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March 9, 2016   Washington, D.C.

Cybersecurity for a New America

How will we shape and secure the future cyberspace?

About the Event


This year our focus is on shaping the cybersecurity of the future. How will cyberspace evolve? What does that mean for cybersecurity? And what can we do to ensure that security gets better not worse? In a series of traditional panel discussions, interview-style keynotes from government and the private sector, and 'pop-up' presentations we will explore a diverse range of topics looking at cybersecurity of the future. How will we secure growing networks of cars, health devices and other "things"? What can we do to ensure that our cyber workforce is more diverse and representative? How can complex networks of actors work together to mitigate the next Heartbleed-scale software vulnerability? How will global trends affect the cybersecurity challenges that will threaten the United States?

Schedule



Anne-Marie Slaughter President and Chief Executive Officer, New America

Paul Nicholas Senior Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft

Terrell McSweeney Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

Andrea Peterson Washington Post

Amie Stepanovich U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Art Manion Senior Vulnerability Analyst, CERT Coordination Center

Katie Moussouris Chief Policy Officer, HackerOne

Christopher Robinson Senior Program Manager, Red Hat Product Security

Stephan Somogyi Product Manager, Security and Privacy, Google

Moderated by Ross Schulman Senior Policy Counsel, Open Technology Institute, New America

    Tom Fanning Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Southern Company

    Moderated by Sara Sorcher Christian Science Monitor

    Elizabeth Weingarten Deputy Director, Better Life Lab, New America

Betsy Cooper Executive Director, UC Berkeley Long Term Center for Cybersecurity

Megan Garcia Senior Fellow and Director of Growth, California, New America

Jewel Timpe Senior Manager, Research Communications at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security

Peter Swire Professor of Law and Ethics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Michael Vatis Partner, Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Moderated by Nancy Scola POLITICO

Dave Weinstein Director of Cybersecurity and CISO for the State of New Jersey

Ian Wallace Co-Director, New America's Cybersecurity Initiative

Moderated by Anne-Marie Slaughter President and Chief Executive Officer, New America

Betsy Cooper Executive Director, UC Berkeley Long Term Center for Cybersecurity

Hilary Cain Director, Technology and Innovation Policy Government and Industry Affairs, Toyota

Seth Carmody Staff Fellow, Food and Drug Administration

Josh Corman Founder, I am The Cavalry (dot org)

Matthew Doan Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Adam Thierer Senior Research Fellow, Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Moderated by Betsy Cooper Executive Director, UC Berkeley Long Term Center for Cybersecurity

Walter Parkes Producer and Screenwriter of Wargames, Sneakers & Minority Report

Peter W. Singer Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America

Moderated by Kevin Bankston Director, Open Technology Institute, New America

Bruce Andrews Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Suzanne Spaulding Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security

Moderated by Ian Wallace Co-Director, New America's Cybersecurity Initiative

Dr. Peter Fonash Chief Technology Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Valencia Maclin Director, Homeland Security and Secure Systems, Site Executive at Raytheon Company

Matthew Prince Chief Executive Officer, CloudFlare

Alex Stamos Chief Security Officer, Facebook

Moderated by Ian Wallace Co-Director, New America's Cybersecurity Initiative

Clete Johnson Senior Adviser for Cybersecurity and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

Kevin Stine Chief of the Applied Cybersecuity Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Moderated by Ian Wallace Co-Director, New America's Cybersecurity Initiative

Speakers



Bruce Andrews

Bruce Andrews

Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Bruce Andrews was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of Commerce on July 24, 2014. Andrews was named Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce by President Obama and Secretary Penny Pritzker on June 9, 2014. Prior to this, Andrews served as Chief of Staff to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, a post which he began in October 2011. Prior to joining Commerce, Andrews served as General Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, where he served as the chief counsel for the Committee and was responsible for policy, legal and jurisdictional issues.

Kevin Bankston

Kevin Bankston

Director, Open Technology Institute, New America

Kevin Bankston is the Director of New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he works in the public interest to promote policy and regulatory reforms to strengthen communities by supporting open communications networks, platforms, and technologies. He previously served as OTI's Policy Director. Prior to leading OTI’s policy team, Kevin was a Senior Counsel and the Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. From that position, he spent two years advocating on a wide range of Internet and technology policy issues both international and domestic, most recently organizing a broad coalition of companies and civil society organizations to demand greater transparency around the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.

Hilary Cain

Hilary Cain

Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, Government Affairs, Toyota

Hilary Cain joined Toyota’s Government Affairs team as Director of Technology and Innovation Policy in 2012. In this position, Hilary handles policy issues relating to connected vehicle technology and in-vehicle telematics, including spectrum, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Toyota, Hilary was on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. She served as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation with jurisdiction over matters relating to competitiveness, technology, standards, and innovation.

Seth D. Carmody, Ph.D.

Seth D. Carmody, Ph.D.

Staff Fellow, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

Seth D. Carmody, Ph.D. joined the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health in 2011 as a Staff Fellow in the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health. Seth served as a device reviewer in the Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices where his duties were focused mainly on premarket clearance/approval of diabetes-centric devices, as well as risk-based software-related recall classification. As a subject matter expert with CDRH’s Cybersecurity Working Group, Seth is involved in Center policy development and is currently on detail in the Office of the Center Director, Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures as a Cybersecurity Project Manager.

Betsy Cooper

Betsy Cooper

Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Betsy Cooper is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. Betsy comes to UC Berkeley from the Department of Homeland Security, where she served as an attorney advisor to the Deputy General Counsel and as a policy counselor in the Office of Policy. Betsy, a graduate of Yale Law School, previously clerked for Berkeley Law professor and Judge William Fletcher on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, as well as a Yale Public Interest Fellowship.

Josh Corman

Josh Corman

Founder, I am The Cavalry (dot org)

Josh Corman is the founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org), and CTO for Sonatype, and has also served key research and strategy roles at Akamai Technologies, The 451 Group, and IBM Internet Security Systems. He co-founded @RuggedSoftware and @IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world’s increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh's unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He is an adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and Advisor to DHS S&T. Josh received his bachelor's degree in philosophy, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.

Matthew Doan

Matthew Doan

Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Matthew Doan is a Senior Associate in Booz Allen’s High-Tech Manufacturing business. He advises senior clients and leads project teams in driving innovative cybersecurity, analytics, and risk management solutions, particularly for automotive, industrial, and consumer product companies. His recent engagements center around helping manufacturers transform their approaches to cybersecurity for manufacturing and supply chain operations. Previously, Matthew worked strategic analytical and threat preparedness challenges for the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.

Thomas A. (Tom) Fanning

Thomas A. (Tom) Fanning

Chairman, President, and CEO, Southern Company

Thomas A. (Tom) Fanning has been chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company since 2010. Under Fanning's leadership, Southern Company is focused on continually finding better ways to serve customers and communities with clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. With more than 35 years of experience at Southern Company, Fanning also serves as chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and holds senior positions in numerous business and public policy organizations, making him an internationally respected voice on issues ranging from energy innovation and economic growth to cybersecurity.

Peter M. Fonash

Peter M. Fonash

Chief Technology Officer, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security

Peter M. Fonash is the Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the Department of Homeland Security. He has previously held positions as Director of the National Communications System; Special Assistant to the Staff Director, Federal Reserve Board; and Director of Technology, Chief of the Advanced Technology Office, and Chief of the Joint Combat Support Applications Division at the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Megan E. Garcia

Megan E. Garcia

Senior Fellow and Director, New America CA

Megan E. Garcia is the lead for New America's Women in Cybersecurity Project. She is a Senior Fellow and Director of New America CA, exploring how the work of New America’s programs links to exciting local approaches to problem solving taking place on the west coast. Megan is an expert on national security policy and writes about how it can be better informed by the processes deployed in Silicon Valley and other centers of innovation. Previously Megan was a Program Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation where she oversaw the creation of the foundation’s Cyber Initiative, designed to help generate a field of cybersecurity and Internet Policy experts more focused on the public good. She also oversaw Hewlett’s Nuclear Security initiative, a portfolio of grants with the goal of reducing the number of nuclear weapons in the world.

Valecia D. Maclin

Valecia D. Maclin

Program Director, Cybersecurity and Special Missions, Raytheon

Valecia D. Maclin is a program director in the Cybersecurity and Special Missions business area within Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. Her leadership duties span key cybersecurity programs, services and operations that support U.S. government agencies and coalition partners. Ms. Maclin has held diverse leadership roles delivering mission critical solutions for the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy, the Department of Justice, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Defense, and various national intelligence agencies.

Art Manion

Art Manion

Senior Member, Vulnerability Analysis, CERT Coordination Center

Art Manion is a senior member of the Vulnerability Analysis team in the CERT Coordination Center, part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He has studied vulnerabilities and coordinated responsible disclosure efforts since joining CERT in 2001. After gaining mild notoriety for saying 'Don't use Internet Explorer' in a conference presentation, Manion now focuses on policy, advocacy, and rational tinkering approaches to software security, including standards development in ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Security techniques. Prior to joining CERT Manion was the Director of Network Infrastructure at Juniata College.

Terrell McSweeny

Terrell McSweeny

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Terrell McSweeny was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 28, 2014, to a term that expires on September 25, 2017. Prior to joining the Commission, McSweeny served as Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She joined the Antitrust Division after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President from January 2009 until February 2012, advising President Obama and Vice President Biden on policy in a variety of areas, including health care, innovation, intellectual property, energy, education, women’s rights, criminal justice and domestic violence.

Katie Moussouris

Katie Moussouris

Chief Policy Officer, HackerOne

Katie Moussouris is the Chief Policy Officer for HackerOne, a platform provider for coordinated vulnerability response and structured bounty programs. She is a noted authority on vuln disclosure and advises lawmakers, customers, and researchers to legitimize and promote security research & help make the internet safer for everyone. Katie's earlier Microsoft work encompassed industry-leading initiatives such as Microsoft's bounty programs & Microsoft Vulnerability Research. She is also a subject matter expert for the U.S. National Body of the International Standards Organization (ISO) in vuln disclosure (29147), vuln handling processes (30111), and secure development (27034). Katie is a visiting scholar with MIT Sloan School, doing research on the vulnerability economy and exploit market. She is a New America Foundation Fellow. Katie is an ex-hacker, ex-Linux developer, and persistent disruptor.

Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas

Senior Director, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing

Paul Nicholas is a Senior Director for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing. Paul has been leading cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection policy for 18 years. He leads the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy Team which focuses on advancing cybersecurity, cloud computing and risk management. Paul actively participates in World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Risk and Resilience. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Nicholas spent eight years in the U.S. Government, focusing on emerging threats. During this time, he served as White House Director of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Senate and a Department of Defense analyst. Paul earned a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.A. from Georgetown University.

Walter Parkes

Walter Parkes

Motion Picture Producer and Writer, former Studio Head, DreamWorks Pictures

Walter Parkes is a motion picture producer, writer and former studio head at DreamWorks Pictures, the studio that he and his wife and partner Laurie MacDonald ran from the company’s inception through 2005. Films produced or executive produced by Parkes include Gladiator, Minority Report, the Men In Black series, Flight, Catch Me If You Can, The Mask of Zorro, The Ring, Awakenings, and Amistad, as well as the adaptation of The Kite Runner and of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, which won the 2009 Golden Globe award. As a screenwriter, Parkes, along with his writing partner Lawrence Lasker, is largely acknowledged as a pioneer in the development of the 'tech-thriller' genre with WarGames, a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nominee, and Sneakers, starring Robert Redford.

Andrea Peterson

Andrea Peterson

Technology Policy Reporter, The Washington Post

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post with an emphasis on cybersecurity and privacy. She previously wrote for ThinkProgress and her byline has also appeared at Slate. In a past career, she worked on political campaigns and in a Congressional office in her home state of Kansas.

Matthew Prince

Matthew Prince

CEO, CloudFlare

Matthew Prince is co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare. CloudFlare’s mission is to build a better Internet. Matthew wrote his first computer program at age seven when his mom would sneak him into university computer science courses. He went on to study English literature and computer science in college before, oddly, skipping out on the first Internet boom to instead attend law school.

Christopher Robinson

Christopher Robinson

Senior Program Manager, Red Hat Product Security

Christopher Robinson (aka CRob) is the Senior Program Manager for Red Hat Product Security. With over 18 years of Enterprise-class engineering, operational and leadership experience, Chris has worked at several Fortune 500 companies with experience in the Financial, Medical, Legal, and Manufacturing verticals.

Nancy Scola

Nancy Scola

Technology Reporter, POLITICO Pro

Nancy Scola is a reporter covering technology for POLITICO Pro. For more than a decade, Scola has covered the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy for a wide variety of outlets. She has served as a tech policy reporter for the Washington Post, a contributing writer at Next City, and a tech and politics correspondent for the Atlantic. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to the Atlantic, Washingtonian, Reuters, and many other publications.

Ross Schulman

Ross Schulman

Senior Policy Counsel, Open Technology Institute, New America

Ross Schulman is Senior Policy Counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on cybersecurity, encryption, surveillance, and Internet governance. Prior to joining OTI, Ross worked for Google in Mountain View, California. Ross has also worked at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and on Capitol Hill for Senators Wyden and Feingold.

Suzanne B. Schwartz

Suzanne B. Schwartz

Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD, MBA is the Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at the FDA. She also serves as the Director (Acting) of CDRH’s Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures program. In her role as CDRH’s Emergency Operations Coordinator, Suzanne is responsible for preparedness and incident response to matters concerning cybersecurity of medical devices and their networked systems. Her programmatic efforts have evolved beyond response to include increasing awareness, educating, outreach, partnering and coalition-building within the Healthcare and Public Health Sector (HPH). Suzanne chairs the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the Agency. She also serves as co-chair of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the HPH Critical Infrastructure Sector.

Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer

Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America

Peter Singer is the author of multiple award-winning books, a strategist at New America, and a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine, he is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 leading innovators in the nation, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, and by Foreign Policy magazine to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List. His books include Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry; Children at War; Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century; and Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know. His most recent book is Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War.

Stephan Somogyi

Stephan Somogyi

Security and Privacy Product Management, Google

Stephan Somogyi works in security and privacy product management at Google. His remit includes Safe Browsing, Google’s system that protects over a billion users worldwide from malware and phishing; End-To-End, a project to make strong encryption more usable; and a variety of other security and privacy efforts. Stephan is an advisor to Google Ventures, and also chairs the Privacy and Public Policy Working Group of the FIDO Alliance, which develops open standards for strong authentication.

Suzanne E. Spaulding

Suzanne E. Spaulding

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

Suzanne E. Spaulding serves as Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security. She oversees the coordinated operational and policy functions of the Directorate’s subcomponents: office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Infrastructure Protection, Biometric Identity Management, Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, and the Federal Protective Service.

Alex Stamos

Alex Stamos

Chief Security Officer, Facebook

Alex Stamos is the Chief Security Officer at Facebook, where he leads a team of people around the world focused on ensuring the safety of the billions of people who use Facebook and its family of services. He is also committed to bringing more openness and collaboration to the security community. Before joining Facebook, Alex served as the CISO of Yahoo and is widely recognized for revitalizing Yahoo’s security program with innovative technology and products. Prior to Yahoo, he was the co-founder of iSEC Partners and founder of Artemis Internet.

Peter Swire

Peter Swire

Huang Professor of Law and Ethics, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

Peter Swire is the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, where he teaches and writes on a range of cybersecurity and privacy topics. In 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, among its over 20,000 members, awarded him its Privacy Leadership Award. In 2013, he served as one of five members of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology.

Adam Thierer

Adam Thierer

Senior Research Fellow, Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in technology, media, Internet, and free-speech policies, with a particular focus on online safety and digital privacy. Thierer has authored or edited eight books on topics ranging from media regulation and child safety issues to the role of federalism in high-technology markets. His latest book is Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom.

Jewel Timpe

Jewel Timpe

Senior Manager, Research Communications at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security

Jewel Timpe is senior manager and evangelist for security research with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security. In this role, Ms. Timpe leads the team responsible for developing and delivering the overall security research communications strategy with a focus on continually working towards improved communications between security researchers and the public. She also oversees the HPE?s annual Cyber Risk Report, which reveals the true threat landscape based on HPE’s original research and industry knowledge. Timpe has worked with HP since 2012, continually working on sourcing threat information and developing scalable frameworks for analytics to enable HP Enterprise Security Products to address core phases of detection, prevention, response and containment of security threats.

Steven Weber

Steven Weber

Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley, and Faculty Director, Center for Long Term Cybersecurity at Berkeley

Steven Weber is Professor at the School of Information, UC Berkeley; and Faculty Director of the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity at Berkeley. His books include The Success of Open Source and most recently The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas (with Bruce Jentleson) and Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century (with Jesse Goldhammer and Nils Gilman). His research, teaching, and advisory work focus on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries, with special attention to health care, information technology, software, and global political economy issues relating to competitiveness. He is also a frequent contributor to scholarly and public debates on international relations and U.S. foreign policy. One of the world’s most expert practitioners of scenario planning, Weber has worked with over a hundred companies and government organizations to develop this discipline as a strategy planning tool.

Elizabeth Weingarten

Elizabeth Weingarten

Deputy Director, Better Life Lab and Director, Global Gender Parity Initiative, New America

Elizabeth Weingarten is the Deputy Director of New America's Better Life Lab and the Director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative. Before joining New America, she worked on the editorial staffs of The Atlantic, Slate and Qatar Today magazine. Outside of New America, Elizabeth is the CEO of TRIBELLE, a business that cultivates female entrepreneurship among low-income populations in Israel. She has done research and writing on gender parity issues in Israel, Egypt, and Qatar, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Dave Weinstein

Dave Weinstein

Deputy Director/Cybersecurity Advisor, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Dave Weinstein is currently serving as New Jersey’s first Cybersecurity Advisor. Weinstein previously spent three years with the U.S. Cyber Command, where his portfolio covered cybersecurity operations, policy, and planning. Following his time at Cyber Command, he became a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, helping commercial clients manage their cyber risk. In 2014, Forbes Magazine recognized Dave as a “top cyber-policy expert.” His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Foreign Affairs, CNN.com, and The Boston Globe. Weinstein is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and earned a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Supporters and Partners

New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative would like to thank all its sponsors including the Advisory Council Members and our Supporters.


Watch

Watch the full archived video of this year's conference at the links below.

Opening Remarks

What Will Cybersecurity Look Like in the Next Decade?

How Much Regulation? Keeping the Public Safe in an Age of the Internet of Everything

Who's Killing Crypto?

Panel #1: Where Are the Vulnerability Land Mines? Complex Topics in Vulnerability Coordination and Disclosure

How Concerned Need We Be About Cyber Attacks on the Grid? Keeping the Lights on After Ukraine

The Burning Threat to Infosec

Panel #2: Are You Promoting Brogrammer Culture? Bringing More Women into Cybersecurity

Debate: Apple vs. FBI and the Cybersecurity Implications of the Encryption Controversy

How Does Cybersecurity Work Outside the Beltway? Progress at the State and Local Level

Projecting the Future of Cyberspace

Panel #4: Hackers on the Screen and on the Page: Cybersecurity in Pop Culture

Government as an Enabler? The Federal Government's Efforts to Encourage a More Cybersecure Ecosystem

Panel #5: Will the Cyber Defenders Prevail? A Look Ahead at the Task of Securing the Information Age

The President's Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Closing Remarks

Venue & Travel

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Pavilion Room
Washington, DC 20004


The conference is being held in the Pavilion Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. We strongly recommend entering the building through the 13 ½ Street Entrance off of Pennsylvania Avenue. We will have directional signs located throughout the building and staff wayfinders at the main entrances during registration.

Air Travel

Air travelers can fly into Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

DCA is located approximately 4 miles from the conference venue and driving without traffic should take approximately 10 minutes. IAD is located approximately 26.5 miles from the conference venue and driving without traffic should take about 45 minutes. BWI is located approximately 35.5 miles from the conference venue and driving without traffic should take just over an hour.

Metro

The nearest metro stops are Metro Center (Red Line) and Federal Triangle (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines, connected to basement floor of the Ronald Reagan Building). For more detailed directions to the conference venue from the metro, please click here.

Directions

From the W Hotel
  • Exit the hotel onto 15th Street
  • Walk 1 block south to Pennsylvania Ave
  • Turn left onto Pennsylvania Ave
  • Walk 2 blocks to 13th Street. The entrance to the Ronald Reagan Building will be on your right.
  • Once you are through the security checkpoint walk to the Pavilion elevator banks on your left
  • Take the Pavilion elevator to the Second “2” Floor
By Car
  • Enter parking garage from any of the three entrance ramps
  • Follow posted GREEN signs for the Atrium elevator banks
  • Take Atrium North or Atrium South elevator to “G” Ground level
  • Exit the Atrium elevator and turn right
  • Walk to the intersection near the Environmental Protection Agency office lobby (in the Ronald Reagan Building) and make a right
  • Follow the corridor to the Pavilion elevator banks on the right hand side
  • Take the Pavilion elevators to the Second “2” Floor
By Cab or Metro from Metro Center (Red Line)
  • Enter the Moynihan Plaza at the corner of 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Walk towards ARIA Restaurant (orange awning)
  • Enter the building through the door on your right just before the restaurant
  • Once you are through the security checkpoint walk to the Pavilion elevator banks on your left
  • Take the Pavilion elevator to the Second “2” Floor
By Cab or Metro from Federal Triangle
(Blue, Orange and Silver Lines)
  • Follow signs inside station to Ronald Reagan Building
  • Once inside the building, walk straight down the corridor to the ATM and turn right
  • Follow the directional signage toward the Conference Center
  • Once you reach the Business Center turn left
  • Walk to the Pavilion elevator bank and take the elevator to the 2nd floor

Location

  • Ronald Reagan Building
  • 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Pavilion Room
  • Washington, DC 20004