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Please join us at the 2012 FedCyber Summit: Amazing presentations and interactive cross-agency/sector panels


We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 FedCyber Summit on 15 Nov 2012. An amazing group of cyber security professionals from all three branches of the federal government have signed up to attend. They are being joined by other world-class-best cyber security professionals from industry and academia, including some of the greatest at incident response and cyber forensics.

The morning keynote features DoD’s lead for all cybersecurity policy, Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy.  Following a full day of interactive sessions designed to examine best practices and emerging concepts, we will have a closing keynote by one of the most highly respected practitioners in our field, General Harry Raduege (USAF ret).  General Raduege will provide insights on the state of cybersecurity globally  and will also give us his views on the FedCyber summit, highlighting his key takeaways from the event.

Technology will also be examined during the day, with panels on emerging tech and a series of ignite-style presentations from firms like Safenet, HP, Fireeye, Certes Networks, Cyber-Ark and an exciting update on the new open source project by Cloudera called Impala.  This Impala session may be the first chance many of us have to see this new capability.

The event will also feature a presentation by Jason Healey of thee Atlantic Council on the history of cyber conflict. This is the result of a formal study extracting lessons learned from our collective history. Conclusions will be action-oriented and inform your security decisions today.

This day-long FedCyber event is designed to help us all examine our defensive concepts and should help make a positive difference in our collective approach to emerging and dynamic threats. Please register now at:

Full agenda is below: Cyber Security Summit
Confronting the Next Generation of Cyber Security Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Atrium Ballroom
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Announcing our closing keynote: General Harry Raduege, USAF (ret)

General Harry Raduege led DoD activities from enterprise IT support to operational military missions in numerous positions, including serving as the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Commander of the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations. His activities in global cyber defense and coordination keep him in almost constant contact with not only U.S. and foreign leaders, but also technologists as he continues to work on these issues of national significance. His closing remarks will provide us with an instantaneous review of the entire FedCyber summit, including key take aways and suggestions for continued FedCyber community action.

Morning Keynote: Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Cyber Policy

Join us for the Second Annual Cyber Security Summit, a venue for our nation’s most seasoned cyber security practitioners to come together to discuss issues of common concern. Matt DevostPresident and CEO at FusionX, and Bob GourleyEditor at, will moderate panels along with top security experts;Bill CheswickBob Flores, formerly CIA; Jason Healey, Atlantic Council; Roger Hockenberry, CIA; Nick LantuhCyber PractitionerTom Parker, FusionX; Retired Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege, USAF; Gal Shpantzer, Energy Sector Security Consortium; Richard StiennonIndustry Analyst;Bob StrattonInternet Security Pioneer and Technology EntrepreneurMichael Tanji, Kyrus-Tech; and Joshua Work, Symantec.

Government and industry speakers will discuss how policy-makers can accurately characterize cyber adversaries and learn to appreciate the nature of the threat through fact-based assessments and threat briefings; the state of cross-organizational information sharing; and the impact of emerging technologies on the state of cyber security, including Big Data, Cloud Computing, mobility, wireless communications, and embedded computing. Afterwards, seven firms with promising technology selected by FedCyber subscribers will be asked to deliver fast-paced ignite-style presentations on their capabilities in the Ignite-Style Tech Review.

Space is limited, so register now to attend.

Working Agenda

07:30am – 08:00am Registration and Breakfast
08:00am – 08:10am Welcome
08:10am – 09:00am Morning Keynote: Addressing Cyber Workforce Challenges for a New Domain of Conflict
09:00am – 10:30am Threat Intelligence and Adversary Characterization: Driving Action Through Fact-Based Assessments
10:30am – 11:00am Networking Break and Exhibits
11:00am – 11:45am Cyber Workforce Challenges: Recruiting and Retaining the Best
11:45am – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 02:00pm Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Cyber Security
02:00pm – 02:15pm Networking Break
02:15pm – 03:15pm Ignite-Style Tech Review: 7-Minute Speed Presentation on High Interest Technologies and Concepts
03:15pm – 04:00pm Lessons Learned From the History of Cyber Conflict
04:00pm – 04:30pm Closing Keynote and Takeaways

Registration is from 7:30am to 8:00am. Discussion will start promptly at 8:00am. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please register now at:

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.

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