Second Annual Cambridge Cyber Summit

October 4th, 2017 | Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate | Boston, MA

This unique one-day summit brings together top technology leaders, CEOs, and government officials to explore the latest in cybersecurity, with a particular focus on how the public and private sectors can work together to safeguard our economic, financial, and government assets, while also maintaining convenience and protecting privacy.

Live Video

Panel topics include:

  • Russia, Ukraine, and Critical Infrastructure: Canary in the Coalmine?
  • North Korea: The Bank-Robbing Evilest Empire
  • Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
  • The Security of the Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity and Regulation

This year’s slate of speakers represents many of the most influential leaders in the cybersecurity industry, including a keynote address by White House Homeland Security Advisor Thomas P. Bossert. Other speakers include Catherine P. Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America; Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies; Jason Matheny, Director, IARPA; and Joe Sullivan, CSO, Uber. We’ll also have former FCC chair Tom Wheeler; NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell; Robert Hannigan, who just stepped down as the head of GCHQ; John Carlin, Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cyber & Technology Program and former Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Lisa Monaco, former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to President Barack Obama; and Monika Bickert from Facebook.


2017 Cambridge Cyber Summit Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.     Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05            Welcome Remarks
Tyler MathisenCo-anchor, “Power Lunch” and “Nightly Business Report,” CNBC


9:05 – 9:35            Global Threat Briefing
Sue GordonPrincipal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Interviewer: Eamon Javers, Washington Correspondent, CNBC

9:35 – 10:05            The View from the White House 
Rob Joyce, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator

Interviewer: John CarlinChairman, Cybersecurity and Technology Program, The Aspen Institute; Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice

10:05 – 10:35          Russia and Ukraine: The Canary in the Coalmine?
Oleh DereviankoChairman, Information Systems Security Partners (ISSP)
E.W. “Bill” Priestap, Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Elizabeth Sherwood-RandallSenior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Moderator: Andy GreenbergSenior Writer, WIRED

10:35 – 10:55   Break

10:55 – 11:25        North Korea: The Bank-Robbing Evilest Empire
John CarlinChairman, Cybersecurity and Technology Program, The Aspen Institute; Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice
Jeff Greene, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs and Policy,Symantec
Chris Inglis, Managing Director, Paladin Capital; Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

Moderator: Suzanne Kelly, CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief

11:25 – 12:05       Good Offense, Better Defense: Toward a New National Cybersecurity Posture
Tom Fanning, Chairman and CEO, Southern Technologies
Mike GregoireCEO, CA Technologies
Robert HanniganFormer Director, GCHQ (U.K.)
Rob JoyceCybersecurity Coordinator, White House

Moderator: Jon ForttOn-Air Editor and Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,”CNBC

12:05 – 12:20 p.m. Cyber Crime and Punishment
Rod RosensteinDeputy Attorney General, Department of Justice

12:20 – 1:35         Lunch Session: Hosted Roundtables

1:35 – 2:05       Right Hand, Left Hand: Transparency, Communication and Conflict
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook
Glenn GerstellGeneral Counsel, National Security Agency
Tom WheelerFormer Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Interviewer: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Co-anchor, “Squawk Box,” CNBC



 2:05 – 2:45            Cybersecurity Disruption: What’s Next?
Mark McLaughlinChairman and CEO, Palo Alto Networks

Mark McLaughlinChairman and CEO, Palo Alto Networks
Sarah Guo, Principal, Greylock Partners

Moderator: Eamon Javers, Washington Correspondent,CNBC

2:45 – 3:00            The Cognitive Answer & Lessons from “The Range”
Marc van ZadelhoffGM, IBM Security

3:00 – 3:30            Rise of the Machines: AI, for Good and Evil
Dan Geer, CISO, In-Q-Tel
Jason MathenyDirector, IARPA
Mark Maybury, Vice President, Intelligence Portfolios, MITRE

Moderator: Thomas RidProfessor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Studies

3:30 – 3:50            Break

3:50 – 4:20            Smart(er) Connections: Building a Safer Internet of Things
John FlynnChief Information Security Officer, Uber
Matt MoynahanCEO, Forcepoint
Phyllis Schneck, Former Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security

Moderator: Tyler MathisenCo-anchor, “Power Lunch” and “Nightly Business Report,” CNBC

4:20 – 4:45            Financial Security: Defending the Global Banking System
Catherine BessantChief Operations and Technology Officer, Bank of America

Interviewer: Andrew Ross SorkinCo-anchor, “Squawk Box,” CNBC

4:45 – 5:15            Platforms, Patches, Privacy: Balancing Business, National Security and Liberty
Brad SmithPresident and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

Moderator: Jon ForttOn-Air Editor and Co-Anchor, “Squawk Alley,” CNBC

5:15 – 6:30            Reception


*Subject to change


Contact Rose Butchart at 202-736-2294 or [email protected]