NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers to Open the Cambridge Cyber Summit on Wednesday, October 5th

Inaugural Conference Presented by The Aspen Institute, CNBC and MIT to Focus on Ways to Combat Urgent Cyber Threats and Secure America's Future

Washington, DC, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and Cambridge, MA, September 21, 2016 – The Aspen Institute, CNBC, and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) today announced that National Security Agency Director and U.S. Cyber Command Commander Admiral Michael Rogers will open the debut Cambridge Cyber Summit in a conversation with The Aspen Institute's President and CEO, Walter Isaacson. The Cambridge Cyber Summit will take place on October 5th at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA.

This unique one-day summit will bring together c-suite executives and business owners with public and private-sector leaders in security, technology and defense to discuss ways to combat urgent cyber threats and secure America's future. The event, comprised of interviews and live demonstrations, will focus on critical issues such as the next wave of cyberattacks and their perpetrators, countermeasures, privacy and security, public-private cooperation and information sharing, and the latest trends in technology, among others.

Attendees will also get to see the latest research from MIT and the event will feature eye-opening live demonstrations from leading technologists and "white hat" hackers.

The summit will be coupled with special digital content from both CNBC and The Aspen Institute, with live coverage on CNBC before, during and after the summit.

For more information about The Cambridge Cyber Summit including the current agenda or to register to attend go to: cnbc.com/cybersummit.

The Cambridge Cyber Summit invites the public at large to engage with its speakers and other followers online and through social media. There will be opportunities to share videos, watch sessions, and add to the dialogue from anywhere in the world.

People can join The Cambridge Cyber Summit conversation on social media using #CambridgeCyber. Live social media coverage will be shared by partners on a variety of platforms including: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Periscope, LinkedIn and Snapchat.

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 386 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms including: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides live access to CNBC programming, exclusive video content and global market data and analysis; a suite of CNBC mobile products including the CNBC Apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices; and additional products such as the CNBC App for the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBCUniversal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/programming/cnbc.

For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit http://www.NBCUniversal.com.

About The Aspen Institute:

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partners in Spain (Madrid), France (Paris), Germany (Berlin), India (New Delhi), Italy (Rome), Japan (Tokyo), Mexico (Mexico City), the Czech Republic (Prague), and Romania (Budapest), and leadership programs around the world, including Africa and Latin America.

For more information about The Aspen Institute, please visit www.aspeninstitute.org

About MIT & CSAIL

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university, organized into five Schools (architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science). It has some 1,000 faculty members, more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 130,000 living alumni. Its mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is the largest interdepartmental laboratory at MIT and one of the world's most important centers of computer science and information technology research. The lab has played a major role in the technology revolution of the past 50 years. CSAIL is focused on conducting groundbreaking research in artificial intelligence, computer systems, and the theory of computation, while also tackling pressing societal challenges such as education, health care, manufacturing and transportation.

Recognizing the importance of a more integrated approach to combating data breaches and security failures, MIT launched three cybersecurity-focused research efforts in March 2015: Cybersecurity@CSAIL- focused on identifying and developing new technologies to address the most significant issues in cybersecurity; The MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) - Funded by the Hewlett Foundation and focused on establishing quantitative metrics and qualitative models to help inform policymakers; and the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, (IC)3 - based in the MIT Sloan School of Management and focused on the strategic, managerial and operational issues related to cybersecurity of the nation's critical infrastructure.