these threats and do more to keep their data secure. Public/private partnerships will be key to addressing these threats and to increasing deterrence through effective civil and criminal actions. 

    Tom Burt, VP, Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft

  • 9:10am
    Presentations: Working together to tackle cybercrime

    As cyber risks increase, businesses are having to examine all available options for preventing, detecting and mitigating attacks – and that includes sharing information and techniques with industry peers, and seeking advice and assistance from federal and state governments. This joint public-private sector address will cover the following:

    • The nature and scale of the cyber threat to US businesses.
    • Why current security measures are inadequate, and why things could get worse before they get better.
    • How companies are creating industry groupings and alliances to deal with the problem.
    • Official support to the private sector – what is on offer, and is it any use?

    Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
    Stephen Woerner, President and Chief Operating Officer, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company

    Presentations will be followed by a 10-minute-Q&A moderated by
    Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:40am
    Panel session: Leading from the top – the role of senior management in developing an effective corporate cyber security strategy

    The CEO and the rest of the senior management team in most corporations now realize that cyber security is not just an IT issue, it is a critical business risk that requires their full attention.

    • How should senior management assess cyber risk and develop an appropriate strategy to manage that risk?
    • What are the specific responsibilities of the Chief Information Officer, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and other key senior executives?

    Ann Beauchesne, SVP, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, US Chamber of Commerce
    Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, and Co-Chair of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, Commonwealth of Virginia
    Kevin Jacobsen, Executive Director, Cyber Investigation & Forensics, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY
    Carlos Moreira, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WISeKey

    Moderator: Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:25am
    Networking break
  • 10:45am
    Dialogue: Cyber terrorism – the scale of the problem and how to contain it

    Terrorists are increasingly likely to launch cyber offensives to achieve their goals. The Islamic terror group ISIS, for example, is trying to develop the capability to disrupt the communication and control systems of critical national infrastructure – such as power generation, aviation and hospitals – to wreak havoc and kill people.

    • How serious is the threat of cyber attack from terrorists, and what form could it take?
    • Where are the US, its allies and other countries most vulnerable?
    • What can governments do to prevent such plots, and what special defensive measures should critical infrastructure companies take?

    John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, US Department of Justice

    Interviewer: Geoff Dyer, Foreign Policy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:05am
    Panel framing presentation: Crisis communications – dealing with the media and the wider public when disaster strikes

    George Little, Partner, Co-lead of the Privacy & Cyber Security Practice, Brunswick Group

  • 11:15am
    Crisis communications – dealing with the media and the wider public when disaster strikes

    Crisis management is a specialized branch of public relations that aims to protect a company’s reputation when something goes badly wrong. When a company is hacked on a damaging scale, the media and others have to be told about the problem and what is being done about it.

    • How do you create an effective crisis communications strategy for all three phases – pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis?
    • Who do you tell first when responding to a crisis? How do you prioritize your audience: senior management, staff, regulators, media, customers, shareholders, and other stakeholders?
    • Best (and worst) practices: real life examples of how companies have responded to cyber attacks, and how well (or badly) they did.

    George Little, Partner, Co-Lead, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Brunswick Group
    Dominic Nessi, President, AeroTech Partners; former Deputy Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles World Airports
    Denise Wood, Chief Information Security Officer, FedEx

    Moderator: David Lynch, Enforcement Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:50am
    Transition break
  • 12:00pm
    Conference Splits into Subject Streams

    Stream 1: Creating technology-based security solutions for businesses

    No matter what computer and communications defenses a business puts in place, attackers are adept at identifying vulnerabilities. Frequent security assessments and upgrades are essential, as is collaboration with software developers at home and abroad.

    • What are the most typical vulnerabilities in cyber security technology?
    • Fixing the vulnerabilities: how do you make the technology more secure?
    • When do you decide to scrap existing technology and implement a new solution?
    • Transatlantic cooperation: how closely do businesses in North America and Europe collaborate to develop security strategies, deploy counter measures and share threat information?
    • What is being done by governments on both sides of the water to help stimulate the creation of innovative security solutions and boost investment in cyber security software development firms?

    Marcus Sachs, Chief Security Officer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
    Angela Sasse, Director, Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (RISCS), University College London (UCL); and Professor of Human-Centred Technology, Department of Computer Science, UCL
    Andy Williams, Cyber Envoy, British Embassy, Washington DC

    Moderator: Hannah Kuchler, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

    Stream 2: The corporate legal response to Cybergeddon

    If a company’s security defenses are circumvented and huge amounts of data are stolen, or services are seriously compromised, or massive fraud takes place, it must take action to comply with certain legal and regulatory requirements.

    • Judgment day: what are a company’s legal obligations in the event of a successful cyber attack?
    • What should be the immediate response of the general counsel and chief compliance officer? How should they inform staff, customers, data protection authorities, law enforcement agencies and others?
    • How should these obligations be included in the corporate cyber security strategy, and what can be done to minimize legal risk? Is cyber insurance worth considering?
    • What advice is available from the authorities, including the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, on improving security and breach response?
    • The recovery period: how should the lessons learned from a major breach be acted upon to minimize a similar occurrence in the future?

    Sean Farrell, Unit Chief, Cyber Law Unit, FBI
    James Andrew Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Author, Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency
    Thomas Moriarty, EVP, Chief Health Strategy Officer and General Counsel, CVS Health
    Richard Salgado, Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security, Google

    Moderator: Kara Scannell, Investigations Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 12:45pm
  • 1:45pm
    Presentation: The new era of cyber defense - the machine fights back

    In this new era of cyber-threat, machines are fighting machines and human-driven attacks are getting more sophisticated. The battle has moved from the perimeter to the inside of organizations and no security team, no matter how talented, can keep up. How do you defend your network against threats that have never been seen before?

    Fundamental advances in mathematics and machine learning address this challenge by creating “immune system” defense for networks that allow companies to spot subtle, in-progress cyber-threats. Proven to work across 700 deployments, this self-learning, self-defending technology is capable of automatically learning a “pattern of life” for every user, device and the network as a whole and – critically – self-update, based on evolving evidence.

    Nicole Eagan, Chief Executive Officer, Darktrace

  • 2:00pm
    Panel session: Breach response management - how to react to a successful cyber attack

    No matter how good an organization’s defenses are, they will almost certainly be breached at some point. An enterprise-wide cyber security breach response program is therefore essential to manage the operational, legal, financial and other consequences of a damaging attack, and to maintain the continuity of the business.

    • How do you develop a response management program that includes all relevant departments – corporate security, information security, risk management, legal, compliance, corporate communications, finance and others?
    • How should the lessons learned from a breach be incorporated into a revised cyber breach response program?

    Paul Alvarez, Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY
    Ryan Kazanciyan, Chief Security Architect, Tanium
    Dr Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
    Ravi Pendse, VP and Chief Information Officer, Computing and Information Services, Brown University

    Moderator: Kara Scannell, Investigations Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 2:45pm
    Networking break
  • 3:05pm
    Presentation: Cyber law enforcement – current and future challenges

    David Hickton, US Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania

  • 3:20pm
    Panel framing presentation: Cyber security in the financial services sector

    Note: This presentiation will be held under the Chatham House Rule

    Valerie Abend, Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of the Treasury; and Chair, Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Working Group, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)

  • 3:30pm
    Panel session: Cyber security in the financial services sector

    Note: This session will be held under the Chatham House Rule

    Financial services are a critical national infrastructure, so it is especially important that banks and other financial institutions are resilient to cyber attack.

    • How serious is the threat facing the financial sector, and how effective are the counter measures?
    • How do you create an effective cyber security strategy, one that includes a breach response program and business continuity planning?
    • What more must the sector do to improve security – for example, should there be more information sharing such as that carried out by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)? Is there such a thing as a permanent “fix”, or is cyber security a process to live and breathe forever?
    • Where are the biggest threats likely to come from in the future, in modes of attack and types of attacker? Will virtual currencies increase cyber risks?

    Doug Johnson, SVP, Payments and Cybersecurity Policy, American Bankers Association; and Executive Committee Member, Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council
    Paul Nicholas, Senior Director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy, Microsoft
    Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman, Risk and Public Policy, Visa Inc

    Moderator: Geoff Dyer, Foreign Policy Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:15pm
    Privacy Debate: Are the mass surveillance activities of Western governments a threat to our civil liberties, or essential for national security and personal safety?

    Many argue that the large-scale surveillance techniques of Western intelligence agencies represent an unnecessary, intrusive and often illegal form of attack on personal privacy and civil liberties. Governments are also now putting pressure on communications, technology and social media companies to weaken the encryption on the services they provide to customers, with potentially negative consequences for security and privacy. Many others argue, on the contrary, that large-scale state surveillance and the ability of intelligence and law enforcement agencies to decrypt communications are essential for national security and public safety. They believe the powers of the State in this area should be increased rather than limited. Who is right? Is there a middle ground?

    Dominic Nessi, President, AeroTech Partners; former Deputy Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles World Airports
    Paul Rosenzweig, Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
    Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, The Cato Institute
    Chris Soghoian, Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    Moderator: Kara Scannell, Investigations Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 4:55pm
    Chair's closing remarks

    Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 5:00pm
    Networking drinks reception

Who Attends?


  • Businesses – especially Critical Infrastructure Companies in sectors such as Financial Services, Energy, Telecommunications, Water and Transport.
  • Policymakers – Federal, State and Foreign governments; Supranational Bodies.
  • Public Sector Organizations – Police, Security and Intelligence Services, Healthcare, Emergency Services, Industry Regulators 
  • Service Providers – Software Vendors, Telecommunications Companies, Law Firms, Consultancies.
  • Other Influencers – NGOs, Universities, Research Institutes, Industry Associations


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, IT Director
  • Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Director of Security/Information Security/Digital Security
  • Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Director of Risk/Crisis Management/Business Continuity Planning
  • Head or Director of Fraud Prevention/Intelligence/Forensics/Investigations
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs, Chief Legal Officer
  • HR Director
  • Network Architect, Head of Database Systems/Cloud Computing

2015 Attendees Included:

Aflac AOL Bank of America Bloomberg CA Technologies Clifford Chance Columbia University Con Edison Department of Homeland Security Deutsche Bank EY E*Trade FedEx Corporation Ford Motor Company Fortune Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Goldman Sachs Hogan Lovells Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey IBM JPMorgan Chase Lockheed Martin McGraw Hill Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center MIT - Sloan School of Management Nasdaq NSA New York University Palo Alto Networks PNC Financial Services Group PwC Target Time Warner Cable UBS United Rentals US Department of Defense US Department of the Treasury Wall Street Journal Wells Fargo WWE


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Lead Sponsors (3)

Over the last few years, Microsoft has consistently transformed the way that people live, work, play, and connect through great technology. We are inspired by the genuine belief that we can change the world for the better. Our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

We at Microsoft Services empower you to put innovation into practice. We use our global reach and ecosystem to deliver strategic business outcomes, maximise the value of cloud technology, and drive success through continual support. By leveraging our ingenuity and expertise to define and deliver solutions on the Microsoft platform, we’ll guide you throughout your unique transformation journey.

Brunswick is an advisory firm specializing in business critical issues. Brunswick is one firm globally. Delivering anywhere, we have a reputation for high-caliber, highly experienced people who have diverse backgrounds and skills. Our team of cybersecurity, legal, public affairs, media, and privacy specialists has experience and detailed knowledge of the complex and rapidly-evolving role of data in the corporate ecosystem. We help clients decide whether, when, and how to help shape wider public debates on cybersecurity and privacy.

About EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority — no matter the industry sector. With our more than 4,500 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. And we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide.

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Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber defense. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System technology uses AI algorithms that mimic the human immune system to defend industrial networks of all types and sizes. In an era where OT and IT are increasingly converging, Darktrace’s technology is uniquely positioned to provide full coverage of both enterprise and industrial environments. By applying advanced machine learning and AI algorithms, Darktrace Industrial defends critical infrastructure across the world, and is relied upon by leading energy providers, utility companies and manufacturers to secure their ICS and SCADA environments. Headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, Darktrace has 33 offices worldwide.

WISeKey is a leading information security and identity management company providing specialized security technologies for data protection, and effective identification and authentication of people and objects without compromising trust. Headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, WISeKey has regional subsidiaries around the world.

Tanium gives the world’s largest enterprises and government organizations the unique power to secure, control and manage millions of endpoints across the enterprise within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium empowers security and IT operations teams to ask questions about the state of every endpoint across the enterprise in plain English, retrieve data on their current and historical state and execute change as necessary, all within seconds. With the unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity of Tanium, organizations now have complete and accurate information on the state of endpoints at all times to more effectively protect against modern day threats and realize new levels of cost efficiency in IT operations. 

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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to assist their success in international markets, and with overseas investors looking to the UK as an investment destination.

Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit association of leading organisations from around the world. It is dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in cyber, information security and risk management and developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of its Members.

ISF Members benefit from harnessing and sharing in-depth knowledge and practical experience drawn from within their organisations and developed through an extensive research and work program.

The International Lawyers Network is an association of 91 high-quality, full-service law firms with over 5,000 lawyers worldwide. The Network provides clients with easily accessible legal services in 67 countries on six continents.

The Cybersecurity Law Report (CSLR) contains practical, plain-English guidance to assist outside and in-house counsel and compliance professionals with the dynamic issues unfolding in the cybersecurity, data protection and data privacy arenas. The CSLR leverages The Law Report Group’s expertise-based  journalism model  to help companies protect vital information and comply with evolving state, federal and industry regulatory requirements while enhancing their bottom lines.  

Mergermarket is an independent Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) intelligence service with an unrivalled network of dedicated M&A journalists based in 65 locations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Africa. Unlike any other service of its kind, Mergermarket specializes in providing forward-looking origination and deal flow opportunities integrated with a comprehensive deals database – resulting in real revenues for clients.


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