Cyber Beacon is the annual flagship conference of the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at National Defense University (NDU). The even brings together leaders and experts from across public and private sector to discuss today's most pressing national security challenges related to the cyberspace domain. Please find information about our past events in the drop-down menu above.

 

 

 


 

Past Conferences

Cyber Beacon 2021

Cyber Beacon | 9th of December 2021

Cyber Beacon 2021

The Impacts of a Global Pandemic

On 9 December 2021, the National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) hosted its 8th annual Cyber Beacon Conference (CB 2021). Our College's annual flagship conference brings together experts and leaders from across the national security community, private sector, and academia to discuss the most pressing issues concerning cyberspace, information, and national security. You can find links to past conferences on our site under the "events" dropdown tab. The 2021 conference theme was "The Impacts of a Global Pandemic". CB 2021 was held on Thursday the 9th of December 2021 from 9 AM to 2 PM (US eastern time). Due to the ongoing global pandemic, this event was held online. Comments are those of the respective speaker and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the US government or any other entity

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Cyber Beacon 2020

Cyber Beacon | 3 December 2020

Cyber Beacon 2020

Disruption in an Era of Great Power Competition: Pandemic, Infodemic, Space, Cyberspace, and Beyond

Cyber Beacon 2020 is the 7th annual flagship conference of  the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) at National Defense University (NDU), "Our Nation's Cyber War College".The conference brings together experts and leaders from across the national security community, private sector, and academia to discuss the most pressing problems concerning cyberspace, information, and national security. This conference will take place online starting on 08:00-16:30 (eastern) on Thursday 3 December 2020. The Speakers are strategic and thought leaders at the intersection of cyberspace and national security, with hundreds of selected USG and other guests in the field in attendance.

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Cyber Beacon 2019

Cyber Beacon | 13-14 November 2019

Cyber Beacon 2019

Preparing for Disruption

Cyber Beacon is the flagship event of the National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace (NDU CIC). The conference brings together experts and leaders from across the national security community, private sector, and academia to discuss the most pressing problems concerning cyberspace, information, and national security. The 2020 conference is scheduled for 9-10 September. The 2019 conference theme was "preparing for disruption" and there were seven sessions; terrorism and cyberspace, information and disinformation, cyber education, quantum, artificial intelligence, 5G, and the cutting edge. It was held 13-14 November 2019 at the NDU campus on Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Attendance was by invitation only and space limited. While the conference was unclassified, there were optional classified breakout sessions during lunch with led by National Security Council personnel. Information about past Cyber Beacon conferences can be found on this site

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Cyber Beacon 2018

Cyber Beacon | 19th September 2018

Cyber Beacon 2018

Decision Making in Cyberspace

Cyber Beacon is the flagship event of the National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace (NDU CIC). The conference brings together experts and leaders from across the national security community, private sector, and academia to discuss the most pressing problems concerning cyberspace, information, and national security. The 2018 conference theme was "decision making in cyberspace" and there were six sessions; deterrence, law and authorities, gaming, innovative collaboration, information and disinformation, and cyberspace graduate education. Cyber Beacon V was held on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September 2018 at the NDU campus on Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Attendance was by invitation only, there was no cost to attend the event, and space was limited. While the conference was unclassified, there were optional classified breakout sessions during lunch. The NDU Foundation supported this conference with catering, reception, and industry information tables. Seating was not assigned, so attendees were encouraged to sit at separate tables from those in their home organizations in order to meet a wider array of fellow professionals in this growing community. Photos from Cyber Beacon IV can be viewed here and from Cyber Beacon V here. See an article about the 2018 Cyber Beacon here. Parking and transportation information can be found here. Check back here for updates about the next Cyber Beacon on 11-12 September 2019.

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