Securing Our Future: Cambridge Cyber Summit

2017 Cambridge Cyber Summit

Wednesday October 4, 2017

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Columbia Point
210 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA

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

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8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05
Welcome Remarks

  • Tyler Mathisen, Co-anchor, "Power Lunch" and "Nightly Business Report," CNBC


9:05 - 9:35
Global Threat Briefing

9:35 – 10:05
The View from the White House

  • Rob Joyce, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator

    Interviewer: John Carlin, Chairman, Cybersecurity and Technology Program, The Aspen Institute; Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice

10:05 - 10:35
Russia and Ukraine: The Canary in the Coalmine?

10:35–10:55 AM

10:55 - 11:25
North Korea: The Bank-Robbing Evilest Empire

  • John Carlin, Chairman, Cybersecurity and Technology Program, The Aspen Institute; Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice
  • Jeff Greene, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs and Policy, Symantec
  • Chris Inglis, Managing Director, Paladin Capital Group; Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

    Moderator: Suzanne Kelly, CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief

11:25 – 12:05
Good Offense, Better Defense: Toward a New National Cybersecurity Posture

12:05 – 12:20 pm
Cyber Crime and Punishment

12:20 – 1:35
Lunch Session: Hosted Roundtables

1:35 – 2:05

Right Hand, Left Hand: Transparency, Communication and Conflict


2:05 - 2:45
Cybersecurity Disruption: What's Next?



2:45 - 3:00
The Cognitive Answer & Lessons from "The Range"

3:00 - 3:30
Rise of the Machines: AI, for Good and Evil

3:30 - 3:50

3:50 - 4:20
Smart(er) Connections: Building a Safer Internet of Things

  • John Flynn, Chief Information Security Officer, Uber
  • Matt Moynahan, CEO, Forcepoint
  • Phyllis Schneck, Fmr Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security

    Moderator: Tyler Mathisen, Co-anchor, "Power Lunch" and "Nightly Business Report," CNBC

4:20 - 4:45
Financial Security: Defending the Global Banking System

4:45 - 5:15
Platforms, Patches, Privacy: Balancing Business, National Security and Liberty

  • Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

    Interviewer: Jon Fortt, On-Air Editor and Co-Anchor, "Squawk Alley," CNBC

5:15 - 6:30

*Subject to change


Cambridge Cyber Summit Videos

  • Securing our future what we can do to stay ahead of cyber attacks

    David Sanger, chief national security correspondent for The New York Times, talks with S. Leslie Ireland, Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis for the Department of the Treasury; Matt Olsen, co-founder of IronNet Cybersecurity and former director of the National Counterterrorism Center; Howard Shrobe, director of Cybersecurity@CSAIL and principal research scientist of MIT CSAIL; and Starnes Walker, founding director of the University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative and former CTO and technical director of Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, US Navy, about what we can do to stay ahead of the evolving methods of smart cybercriminals.

  • Is technology targeting our personal assets or helping them thrive?

    CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin sits down with Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Circle; Don Anderson, senior vice president and CIO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and Stuart Madnick, the John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technologies, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT School of Engineering, to talk about the protection of personal assets and whether or not technologies are helping or hindering this effort.

  • Enhancing cybersecurity in the financial sector

    Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, gives the keynote presentation on ways to enhance cybersecurity in the financial sector and discusses the most recent threats that hacking poses to finances.


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