CyberNextDC 2021 has ended
CyberNextDC is one of the leading cybersecurity policy conferences in DC. This year’s event will be hybrid, with limited in-person attendance and remote participation via Zoom. The event will focus on the evolution of ransomware, successful information sharing models, and global policy trends and developments in the cybersecurity ecosystem. Our participants will provide insights into long-standing cybersecurity issues along with practical recommendations for cybersecurity policy on topics such as ransomware, information sharing, public-private collaboration, and equity and inclusion in the cybersecurity workforce. Speakers include high-level government policymakers, Coalition and Alliance member representatives, and foreign government officials. We hope you can join us!

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Thursday, November 18

10:00am EST

Welcome and Opening Remarks
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Ari Schwartz

Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable
A leading voice in national cybersecurity policy with extensive government and nonprofit sector experience, Ari Schwartz directs Cybersecurity Services for Venable's Cybersecurity Risk Management Group. In this role, Ari guides the establishment of cybersecurity consulting services... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 10:00am - 10:05am EST

10:05am EST

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Bart Groothuis

Member of European Parliament
Bart Groothuis (1981) is a member of the European Parliament on behalf of the Dutch People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), which is part of the liberal political group Renew Europe. He is a member of the Industry, Research and Energy committee and a substitute member for... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 10:05am - 10:35am EST

10:35am EST

Cyber Luminaries Panel – Insights and Perspectives From The Experts
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Sam Curry

CSO, Cybereason
Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason. Curry was also CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at Microstrategy in addition to senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent seven years at RSA variously as CSO, CTO and SVP of Product and as Head of RSA Labs. Curry... Read More →

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Jaya Baloo

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Avast
Jaya Baloo is Avast’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and joined Avast in October 2019. Previously, Ms. Baloo held the position of CISO at KPN, the largest telecommunications carrier in the Netherlands, where she established and lead its security team whose best practices... Read More →
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Wendy Nather

Head of Advisory CISOs, CISCO
Wendy Nather leads the Advisory CISO team at Cisco. She was previously the Research Director at the Retail ISAC, and Research Director of the Information Security Practice at 451 Research. Wendy led IT security for the EMEA region of the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corporation... Read More →
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Suzette Kent

Former Federal CIO
Suzette Kent is a global business transformation executive and, most recently, served as the Federal Chief Information Officer for the United States.  Appointed by President Donald Trump in January 2018, Kent served until July of 2020.   Kent’s career has included leadership roles... Read More →
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Dr. Ian Levy

Technical Director, National Cyber Security Centre
Ian took up the post of Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre on 3 October 2016, prior to which he was Technical Director of Cyber Security and Resilience at GCHQ.As the UK Government's "chief cyber security geek", Ian leads on developing defences to manage cyber... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 10:35am - 11:30am EST

11:30am EST

Networking Break
Thursday November 18, 2021 11:30am - 12:05pm EST

12:05pm EST

Evolution in Ransomware Policy

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Megan Stifel

Chief Strategy Officer, Institute for Security and Technology
Megan Stifel is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Institute for Security and Technology, where she also leads the organization’s cyber-related work. Megan previously served as Global Policy Officer at the Global Cyber Alliance and as the Cybersecurity Policy Director at Public Knowledge... Read More →

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Raj Samani

Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow, McAfee Enterprise
Raj Samani is Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow for cybersecurity firm McAfee Enterprise. He has assisted multiple law enforcement agencies in cybercrime cases and is a special advisor to the European Cybercrime Centre in The Hague. Samani has been recognized for his contribution... Read More →
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Phil Reiner

CEO, Institute for Security and Technology
Philip Reiner is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Institute for Security and Technology, a global non-profit that serves as the bridge between technologists and national security policy makers. The mission of IST is to develop solutions to the world's most challenging... Read More →

Jeff Greene

Chief, Cyber Response & Policy, National Security Council
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Kemba Walden

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit
Kemba Eneas Walden is an Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) responsible for launching and leading DCU’s Ransomware Program. Prior to Microsoft, Kemba spent a decade in government service at the Department of Homeland Security, most recently as a... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 12:05pm - 1:00pm EST

1:20pm EST

Thursday November 18, 2021 1:20pm - 1:30pm EST

1:30pm EST

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Mieke Eoyang

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Department of Defense
Ms. Mieke Eoyang is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy. The Cyber Policyoffice is responsible for establishing DoD cyberspace policy and strategy, providing guidance andoversight on DoD cyberspace activities, and managing DoD’s primary external relationships... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 1:30pm - 1:55pm EST

1:55pm EST

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Congressman Jim Langevin

(D-RI, 2nd District)
Congressman Jim Langevin (LAN'-jih-vin) is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information SystemsSubcommittee and also serves on the Subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces and StrategicForces. He is also a senior member of the... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 1:55pm - 2:10pm EST

2:10pm EST

Threat Intelligence Sharing: The Community Effect
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Neil Jenkins

Chief Analytic Officer, Cyber Threat Alliance
Neil leads the CTA’s analytic efforts, focusing on the development of threat profiles, adversary playbooks, and other analysis using the threat intelligence in the CTA Platform. Previously, he served in various roles within the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense... Read More →

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Selena Larson

Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst, Proofpoint
Selena Larson is a senior threat intelligence analyst at Proofpoint on the Threat Research team. She collaborates with fellow researchers to identify and investigate advanced threats and develop actionable threat intelligence. She is also a non-resident fellow at the Harvard Kennedy... Read More →
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Matt Watchinski

Vice President, Cisco Talos
With more than 400 researchers around the globe, Talos is the largest commercial threat intelligence group in the world. Matt oversees all the intelligence activities necessary to support Cisco’s security products and services that keep customers safe.Matt previously ran the Vulnerability... Read More →
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Vikram Thakur

Technical Director, Symantec
Vikram Thakur is a Technical Director at Symantec, a Division of Broadcom. He leads a globally located team of analysts investigating, researching and compiling actionable intelligence from the multitude of cyber attacks happening every single day. In addition, Vikram liaises such... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 2:10pm - 3:05pm EST

3:05pm EST

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Chris Inglis

National Cyber Director
Chris Inglis currently serves as the first Senate-confirmed National Cyber Director and advisor to the President of the United States Joe Biden on cybersecurity. He previously worked as a U.S. Naval Academy Looker Distinguished Visiting Professor for Cyber Studies, as a managing director... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 3:05pm - 3:35pm EST

3:35pm EST

Walking the Talk to Improve Equity and Diversity In the Cybersecurity Workforce
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Simone Petrella

Founder and CEO, CyberVista
Simone Petrella is founder and CEO of CyberVista, a cybersecurity training company that focuses on developing and providing a metrics driven approach that actually develops a qualified workforce.Simone has spent over fifteen years in the cybersecurity industry. Prior to founding CyberVista... Read More →

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Marian Merritt

Deputy Director for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), NIST
Marian Merritt is the Deputy Director for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) atthe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/ U.S. Department of Commerce. Her areas offocus include workforce management, apprenticeship, and small business cybersecurity... Read More →
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Claire Vishik

GMT CTO and Fellow, Intel
Claire Vishik is an Intel Fellow and CTO of Intel GGA (Global Government Affairs) . Her work focuses on  Artificial Intelligence, hardware and network security, Trusted Computing, privacy enhancing technologies, some aspects of cryptography and related global policy and trade issues... Read More →
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Camille Stewart

Global Head, Product Security Strategy, Google
Camille Stewart is an industry-recognized, cybersecurity leader with experience building programs & solutions to address complex technology, cyber, and national security, and foreign policy challenges across the public and private sectors. Named the Global Head of Product Security... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 3:35pm - 4:25pm EST

4:25pm EST

Thursday November 18, 2021 4:25pm - 4:35pm EST

4:35pm EST

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Paul Ash

Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital, Cyber Coordinator, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand
Paul is the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Cyber and Digital, and the Christchurch Call and Cyber Coordinator, based in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Paul works closely with the technology sector and cyber and digital agencies in New Zealand and globally... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 4:35pm - 4:55pm EST

4:55pm EST

Closing Remarks
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Michael Daniel

President & CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance
Michael leads the CTA team and oversees the organization’s operations. Prior to joining the CTA in February 2017, Michael served from June 2012 to January 2017 as Special Assistant to President Obama and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council Staff. In this role... Read More →

Thursday November 18, 2021 4:55pm - 5:00pm EST

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