Mandiant, part of FireEye% 2C + Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), today announced additional speakers for the main stage Cyber + Defense + Summit +% 28CDS% 29 + 2021, taking place October 5-7 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. These speakers will join the list of previously announced speakers, including the Honorable Susan M. Gordon and Christopher Krebs.
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Anne Neuberger, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies at the National Security Council, will deliver an opening speech on October 5. Ms. Neuberger is a leading authority on cybersecurity policy, international affairs, emerging technologies and cyber risks for the public and private sectors. Previously, she served as Director of Cyber Security at the National Security Agency (NSA), where she led the NSA’s cybersecurity mission, including emerging technology areas such as quantum resistance cryptography.
“We are deeply honored to have Anne Neuberger join our team of cybersecurity leaders on the main CDS stage,” said Kevin Mandia, CEO of FireEye Mandiant. “She brings a unique and valuable perspective to our audience at a time when the cyber challenges we face as a nation and global community are greater than ever.”
Also new to the main stage lineup, FireEye Mandiant President and COO John Watters will host a panel of international cybersecurity experts. Joining him will be David Koh, Cyber Security Commissioner and Managing Director of the Singapore Cyber Security Agency, and Yigal Unna, Director General of Israel’s National Cyber Security Directorate. The panel will examine the current threat landscape, politics and future of cybersecurity from a global perspective.
“Given the global nature of cybersecurity, I am delighted to have the opportunity to discuss the current landscape, politics and the growing imperative for international collaboration with Mr. Koh and Mr. Unna,” a Watters said. “This is a unique opportunity for our audience to gain insight and understanding of current challenges from a global perspective with two of the world’s leading cybersecurity authorities today. ”
FireEye Mandiant also announced that Charles Carmakal, SVP & CTO of Mandiant Consulting, will host a fireside conversation with Joseph Blount, President and CEO of Colonial Pipeline, and Jonathan Yaron, President and CEO of Accellion. The discussion will focus on each panelist’s perspectives on their recent security incidents and lessons that other organizations and leaders can benefit from.
“We need to come together as a community to improve the way we defend our organizations,” Carmakal said. “We are privileged to learn from senior executives who have experienced and recovered from security incidents over the past year. ”
Joining CDS’s mainstage speaker line will also be Laurent Rossi, CEO of Alpine, who will speak with John Watters about the partnership between FireEye Mandiant and Alpine, as well as data protection in Alpine Formula 1 racing operations.
“Formula 1 racing is all about pushing humans and technology to the limit while minimizing risk,” Watters said. “Alpine is a world-class racing organization and I can’t wait to chat with Laurent about how we are tackling the new challenges of cybersecurity for connected cars. ”
This year’s closing speech will be delivered by Robert Ballard, Founder and Chairman of the Ocean Exploration Trust; professor of oceanography in the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He is a traveling explorer at the National Geographic Society, commissioner of the United States Commission on Ocean Policy, and a researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Ballard has participated in more than 155 high seas expeditions. In 1985 he discovered the RMS Titanic and managed to find many other important wrecks, including the German battleship Bismarck, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the American aircraft carrier Yorktown and John F. Kennedy’s boat, the PT-109.
Cyber Defense Summit brings together the brightest minds from the public and private sectors to advance the cybersecurity mission. For the latest information and to register for the Mandiant Cyber Defense Summit 2021, in person or virtually, visit summit.mandiant.com.
Right before the main CDS event on October 3-4, six security training courses will be held on Cyber Threat Hunting, Endpoint Investigations, Network Traffic Analysis, Windows Enterprise Incident Response, malware analysis and open source intelligence. Details on these optional courses can be found here: https% 3A% 2F% 2Fmndt.info% 2F3zqzUMl
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