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Spring Summit
— Wednesday, March 29, 2023 —

The Cyber Initiatives Group (CIG) is an organization of cyber leaders with deep public and private sector experience who work together toward a more secure cyber future.

Summit Agenda

Welcome to The CIG Spring 2023 Summit

Co-hosts Suzanne Kelly, CEO & Publisher, The Cipher Brief; and Matt Hayden, Former Asst. Sec. of Homeland Security for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience


12:00 – 12:25p (EST)


A View from Cyber Command: Insights on Today’s Cyber Threat Environment  


Col. Candice Frost, Commander, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, U.S. Cyber Command


12:25 - 12:50p (EST)      


Inside FBI's Operations Targeting Key Services and What That Means for Companies 


Cynthia Kaiser, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division

12:50 - 1:15p (EST) 

Ivan Kalabashkin, Colonel / Acting Deputy Head, Cybersecurity Department, Security Service of Ukraine (SSU)

1:15 - 1:45p (EST)       


Blinking Red: What are the Signals and Indicators Telling Us About Where the Next Hybrid Conflict Will Happen? 


General Keith Alexander (Ret), former director, National Security Agency

          Christopher Krebs, former Director, CISA

          Stu Solomon, President, Recorded Future


         Moderated by Frank Cilluffo

1:45 - 2:10p (EST)      


The Corporate Situation Room: How Companies Should be Preparing for Taiwan based on Lessons from Ukraine


 The Hon. Susan Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of     National Intelligence

          Kelly Bissell, CVP, Microsoft

          Rick Ledgett, former deputy director, National      Security Agency


Moderated by Matt Hayden, former Assist Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

2:10 - 2:35p (EST)       


Does the USG’s Perception of International Cyber Issues Match with Reality?


          Jeanette Manfra, Google Cloud

          Steve Hill, Credit Suisse


Moderated by Glenn Gerstell, former General Counsel, National Security Agency

2:35 - 3:00p (EST)       


The New National Cyber Strategy and the Great Implementation Challenge


Valerie Abend, Senior Managing Director, 


        Kelly Rozumalski, Senior VP, Booz Allen Hamilton

Mark Montgomery, former Executive Director,      Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Brian Scott, Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director for Cyber Policy and Programs


Moderated by Matt Hayden, former Assist Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

3:00 - 3:30p (EST)       


Are we Witnessing the Dawn of a New AI Arms Race?


PJ Maykish, Senior Advisor, Special Competitive Studies Project,  former Director for Technology Competition,

National Security Council

Jeff Alstott, Senior Information Scientist at RAND Corporation

Lt. General (USMC Ret) Michael Groen, Former Director Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

         Moderated by Kelly Bissell, CVP, Microsoft


Summit Speakers
Summit Hosts

Suzanne Kelly


CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief


Matt Hayden 


Former A/S of Homeland Security for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy

CIG Principal


Platinum Level


Premier Level
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