International Conference on Cyber Engagement 2016

April 26, 2016

Registration for the 2016 Conference has reached capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email You will be contacted if a space opens. Thank you for your interest.

Georgetown University's sixth annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The event will take place in Gaston Hall, Third Floor, Healy Hall, Georgetown University. This gathering promotes dialogue among policymakers, academics, and key industry stakeholders from across the globe, and explores the worldwide community’s increasing interconnectivity in this domain. 

Drawing on the experience of government practitioners, industry representatives and academic scholars, this event brings a multidisciplinary and international approach to the challenges in cyberspace from technical, corporate, legal, and policy perspectives in both the United States domestic and international realms – with several topics targeting private sector interests. The conference includes a mixture of keynote speakers, expert panels and moderated discussions, followed by audience participation.

On the evening before the conference, The Honorable John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, The U.S. Department of Justice, and Dr. Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, The Department of Homeland Security, will give the keynote addresses at the pre-conference speaker dinner where attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A discussion that will follow Chatham House Rules.

The 2016 conference agenda is now available: 2016 Conference Agenda



The Honorable John P. Carlin | Assistant Attorney General for National Security, The U.S. Department of Justice (Speakers’ Dinner Keynote, April 25, by-invite-only)

The Honorable James B. Comey | Director, The Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dr. Andy Ozment | Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, The Department of Homeland Security (Speakers’ Dinner Keynote, April 25, by-invite-only)

Admiral Michael S. Rogers | US Navy, Commander, US Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse | U.S. Senator, Rhode Island



Mr. Rich Baich | Chief Information Security Officer, Wells Fargo

Mr. Stewart A. Baker | Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Ms. Panagiota-Nayia Barmpaliou | Cybersecurity and Organized Crime Programme Manager, European Commission, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Union, Belgium

Mr. Andrew Bochman | Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategist, Idaho National Lab

Mr. Robert “Bob” Butler | Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cyber Strategies LLC; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

Dr. Madeline Carr | Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Mr. Dean Cheng | Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Paolo Ciocca | Deputy Director-General, Security Intelligence Department, Italy

Ms. Shannon Coe | Team Lead, Data Flows and Privacy, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Belisario Contreras | Cyber Security Program Manager, Organization of American States

Mr. Luke Dembosky | Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group

Mr. Jamil Farshchi | Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, The Home Depot

Mr. Lior Frenkel | CEO and Co-founder, Waterfall Security Solutions, Israel

Mr. Karsten Geier | Head, Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Ms. Siobhan Gorman| Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Brunswick Group

Ms. Melissa Hathaway | President, Hathaway Global Strategies; Principal Investigator, Cyber Readiness Index 2.0

Dr. Jaap-Henk Hoepman | Scientific Director of the Privacy & Identity Lab, Radboud University, the Netherlands

Mr. David A. Hoffman | Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation

Mr. Zhixiong Huang | Deputy Director and Luojia Chair Professor at the Institute of International Law of Wuhan University, China

Ms. Florida Kabasinga | Managing Partner, Certa Law, Rwanda

Mr. Dan Kaminsky | Chief Scientist, White Ops

Dr. Elaine Korzak | W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Honorable Franklin D. Kramer | Distinguished Fellow, Board Member, Atlantic Council

Mr. Michel van Leeuwen | Head of Cybersecurity Policy Department, Directorate for Cyber Security, the Netherlands

Dr. James Andrew Lewis | Senior Vice President and Director, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Jarno Limnéll | Professor of Cybersecurity, Aalto University, Finland

Mr. Robert Mayer | Vice President, Industry and State Affairs, USTelecom Association

Ms. Cheri McGuire | Vice President for Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec

Mr. Jeff Moss | Former VP and Chief Security Officer of ICANN, and Founder and Director of Black Hat and DEFCON

Dr. Lars D. Nicander | Director, Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies, Swedish Defence University, Sweden 

Mr. Saif Al Nuaimi | Chief of Regulatory and Strategic Affairs, National Electronic Security Authority, the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr. | University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Mr. Chris Painter | Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Tom Patterson | Vice President and General Manager, Unisys Global Security Solutions

Ms. Simone Petrella | Chief Cybersecurity Officer, CyberVista

Ms. Sandra Ragg | Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia

Mr. Kiran Raj | Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice 

Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan | Chief Technology Officer, RSA Security

Ambassador Pia Rantala-Engberg | Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Mr. Andrea Rigoni | Chairman and Managing Partner of Intellium Ltd., United Kingdom

Dr. Réka Szemerkényi | Ambassador of Hungary to the United States; Former Chief Advisor for Foreign and Security Policy to the Prime Minister of Hungary 

Mr. Samuel S. Visner | Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Cybersecurity and Resilience, ICF International

Mr. Grant Waterfall | Cybersecurity and Privacy Assurance Leader, PwC

Mr. Albrecht von Wittke | Minister Counselor, Political Department, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 

Dr. Wan S. Yi | Director of the Infrastructure Protection Division, Korea Internet & Security Agency, Korea


Critical Services & Infrastructure: Protecting Vital Elements of Modern Society

Cyber Accountability: Working Towards a Stable Cyberspace

Deterring Malicious Actions in Cyberspace Before They Happen: Different National Perspectives

Encryption & National Security

EU-US Privacy Shield: What the Future Holds for Data Transfers Across the Atlantic

International Norms for Responsible State Behavior 

Preparing Nations to be Cyber Ready

The Wassenaar Arrangement: What it Means for the Future of Global Cybersecurity



For media inquiries, please contact McKenzie Stough,

Please visit our past conference pages to view highlights, agenda and full video from the past international cyber conferences. 

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center at the rate of $189/night. To book a room please visit the online reservation system before March 31, 2016.  


Arriving on campus:
The morning and afternoon portions of the conference will be held in Gaston Hall (located in the Healy Building) on Georgetown University’s main campus.  If you are taking a cab or car service please have them bring you to the campus entrance at 37th and O Streets NW.  From there, proceed directly into the Healy Building to the registration tables.  

Please know that street parking is limited around Georgetown and is restricted to 2 hours.  Arriving via taxi or car service is recommended.  

A limited number of daily parking spaces are available on campus in the Southwest Garage and can be reached by entering campus from Canal Road.  The hourly parking rate is $3.00.  Daily parking is $20.  This garage is a 5-minute walk to the Healy Building, and these spaces tend to fill early in the morning.  For more information and a map of this garage, please click HERE.  Please plan to arrive early if you would like to ensure you get a space in this garage.  

Additional on-campus parking can be found at the Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center at 3800 Reservoir Road.  Daily parking is $25, and this garage is a 10-15 minute walk to Healy Hall.  Again, spaces are limited and available first come-first serve.  For more information, please click HERE.