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.


Kimberley Raleigh

U.S. Dept. of Justice
Senior Counsel for Cyber Policy

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 2015 administration cybersecurity legislative proposals and Executive Orders 13636, 13691, and 13694. Kimberley also developed the cybersecurity outreach program for the National Security Division.

Prior to joining the Office of Law & Policy in 2010, Kimberley held several senior positions within the National Security Division. She was an Associate Counsel in the Office of Intelligence, Policy & Review, where she worked on counterterrorism and counterintelligence matters, and Counsel to the first Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Kenneth Wainstein, and his immediate successor, Patrick Rowan. Kimberley also served as Counsel to the Director of the Guantanamo Review Task Force established under Executive Order 13492. Since joining the Department of Justice in 2003, Kimberley has received a number of awards, including the Attorney General Award and four Assistant Attorney General Awards.

In addition to her work for the Department of Justice, Kimberley has taught Cybersecurity Law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center since January 2014.

Kimberley received her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago and her B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.