Suits and Spooks: Innovative Problem-Solving On National Security Issues

“What we are creating now is a monster whose influence is going to change history, provided there is any history left.” (John von Neumann)

 When John von Neumann said those words in 1952, he didn’t mean the Atomic bomb that he helped create as a scientist with the Manhattan Project. He was referring to his revolutionary work in high speed computing. Over sixty years later, the computer has revolutionized every aspect of our life – from currency to medicine to warfare. Our almost total reliance upon insecure software and hardware has made the world less safe, and has fundamentally changed the power equations between State and Non-State actors. 

Suits and Spooks 2017 will focus on identifying the world’s most valuable new technologies, who the threat actors are that are looking to acquire them, and what can be done to stop them.

Admission is $549 for industry, and $375 for full-time government, military, or academia employees. Visit SuitsandSpooks.com to register.

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Wednesday, January 11 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Post DYN DDoS: Is Government Regulation of the Internet of Things on the Horizon?

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The 2015 DDOS attack on DNS provider DYN exploited vulnerabilities in DVDs and baby monitors to take major websites offline. Considering the harm a botnet running simple code can do, what might be required of manufacturers of Internet connected devices in the future? What are chances of government regulation and which agency be responsible? Is there an appropriate compliance regime needed for IoT? What will organizations have to do without regulation? This panel will provide an update on recent congressional activity on IoT security and some interesting historical examples of early regulation. 

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Greg Elin

CEO, GovReady PBC
Greg Elin is the founder and CEO of GovReady PBC which The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate recently awarded a two-year contract to develop tools to help developers through the C&A process to open the door for more secure, compliant and quality software... Read More →

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Austin Carson

Legislative Director for Representative Michael T. McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, U.S. Government
Austin Carson is the Legislative Director for Representative Michael T. McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. In addition to directing the Chairman’s legislative activities, he focuses on technology issues including financial services technology and cybersecurity... Read More →
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JC Herz

COO, Ion Channel
J.C. Herz is cofounder of Ion Channel, a data and delivery platform for software supply chain intelligence and Secure DevOps. In 2006, she founded Batchtags, a startup that pioneered novel visual interfaces for large, highly interconnected networks. Batchtags was acquired by a defense... Read More →
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Gunter Ollmann

Chief Security Officer, Vectra Networks, Inc.
Gunter Ollmann is a seasoned veteran of the Information Security world - successfully defining and trail-blazing new security markets, inventing revolutionary classes of technology, building and leading globally recognized research teams, revitalizing and constructing high margin... Read More →

Kimberley Raleigh

Senior Counsel for Cyber Policy, U.S. Dept. of Justice
Kimberley Raleigh is Senior Counsel for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. In that role, she has worked with the National Security Council and other federal agencies to draft key U.S. cybersecurity policy initiatives, including the 2011 and... Read More →

Wednesday January 11, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am EST
CEB Waterview Conference Center 1919 N. Lynn Street, Arlington VA 22209