A Conversation with Brad Smith and The Hon. Susan Gordon
The Future of Cyber Starts Here.
Where leaders with government and industry experience engage on next-gen cyber
Announcing the 2023 CIG Summit Dates
Spring: March 29 • Summer: June 28
Fall: September 20 • Winter: December 13
What is the Cyber Initiatives Group (CIG)?
The Cipher Brief’s Cyber Initiatives Group (CIG) is changing the way we collaborate when it comes to cybersecurity by convening high-caliber, productive engagements for a discerning public-private cyber community. The CIG is co-chaired by a group of CIG Principals with deep public and private sector experience, who meet four times a year to help set the agenda for CIG Virtual Summits.
Our principals are esteemed in their fields of national security, cyber, technology, and more.
General Michael Hayden (Ret.)
Former Director, CIA and NSA
General Keith Alexander (Ret.)
Former Director, NSA
RADM Mark Montgomery (Ret.)
Former Executive Director, U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission
The Honorable Susan Gordon
General David Petraeus (Ret.)
Former Director, CIA
Former Director Signals
CEO of Mandiant
Former Deputy Director, NSA
The Honorable Leslie Ireland
Board Member of Citi Group; Former A/S for Intelligence and Analysis of USDT
Executive Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator
Former Director, GCHQ
Exclusive Knowledge Partner
Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dir. of Risk & Compliance, Google Cloud; Former A/S for Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS
Former General Counsel, NSA
Former Director of Information Assurance, NSA
President, Recorded Future
Paolo Dal Cin
Lead, Accenture Security
Partner, Krebs-Stamos Group
Former A/S for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy, DHS
of survey respondents rated CIG speakers as Excellent
Registered attendees from CIG summits to date
of survey respondents rated CIG summits as among the best or the best cyber events they have ever attended
"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."
—GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS (Ret.)
Former Commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and Coalition and US Forces in Afghanistan; Former Director of the CIA