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Where leaders with government and industry experience engage in detail on next-gen cyber
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CYBER INITIATIVES GROUP?
We are an exclusive, members-only community of cyber leaders working together to innovate and co-create solutions to emerging cyber-related national security challenges. Ground-breaking ideas start here and at our in-person events.
General Michael Hayden (Ret.)
Former Director of CIA and NSA
CEO of Mandiant
General Keith Alexander (Ret.)
Former Director of NSA
Former Deputy Director of NSA
General David Petraeus (Ret.)
Former Director of CIA
The Honorable Susan Gordon
Vice President of Cyber Offense and Defence Experts, Raytheon Intelligence and Space
Board Member of Citi Group; Former Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis of USDT
Executive Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator
Former Director of GCHQ
Director of Risk & Compliance at Google Cloud; Former Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Global Cybersecurity Lead, Accenture
5G Security: It’s Zero Hour for Zero Trust
Dr. Kristopher Hall and Matthew Edwards | December 15, 2021
PRIVATE SECTOR PERSPECTIVE— Fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology will completely transform global telecommunications networks. Billions more devices, sensors, and systems will be connected worldwide.
The Supply Chain is the Perfect Asymmetric Target
Robert Hannigan | December 13, 2021
EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — Asked recently what risk he worried about most, alongside Taiwan and Ukraine, Cipher Brief Expert General Stanley McChrystal said it was cyber security, particularly in the supply chain.
Artificial Intelligence in the IC: Culture is Critical
Corin Stone | August 23, 2021
OPINION — Several weeks ago, I wrote an article praising the widespread, bipartisan support for the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which would dramatically expand federal government support for U.S. technological growth and innovation in the face of the global AI race.
Arms Control for Cyber
Joseph DeTrani | August 9, 2021
OPINION — The Solar Winds cyber-attack in March 2020 that successfully targeted hundreds of U.S. Government agencies and private sector businesses was a wake-up call making clear that something must be done before it’s too late...
Leveraging Uncertainty for Strategic Cyber Deterrence
Gentry Lane | August 6, 2021
PRIVATE SECTOR PERSPECTIVE — Legislators are calling for mandatory disclosure of cybersecurity events in previously unregulated industries.
Cyber is the New Weapons System of the Future
Walter Pincus | July 6, 2021
OPINION — “Right now, the offensive side has all the capability and we on the defensive side have got to run a new defense,” said John Sherman, the Defense Department’s Acting CIO. Pincus shares his take on the recent subcommittee hearing.
A Conversation with Brad Smith and The Hon. Susan Gordon
What roles does the private sector hold in national security? Microsoft President Brad Smith sits down with former PDDNI the Hon. Susan M. Gordon for a powerful conversation.
An Interview with Kevin Mandia and General David Petraeus
The SolarWinds breach discovered and disclosed by FireEye was a game changer. FireEye (now Mandiant) CEO Kevin Mandia joins KKR’s Global Institute Chairman and Cipher Brief Expert David Petraeus in conversation.
“The Cybersecurity Summit unquestionably ranks with the very best of the numerous cyber conferences in which I have participated. The level and range of expert dialogue are always unmatched, and the agenda unerringly focuses attention on the issues that are most critical to government and the private sector. Beyond that, the expert-led sessions and simulation exercises do a wonderful job of providing the audience insights into the thinking of policy makers and consistently spotlight the gaps in our cyber organizations’ authorities, resources, and capabilities.”
—GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS
Former Commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and Coalition and US Forces in Afghanistan
Former Director of the CIA
“CIG hit a grand home run with The Cybersecurity Summit. The speakers were broadly diverse, often provocative, and always enlightening. The cyber exercise was especially well done; it certainly brought to light some useful 'it’s not as easy as it looks' insights. In summary, a great job; maybe the best such session I’ve experienced.”
—LT GEN JAMES R. CLAPPER
Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
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Recommended Reading in Cyber
Does the World Really End This Way?
A Review of This is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth
The Author: Nicole Perlroth is an award-winning staff writer at The New York Times where she covers digital espionage and cybersecurity.
The Reviewer: Christopher Gallup is a Senior Cloud Security Architect with a master’s in information assurance and cybersecurity, and an active CISSP.
A Conversation with Kelly Bissell, Global Managing Director of Accenture Security
Accenture Security Global Managing Director Kelly Bissell reflects on the responsibilities of CISOs and what's needed to achieve security at scale.
A Conversation with Glenn Gerstell, Formerly of the NSA General Council
Former NSA Director Rick Ledgett interviews Glenn Gerstell, one of the most innovative and provocative thinkers on modern national security threats.
A Conversation with Alex Cresswell and Conrad Prince
Former Deputy Director, NSA Rick Ledgett talks with former Deputy Director, GCHQ Conrad Prince and former member of the British Foreign Service Alex Creswell.
A Conversation with Chris Inglis and Ciaran Martin
Former NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis and former CEO, National Cyber Security Centre (UK), Ciaran Martin take the virtual stage at The 2021 Cybersecurity Summit.
A Conversation with Senator Mark Warner
Senator Mark Warner, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, discusses Congress' role in combatting cyber threats and how to make rapid progress on the cyber challenges we face.