International Conference on Cyber Engagement 2015


On April 27, 2015, the Georgetown University CyberProject held the fifth annual International Engagement on Cyber conference. This gathering promoted dialogue among policymakers, academics, and key industry stakeholders from across the globe, and explored the worldwide community’s increasing interconnectivity in this domain. 

Panel and keynote information and photos from the event are available below. You may access video from the event by clicking on the session titles below.

WELCOME AND OPENING KEYNOTE: Legislative Cybersecurity Initiatives

Dr. Anthony Clark Arend | Director, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte | Director, Master of Science in Foreign Service CyberProject, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
The Honorable William Ballard "Will" Hurd | U.S. Representative, 23rd Congressional District of Texas


Mr. Robert Gordon | Special Advisor on Cyber Security, Public Safety, Canada
Mr. Komei Isozaki | Director for International Affairs, Strategic Planning Office, Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense, Japan
Mr. Philip D. Quade | Special Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency for Cyber, and Chief, NSA Cyber Task Force
Dr. Réka Szemerkényi | Ambassador of Hungary to the United States; Former Chief Advisor for Foreign and Secuirty Policy to the Prime Minister of Hungary
The Honorable Phyllis A. Schneck | Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (moderator)

Keynote Address: The Administration’s Cybersecurity Priorities

The Honorable Michael Daniel | Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House

Panel Two: Norms for International Peace & Security in Cyberspace

Mr. Christopher Painter | Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State 
Ambassador Norbert Riedel | Commissioner for International Cyber Policy, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Mr. François Rivasseau | Deputy Head, EU Delegation to the United States
Mr. James Lewis | Senior Fellow and Program Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies (moderator)

Keynote Address: The Intelligence Community Perspective: 
Cyber as an Integration Challenge

The Honorable Stephanie O’Sullivan | Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Lunch Panels

The Internationalization of Cybercrime
Mr. Shawn A. Bray | Director, INTERPOL Washington, United States National Central Bureau
Mr. Olivier Burgersdijk | Head of Strategy, European Cybercrime Centre, Europol
Mr. James Trainor | Acting Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Honorable David Hickton | U.S. Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania
Mr. Dave Merkel | Chief Technology Officer, FireEye, Inc.
Mr. Samuel Sanders Visner | Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cybersecurity, ICF International (moderator)

Privacy, Speech & Cybersecurity
Mr. Ryan Gillis | Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks
Mr. Adam C. Firestone | President and General Manager, Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc.
Ms. Claude Revel | Interministerial Delegate, Délégation Interministérielle à l’Intelligence Economique, France
Ms. Nico Sell | CEO, r00tz and Wickr
Ms. Melissa Hathaway | President, Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC; Former Acting Senior Director for Cyberspace at the National Security Council (moderator)

Governing the Internet Across Borders: Roles of Government, Businesses & Consumers
Mr. Gary Fowlie | Head, International Telecommunications Union Liaison Office to the United Nations
Mr. Andrea Glorioso | Counsellor for the Digital Economy, European Union Delegation to the United States 
Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda | Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and
Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Ms. Sally Shipman Wentworth | Vice President, Global Policy Development, Internet Society 
Ms. Jing de Jong-­Chen | Senior Director, Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy, Cloud and Enterprise Division, Microsoft Corp. 

Critical Infrastructure Landscape in Perspective
Mr. Ronald Green | Group Executive and Chief Information Security Officer, MasterCard Worldwide
Mr. Christopher Lukas | Manager, Cyber Threat Analysis and Monitoring, Chevron Corporation
Mr. Ciaran Martin | Director General, Cyber Security, GCHQ, United Kingdom
Mr. Dave McDermitt | Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, USAA
The Honorable Patricia Hoffman | Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy (moderator)

Moderated Discussion One: Nation-State and Criminal Cyber Threats

Recent cyber intrusions against multinational businesses illustrate the nature and severity of the present-day criminal and national security cyber threats. What are governments doing to counter these threats?

The Honorable Leslie R. Caldwell | Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
The Honorable John P. Carlin | Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice
Mr. Evan Perez | Justice Reporter, CNN (moderator)

Panel Three: The Future Threat Landscape in Cyberspace



Mr. Rami Efrati | Founder & CEO, Firmitas Cyber Solutions; Former Head, Civilian Sector Division, Nation Cyber Bureau - Prime Minister's Office, Israel
Mr. Shawn Henry | President, CrowdStrike Services; Former Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services 
Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mr. Tom Kellermann | Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro
Ms. Siobhan MacDermott | Principal, Cybersecurity, Ernst & Young
Mr. George Little | Partner, Brunswick Group (moderator)

Moderated Discussion Two: 
Where Science and Technology are Taking Us for Cybersecurity:
Implications for Business Models and Policymaking

Mr. Dan Geer | Chief Information Security Officer, In-Q-Tel
Mr. Gilman Louie | Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
Mr. Robert “Bob” Butler | Co-Founder and Managing Director,Cyber Strategies LLC; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for CyberPolicy, U.S. Department of Defense (moderator)


Event Documents

2015 Cyber Event Agenda

2015 Speaker Biographies