The Future of Cyber Starts Here.

Where leaders with government and industry experience engage in detail on next-gen cyber

About Us

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.

Principals Committee
General Michael Hayden (Ret.)​

Former Director of CIA and NSA

Kevin Mandia

CEO of FireEye

General Keith Alexander (Ret.)

Former Director of NSA


Rick Ledgett

Former Deputy Director of NSA

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General David Petraeus (Ret.)

Former Director of CIA

The Honorable Susan Gordon

Former PDDNI


Teresa Shea

Vice President of Cyber Offense and Defence Experts, Raytheon Intelligence and Space


The Honorable Leslie Ireland

Board Member of Citi Group; Former Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis of USDT

Recent Briefings
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 CEO Kevin Mandia joins KKR’s Global Institute Chairman and Cipher Brief Expert David Petraeus in conversation. 

Recommended Reading in Cyber
This is How They Tell Me the World Ends 
by Nicole Perlroth
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.

“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.”

Former Commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and Coalition and US Forces in Afghanistan, and former Director of the CIA


The Cyber Initiatives Group empowers reform and innovation by bringing today's leaders in cyber and national security, from government and industry, together in dialogue.

"We're actually entering the most dangerous part of cyber conflict that we've ever had"

@DAlperovitch told @thecipherbrief #TCBCyberSummit


“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.”


Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence

Our virtual briefings channel expert insights on cyber into practical information focused on the public and private sectors.
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.

The Discussion Continues in The Forum

Engage directly with cyber leaders + principals on how we action forward.