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Securing Our Future: Cambridge Cyber Summit

2017 Cambridge Cyber Summit

Wednesday October 4, 2017
Boston, MA
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Aspen Institute's Cybersecurity and Technology Program and CNBC are partnering for the 2nd annual Cambridge Cyber Summit to find ways to combat urgent cyberthreats and secure America's future.

Location:
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Columbia Point
210 Morrissey Boulevard

Agenda, Speakers to be Announced Soon! Register here!

2016 Agenda

Wednesday

October 5, 2016

8:00 – 9:10 AM REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:10 – 9:20 AM WELCOME REMARKS

Host: Tyler Mathisen, Co-Anchor, "Power Lunch" and "Nightly Business Report," CNBC
Polina Golland , Professor and Associate Director, MIT CSAIL

9:20 – 9:50 AM NATIONAL SECURITY: ARE WE ALREADY AT WAR?

Our businesses and government have been repeatedly attacked by state actors – China and Russia, mainly. We've reportedly been a part of cyber-attacks or retaliations on North Korea and Iran. Are we already at war and are we winning? Is the US government doing enough to fight and win?

Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency; Chief, Central Security Service
Interviewer: Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

9:50 – 10:15 AM NATIONAL SECURITY: HACKING DEMOCRACY

In June, Russian hackers penetrated Arizona and Illinois' election systems, raising troubling questions in a critical election year. What can and should be done to make sure our national election remains free of foreign interference?

10:15 – 10:45

AM A CONVERSATION WITH THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE FBI

Law enforcement is facing an ever-evolving cyber landscape – new technological threats, foreign and domestic hackers, opaque links between foreign governments and cybercriminals. How is the FBI adapting?

Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Interviewer: Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

10:45 – 11:00 AM COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 11:30 AM PRIVACY VS. SECURITY: BEYOND THE ZERO-SUM GAME

Silicon Valley and Washington are locked in an existential argument: what is paramount – a consumer's privacy or a society's safety. Where is the common ground between national security, public safety, and privacy? How much should your government be able to find out about you?

  • Stewart Baker, Former Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security
  • Cindy Cohn, Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Glenn Gerstell, General Counsel, National Security Agency
  • Daniel Weitzner, Founding Director, Internet Policy Research Initiative, MIT; Principal Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL
    Moderator: Ellen Nakashima, National Security Reporter, The Washington Post

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM LIVE DEMONSTRATION: RANSOMWARE AND THE DARK WEB

  • Etay Maor, Executive Security Advisor, IBM
  • Srini Devadas, Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT CSAIL
    Moderator: Tyler Mathisen, Co-Anchor, "Power Lunch" and "Nightly Business Report," CNBC

12:00 – 12:30 PM WHERE BUSINESS AND CYBERTERROR COLLIDE: THE VIEW FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

Hackers aren't just after credit card numbers or even social security numbers. Hackers can use information they steal from businesses for far worse crimes than identity theft or financial fraud. What is a 'blended threat,' and what do companies and individuals need to understand to respond to them?

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice
Interviewer: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Co-Anchor, "Squawk Box," CNBC

12:35 – 1:55 PM LUNCH

Please join us for lunch in the Sala de Puerto Rico in the MIT Student Center

1:55 – 2:15 PM LIVE DEMONSTRATION: THE WHITE HAT HACKER

Renowned hacker David Kennedy, who testified before Congress that he was able to penetrate the healthcare.gov website in just four minutes, shows us the tricks of the cybercrime trade, live. Just how easy is it to get consumers' personal information, and to penetrate virtual and even physical locations? Plus, how Mr. Robot isn't all fiction.

David Kennedy, The White Hat Hacker; Founder, Principal Security Consultant,TrustedSec

2:15 – 2:45 PM MISSION CRITICAL: PROTECTING WHAT MAKES OUR COUNTRY RUN

The power grid, power plants, transportation. All targets, all essential to the functioning of our economy and our safety. We will talk to the CEOs of major industrial companies about what is being done to protect our critical infrastructure, and how different sectors can / should be sharing information with each other, and the government, to avoid a catastrophic attack.

2:45 – 3:00 PM FIRESTARTER PRESENTATION: BLOCKCHAIN, OPAL, AND ENIGMA- THE ARMS RACE IN CYBERSECURITY

Alex Pentland, Director, Internet Trust Consortium; Toshiba Professor of Media Art and Sciences, MIT Media Lab

3:00 – 3:15 PM COFFEE BREAK

3:15 – 3:45 PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Treasury
Brief Q & A following presentation with Tyler Mathisen, Co-Anchor, "Power Lunch" and "Nightly Business Report," CNBC

3:45 – 4:15 PM MISSION CRITICAL: SECURING THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM

The world saw how vulnerable central banks and the international financial system can be with the $81 million hack of the Bangladesh and SWIFT system. In an age of interconnected financial systems, what is (and isn't) being done to protect our assets, and how are new technologies helping, or hindering, this effort?

  • Jeremy Allaire, Founder and CEO, Circle
  • Don Anderson, Senior Vice President and CIO, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Stuart Madnick, John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technologies, MIT Sloan School of Management & Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT School of Engineering
    Moderator: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Co-Anchor, "Squawk Box," CNBC

4:15 – 4:45 PM SOLVE, SHARE, SECURE: CONFRONTING AN EVOLVING THREAT

Cyber threats are ever-evolving, morphing, advancing. How can private industry and government adapt and address these challenges together? What are the most promising technologies, and what are the steps that businesses, government, the tech communities and individual citizens take to secure our future?

  • S. Leslie Ireland, Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of the Treasury
  • Matt Olsen, Co-Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center
  • Howard Shrobe,Director, Cybersecurity@CSAIL; Principal Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL
  • Starnes Walker, Founding Director, University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative; Former CTO and Technical Director, Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, US Navy
    Moderator: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

4:45 – 6:30 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION, KRESGE AUDITORIUM AND PATIO

MIT CSAIL students will be showcasing their latest tech innovations.

*Subject to change

Contact Cambridge Cyber Summit

  • For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Alisha Hathaway.

    For all press and media inquiries, please contact: Jennifer Dauble.

    For all speaker and editorial inquiries, please contact: Dennis O'Brien.

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