Dr. Donald ross, chief computer scientist, National Institute for Standards and Technology; Ira "Gus" Hunt, chief technology officer, CIA; Dawn Meyerriecks, asst dir, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
As the U.S. Military, Homeland Defense and Intelligence communities prepare for post-Iraq, and eventually post-Afghanistan, they will need to maintain force dominance over new and emerging actors and threats. One of the largest threats to national security at present is in the cyber realm.
As critical infrastructure, military assets and all facets of everyday life become increasingly interconnected in the digital realm, the possibility, sophistication, frequency and relevance of cyber intrusions, attacks and defensive/offensive strategies are of greater importance.
Spending on cybersecurity programs will be close to $3.4 billion. Unlike other areas facing budget cuts, the DoD/Pentagon is maintaining that cybersecurity is a top priority.
This event will focus on the latest prioritization efforts within the DoD’s cybersecurity efforts while bringing together government and industry leaders to discuss the most challenging threats to national cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors