Cyber Beacon 2020
Disruption in an Era of Great Power Competition:

Pandemic, Infodemic, Space, Cyberspace, and Beyond

WHO:

  - Speakers: The strategic and thought leaders at the intersection of cyberspace and national security.

  - Attendees: Hundreds of selected USG and other guests in this field.

WHAT:

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".

WHERE:

Online. Further details will be provided to registered attendees.

WHEN:

08:00 - 16:30 (eastern) on Thursday 3 December 2020

WHY:

Improve national security though education and discussion.

 

Agenda

0800: Welcome by NDU President, NDU Provost, and CIC Acting Chancellor

Morning: Department of Defense Perspectives

0830: Director of Operations at US Cyber Command, Maj Gen Kevin Kennedy

0915: Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense, John Sherman 

1000: 15 min Break

1015: Chief of Technology and Innovation at US Space Force, Maj Gen Kim Crider

1100: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Tom Wingfield, Esq

1145: 30 min Lunch Break and Open Discussion led by Dr. Joseph Schafer

Afternoon: Whole of Nation Perspectives

1215: CIC Student Panel: Mr. Mitch Wand (Department of Treasury), Col Michael Bock (German Armed Forces), Lt Col Tobey Hlad (US Marine Corps), and (Moderator) Mr. Ian Talbot (Department of the Air Force)

1315: Co-Chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, Rep. Jim Langevin

1400: Executive Director of the Cyber Solarium Commission, Retired Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery

1445: 15 min Break

1500: Founder of DEF CON and Black Hat, Jeff Moss

1545: Great Power Competition: Brig Gen (Ret) Rob Spalding. PhD

1630: Closing Remarks by Dr. Cassandra C. Lewis

 

Event Hosting Team:

Host: Dr. Cassandra C. Lewis, Chancellor (Acting) of CIC

Moderator: Col. Bryan Eberhardt, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Chair at CIC

Lead: Mr. Joe Billingsley, Director of Strategic Engagement at CIC

Deputy Lead: LTC Ryan Shipley, faculty at CIC

AV: Ms. Tammy Dreyer-Capo, Instructional Designer at NDU

Support: Mr. Josh Baughman, Operations at CIC