Cyber Beacon 2020
Disruption in an Era of Great Power Competition:
Pandemic, Infodemic, Space, Cyberspace, and Beyond
- 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.
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".
Online. Further details will be provided to registered attendees.
08:00 - 16:30 (eastern) on Thursday 3 December 2020
Improve national security though education and discussion.
NOTE: this event has already happened and the website will be updated soon.
Read the Defense.Gov article about the event here.
0800: Welcome by NDU President, NDU Provost, and CIC Acting Chancellor
Morning: Department of Defense Perspectives
0830: Director of Operations at US Cyber Command, Major General 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, Major General Kim Crider
1100: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Thomas 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 Wander (Department of Treasury), Col Michael Bock (German Armed Forces), Lt Col Toby 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: Retired Brigadier General 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