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Summer Summit
— Wednesday, June 28, 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

12:00p – 12:15p              Hello and Welcome

12:15p – 12:45p              How the Good Guys and the Bad Guys are Really Using AI

                                                       Christopher Ahlberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Recorded Future

                                                       Chris Krebs, Partner, Krebs-Stamos Group, former CISA Director 

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

                                                       Dr. Courtney Crosby, Director of AI Special Missions, Booz Allen 


12:45p – 1:15p                Behind-the-Scenes of the Volt Typhoon Alert & What it Means for Business

                                                       Kelly Bissell, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

                                                       Moderator: Rick Ledgett, Former Deputy Director, NSA



1:15p – 1:45p                 The Impact of Cyber-Propelled Disinformation / Influence

                                                       Glenn Gerstell, former General Counsel, National Security Agency

                                                       Paul Lekas, SVP for Global Public Policy and Government Affair, Software & Information Industry Assoc

                                                       Lee Foster, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies


1:45p – 2:15p                 Strategies for Cyber Partner Capacity Building

                                                       Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery (Ret.), Former Executive Director, US Cyberspace Solarium Commission

                                                       Jim Langevin, Former United States Representative, Rhode Island 


2:15p – 2:45p                 A Check-in on CISA’s Ransomware Pilots

                                                       Matt Hayden, Former Asst Sec of Homeland Security for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk and Resilience Policy

                                                       Brandon Wales, Executive Director, CISA


2:45p – 3:00p                  Thank you

Summit Speakers

The Hon. Susan Gordon

Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

CIG Principal


Congressman Jim Langevin (D)

Chair, House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems (CITI)


Christopher Krebs

Founding Partner, Krebs Stamos Group

CIG Principal


Mark Montgomery

Former Executive Director, U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission

CIG Principal


Kelly Bissell 

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

CIG Principal


Glenn Gerstell

Former General Counsel, NSA

CIG Principal


Rick Ledgett 

Former Deputy Director, NSA

CIG Principal

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Dr. Courtney Crosby

Director of AI Special Missions, Booz Allen

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Lee Foster 

Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins 

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Christopher Ahlberg

Co-founder & CEO, Recorded Future

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Paul Lekas

SVP, Software & Information Industry Association

Summit Hosts

Suzanne Kelly Co-host

CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief


Matt Hayden Co-host

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

CIG Principal

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