About the Summit

On June 12, 2017, The MITRE Corporation will bring together senior executives from business, government and academia to address common cyber challenges across multiple sectors (e.g., finance, health, transportation, homeland security, defense), all reliant on a fundamentally fragile cyber infrastructure.

Join us to examine ways to shape the future and change the game in cyber space while ensuring the success of critical mission operations.

What disruptive technologies will challenge our existing operating norms? Considering crippling attacks against intellectual property and public safety, what does industry expect from government? What are the big ideas driving the future of innovation in cyberspace?

Attendance is invitation-only and limited to fewer than 150 guests. Join an extraordinary group of government leaders, CEOs, CSOs, technologists, and other innovators, for a day that will feature:

  • Provocative presentations
  • Industry stories from the cyber trenches
  • Game-changing ideas
  • Cutting-edge advice on harnessing new cyber opportunities

The agenda and presentations are coordinated by The MITRE Corporation as part of our Federally Funded Research and Development Center mission to support government research, technology development, systems acquisition and policy guidance for cyber leaders across industry, government, and academia. MITRE brings innovative technology expertise to bear in tangible ways for the public good.

This event is closed to the press.


Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:30am - 4pm


Registration and Breakfast


WelcomeDr. Jason F. Providakes, President & CEO, The MITRE Corporation and Dr. Mark T. Maybury, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, The MITRE Corporation


Shaping the Future of Cyberspace
Cyberspace offers both risk and potential. This keynote will examine the evolving cyber landscape and present a thought-provoking vision for how we can view and shape alternative futures with the help of keen and imaginative thinking.

Mr. Michael Chertoff — Co-founder of The Chertoff Group; former Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security


Fireside Chat: Government or Industry — Who Owns the Solution?
Is it government's role to protect industry in cyberspace? What should industry be doing to ensure its own security? What concerns will the future bring? This panel will explore the federal, state, local, and international landscape and look for new common ground.

Moderator: Ms. Donna F. Dodson — Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • Dr. Reginald Brothers — The Chertoff Group; former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, Department of Defense; Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Ms. Susan Greenhalgh — Elections Specialist, Verified Voting Foundation
  • Mr. Mitchell Komaroff — Director, Cybersecurity Enterprise Capabilities, Office of the CIO, Department of Defense
  • Dr. Catherine Lotrionte — Director of the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security, Georgetown University

The Future of Cyber Risk Management and Cyber Insurance
How can organizations effectively manage their cyber risk? Where does insurance fit into the overall landscape? With claims and complexity increasing, how can companies differentiate their cyber risk management approach to obtain the most comprehensive and competitive terms? Hear thoughts from industry veterans who understand the current market environment about how to prepare your organization for successful outcomes.

Moderator: Mr. Paul A. Ferrillo — Counsel, Litigation, Weil Gotshal LLP; Cybersecurity Regulatory, Governance & Compliance expert

  • Mr. Tom Finan — Chief Strategy Officer, Ark Network Security Solutions (Ark, NSS); former Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Matt McCabe — Senior Vice President, Marsh; former senior counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security
  • Mr. Jake Olcott — Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, BitSight Technologies; member of the Conference Board's Cyber Governance Advisory Group; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Networking Break


Disruptive Technologies — Challenging Norms
Disruptive technologies will challenge our existing operating norms in cyberspace. In a series of quick talks, hear from and engage with a sampling of companies that may be changing the game with their provocative ideas and novel approaches. A panel Q&A session will conclude this session.

Moderator: Dr. Jay Schnitzer — Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, The MITRE Corporation

  • Mr. Tyler Carbone — Chief Product Officer & Head of Customer Success, Terbium Labs
  • Mr. Barry Costa — Director, Technology Transfer Office at The MITRE Corporation
  • Dr. Earl Crane, PhD — CEO & Co-Founder, Emergent
  • Mr. Rick Gordon — Managing Partner, Mach37 Cyber Accelerator
  • Dr. Ellison Anne Williams — CEO and Founder, ENVEIL

Lunch — Roundtable Discussion


What Do Organizations Need? Reports from the Cyber Front Lines
Organizations across multiple sectors are facing real threats and breaches. Demystify the cyber challenges faced by organizations with a candid discussion about day-to-day concerns and uncertainties. Are conventional solutions aligned with situational realities? Hear insights from those on the front lines and get the real story of the cyber threat.

Moderator: Dr. George Cybenko — Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth; IEEE Fellow

  • SSA Robert Coffey — Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cyber Division
  • Dr. Mark Maybury — Vice President and Chief Security Officer, The MITRE Corporation
  • Mr. Philip Reitinger — President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance; former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Sony
  • Mr. Larry Zelvin — Global Head of Cyber Security, Citi; former Director, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

Networking Break


Cyber as One Among Many Technologies
What can we learn from contemporary experience assimilating other technologies (drones, the new biology, etc.) into our national security agencies? What does our cyber experience imply about our absorption of other 21st century technologies? How will these interact with digital technologies? What should we do differently as a result of these insights? This session will include discussion with audience members.

Dr. Richard J. Danzig — Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Senior Advisor, Toyota Research institute and Idaho National Laboratory; Member Defense Policy Board and Aspen Strategy Group; Secretary of the Navy 1998-2001


Where Do We Go from Here? Alternative Futures for Cyberspace
What is the outlook for our nation's cyber future? What should we be doing differently? What barriers will we need to overcome? Hear what it will really take from two speakers who have spent time behind the scenes on national-level cyber efforts. This closing session will also cover the recent Executive Order, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, and will include suggested next steps.

Moderator: Dr. Donald M. Kerr — Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, The MITRE Corporation; Director, Areté Associates, Michael Baker International; Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office; President, EG&G Inc.; Director Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Dr. James "Jim" Lewis — Senior Vice President, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mr. Steven Chabinsky — Partner and Chair of the Global Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, White & Case; former Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division

ConclusionDr. Mark Maybury, Vice President and Chief Security Officer, The MITRE Corporation


Closing Reception


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