Aspen Institute Announces First Round of Speakers for 8th Annual Aspen Cyber Summit

September 13, 2023

US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Erik Gerding among those who will take the stage in New York City on November 15

Contact: Victoria Comella
High10 Media

Washington, D.C, September 13, 2023–The Aspen Cyber Summit is an annual gathering for top leaders from business, government, and civil society to discuss the world’s urgent cyber issues. Hosted by Aspen Digital, a policy program of the Aspen Institute, this nonpartisan event is one of the most significant stages for cyber policy discussion, spurring dialogue and momentum to act on the challenges of today and tomorrow.

With the recent proliferation of publicly available generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools, the technology and cybersecurity landscape is in transition. On Wednesday, November 15 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Aspen Cyber Summit attendees will hear from US Securities and Exchange Commission Corporation Finance Director Erik Gerding, Rapid7 CEO and Aspen Global Cybersecurity Group Co-Chair Corey Thomas, OneSpan CEO Matthew Moynahan, and American University Vice Provost for Research and Innovation Diana Burley on how this technology will change our lives, and whether generative AI is revolutionary, evolutionary, or just hype. 

Additional confirmed participants include: Okta Chief Information Security Officer Jameeka Green Aaron, FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director Bryan Vorndran, Veracode CEO Sam King, and Stillman College President Emerita Cynthia Warrick, with more speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Media are invited to apply to attend the 2023 Aspen Cyber Summit in person free-of-charge. A livestream will also be made available for free to viewers around the world. Session topics and a full programming agenda will be forthcoming and available at

This year’s Summit is made possible by media presenting sponsor The Record by Recorded Future; presenting sponsors Google, Insight Partners, and OneSpan; gold sponsors Paladin Capital Group, PwC, and Splunk; and silver sponsors Apple Inc. and Coalition. 

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Aspen Digital is a nonpartisan technology and information-focused organization that brings together thinkers and doers to uncover new ideas and spark policies, processes, and procedures that empower communities and strengthen democracy. This future-focused Aspen Institute program inspires collaboration among diverse voices from industry, government, and civil society to ensure our interconnected world is accessible, safe, and inclusive – both online and off. Across its initiatives, Aspen Digital develops methods for elevating promising solutions and turning thought into networked impact. To learn more, visit or email

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners. For more information, visit

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