The Cambridge Cyber Summit Presented by the Aspen Institute and CNBC to be Held on October 4 in Boston

June 5, 2017

Second Annual Conference to Focus on New Ways Business and Government Can Collaborate to Secure U.S. Interests


Jennifer Dauble
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The Aspen Institute
Doug Farrar
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Englewood Cliffs, N.J. and Washington, D.C., June 5, 2017 –CNBC and The Aspen Institute today announced the second annual The Cambridge Cyber Summit on October 4th at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston, MA.

This unique one-day summit brings together top technology leaders, CEOs and government officials to explore the latest in cyber security with a particular focus on how the public and private sectors can work together to safeguard our economic, financial and government assets, while maintaining convenience and protecting privacy. Nearly every week brings new alerts on cybersecurity, highlighting the ever-greater consequences of cyber intrusions to business and even our electoral processes, making these topics that much more vital. This event will include not just high-level policy discussions, but also a special focus on examining lessons learned by key participants during specific cyber incidents.

The Cambridge Cyber Summit is a part of the expanded focus on cybersecurity by both The Aspen Institute and CNBC. CNBC’s new franchise, Securing Our Future, includes pertinent TV and Digital content that zeroes in on the latest news from the cybersecurity world. Additionally, The Aspen Institute recently named John Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, as the chair of its newly launched Cybersecurity and Technology Program.

Speakers from The Cambridge Cyber Summit in 2016 included: Admiral Michael Rogers, NSA Director; Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (now acting director); Matt Olsen, IronNet Cybersecurity Co-Founder; Alex Pentland of MIT; and Dr. Tom Leighton, Founder and CEO of Akamai Technologies, among others.

The summit will be coupled with special digital content from both CNBC and The Aspen Institute, with live coverage on CNBC before, during and after the summit.

For more information about The Cambridge Cyber Summit go to:   And, to register to attend go to:

About The Aspen Institute:

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partners in Spain (Madrid), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin), India (New Delhi), Italy (Rome), Japan (Tokyo), Mexico (Mexico City), the Czech Republic (Prague), and Romania (Budapest), and leadership programs around the world, including Africa and Latin America.

The Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program offers educational resources and shares knowledge across industries and sectors, as well as convenes government and private sector leaders to discuss these challenges and offer policy solutions to help shape and create a safe and secure online environment. Through both public and invitation-only events that bring together serious thinkers from Washington, Silicon Valley, academia, journalism, and the private sector, the Aspen Institute’s Cyber & Technology Program works to ensure that the internet remains a key driver of American innovation.

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About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 385 million homes worldwide, including more than 94 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network’s 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC’s highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms including:; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides live access to CNBC programming, exclusive video content and global market data and analysis; a suite of CNBC mobile products including the CNBC Apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices; and additional products such as the CNBC App for the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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