Aspen Cyber Summit to Convene Nation’s Leading Cybersecurity Experts and Policymakers in New York City

September 23, 2019

Aspen Institute to host Summit on October 2nd; CNN announced as media partner

Contact: Jon Purves
Senior Media Relations Manager
The Aspen Institute

Washington, DC, September 23, 2019– The fourth annual Aspen Cyber Summit will take place on Wednesday, October 2nd in New York City, its first time in the city. Leading policymakers, private sector experts, and innovators will discuss today’s most pressing issues in cybersecurity and technological innovation. The day-long event will take place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

The keynote will be delivered by U.S. Secret Service Director James M. Murray, and topics addressed as part of the policy agenda will include disinformation in an election year, transnational supply chains and national security, securing internet infrastructure, and emerging threats. The full agenda is available at

Speakers include U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers; Jigsaw Director of R&D Yasmin Green; CrowdStrike President Shawn Henry; former White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, now a partner at O’Melveny & Meyers, distinguished senior fellow at NYU Law School, and co-chair of the Aspen Cybersecurity Group; Defense Innovation Unit Director for Cyber Jeff Kleck; Nazak Nikakhtar, the Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Cloudflare CEO and Co-Founder Matthew Prince; and Richard Stengel, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, as well as CISA Deputy Director Matthew Travis from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Aspen Cyber Summit also today announced CNN as the exclusive media partner. Journalists including Kylie Atwood, Pamela Brown, Jim Sciutto, and Brian Stelter will drive discussion throughout the day and report from the Summit.

Editor’s Note: Press interested in covering the Aspen Cyber Summit in-person should contact for more information. Discussions will be available via livestream here: Please credit the Aspen Cyber Summit, organized by the Aspen Institute, in any coverage.

The annual Aspen Cyber Summit began in 2016, and has previously been held in Boston, MA, and San Francisco, CA. It is organized by the Aspen Institute Cyber & Technology Program, chaired by John Carlin.

The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas. Based in Washington DC, the Institute also has campuses in Aspen, CO, and on the Wye River in eastern Maryland, and maintains offices in New York and several other cities. For more information, visit


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