The George Washington University and US News & World Report Cybersecurity Conference

On Friday, April 26th, 2013, we hosted the first in a series of major conferences on cybersecurity policy. Senior U.S. government officials, leading representatives from the provate sector, and other subject matter experts discussed the status of the cybersecurity policy today and examined key cybersecurity challenges, including increasing public awareness, international efforts to deter cyber threats, and the efforts of Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation.

The George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative and US News & World Report were the lead co-sponsors of this conference. Thomson Reuters was a media sponsor.


Keynote Speakers
Michael Daniel
Cybersecurity Coordinator,
The White House

The Honorable Saxby Chambliss
Vice Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
United States Senate


Richard Bejtlich
Chief Security Officer, Mandiant Corp.

Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess (US Army, ret.)
Senior Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs and Military Affairs, Auburn University Former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Thomas Harrington
Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Citigroup

Shawn Henry
President, CrowdStrike Services Former Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Andy Ozment
Senior Director for Cybersecurity, National Security Staff

Adam Sedgewick
Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Suzanne Spaulding
Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security


Moderated by
Frank J. Cilluffo
Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute

Mort Zuckerman
Editor in Chief, US News and World Report