8th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit

8th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit

Event Sessions

Agenda as of August 10, 2017. Subject to Change.

The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape – from Ransomware to Russia
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From Petya to WannaCry to alleged nation state interference into the U.S. elections, cybersecurity is front and center in the mindset of government, industry, the military, and policymakers.  This cross-section of distinguished experts, including the recently retired Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, will address from an insider’s viewpoint the state of cybersecurity.  Key critical infrastructure in the private sector, the security of critical data, and sensitive military and intelligence information, as well as financial and healthcare information, are all at stake.  

  • What are the motives in the attacks by key nation states, in particular China and Russia?
  • What is fact and what is fiction?


  • John McClurg, Vice President and Ambassador at Large, Cylance


  • Richard “Rick” LedgettFormer Deputy Director, National Security Agency
  • VADM (Ret.) Michael McConnell, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton (Former Director, NSA and Former DNI)
Inside the Latest Emerging Cyber Threats - Tackling Spear Fishing, the Insider Threat, Ransomware and IoT
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Cybersecurity is evolving so rapidly that today’s major cyber breach or attack quickly becomes yesterday’s news. By September 13, the date of the conference, CISOs will undoubtedly be facing a new set of cybersecurity challenges.  Hear this panel offer their insider perspectives on the cyber challenges and what looms on the horizon. With the explosion of IoT and mobile, the attack surface is growing; the attackers are growing in number and sophistication; and the threats are evolving.  Hear leading experts in government and industry as they give you the most up-to-date information and analysis so you will come away better educated to respond.

  • What threats are facing you in your organization on September 13?
  • What are the evolving and emerging dangers?  
  • What prevention techniques are needed?


  • Brad Medairy, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton


  • David Hogue, Technical Director, Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center, National Security Agency
  • Tonya Ugoretz, Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Ryan Gillis, VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks
  • John Felker, Director of Operations, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center
CDM: How Government Can Leap Ahead and Industry Can Benefit in FY 2018
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A convergence will take place in 2017 & 2018 that has been long awaited:

  • US government funding and contract mechanisms will be available for Departments and Agencies to procure cybersecurity solutions under CDM,
  • Innovative private sector solutions could greatly increase the cybersecurity sophistication, while reducing the management complexity, of government systems.

CDM, now in its 4th year, is aimed at safeguarding cyberspace and protecting the cyber infrastructure of the civilian .gov network environment. The CDM Program moves away from historical compliance reporting toward combating threats on a real-time basis with state-of-the-art tools. This panel will examine the future of the CDM program and how industry can play a vital role.  


  • Susan Wilson, Director, Cyber Solutions, Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions Division, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems


  • Kevin Cox, Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) PMO, NPPD/CS&C/NSD, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (invited)
  • Jim Piché, Homeland Sector Director, FEDSIM, Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Robert Allegar, Vice President, Strategic Innovations Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Steve Schmalz, Field CTO, RSA Federal, RSA
Beyond Information Sharing to Shared Threat Intelligence: Best Practices and New Models from Government
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Cyber threat analysis is coming into increasing prominence as a recognized component of a comprehensive cybersecurity posture.  However, ‘cyber intelligence’ continues to have multiple definitions and support multiple missions.  This panel will present perspectives on this emerging field from government officials who support cyber threat analysis within the homeland security, law enforcement, military, and intelligence community mission areas.  These thought leaders will talk about the supporting strategic and tactical requirements and their respective communities’ relationship with the private sector on threat intelligence, providing actionable ideas for improvement.


  • Brad Stone, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton


  • James Richberg, National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Peter Mitchener, Senior National Intelligence Officer for Cyber, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Justin Fier, Director for Cyber Intelligence & Analytics, Darktrace
  • Gary Katz, Chief Cyber Architect, DoD Cyber Programs, Lockheed Martin

Event Speakers

We’re proud to feature the following experts at the 8th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit this year.

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