Agenda for the 1st Annual Billington Corporate Cybersecurity Summit

As the wave of cyber attacks against corporations continues to grow, companies must understand not only the emerging threats, but the most effective ways to protect crucial data.

Join us May 27th for a one-day intensive briefing on cybersecurity best practices. View the agenda to see the outstanding faculty and crucial topics to be addressed in this must attend event.

7:30 am – 8:25 am

Networking, Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25 am – 8:30 am

Opening Remarks

SPEAKER: Thomas K. Billington, Chairman and Founder,
Billington CyberSecurity

8:30 am – 9:05 am

Exclusive Opening Keynote: Future Cyber Threats Post
Sony and Anthem

As the Director of the NSA for eight years and the first Commander for U.S. Cyber Command, Ret. General Keith Alexander had a unique view on the cyber threats facing U.S. corporations, government and the military. Gen. Alexander’s perspective—his past government service and his current assignments helping major financial services corporations tackle cyber threats—makes him uniquely qualified to examine the nation’s current state of affairs.

In his keynote, Gen. Alexander will explore:

  • What cyber threats are next on the horizon and will confront U.S. corporations?
  • What steps can companies take to protect them and their customers and how can they best respond?

SPEAKER: Ret. Gen. Keith Alexander, President, IronNet Cybersecurity
(Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, NSA and Chief
of Central Security Service)

9:05 am – 9:30 am

An Interview with John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, National Security Division, Department of Justice by Deborah Feyerick, CNN

The National Security Division of the DOJ, which Mr. Carlin leads, has aggressively pursued charges against cyber attacks involving nation states or terrorists targeting U.S. corporations. He will engage in an exclusive interview one year after indictments against Chinese military hackers were brought and update attendees on DOJ’s cyber agenda.

SPEAKER: John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security,
National Security Division, Department of Justice

INTERVIEWER: Deborah Feyerick, National Correspondent,

9:30 am – 10:20 am

Cybercrime and Incident Response—Viewpoints of the FBI, SEC and Private Sector

This panel of experts from the FBI, SEC and the private sector will detail key guidance and partnership best practices which are essential to understand in advance of a cyber incident. For the FBI, at what point should law enforcement be notified of a breach; what is the best way to partner; what can companies do in response?  Plus find out the best way security consultants, hired by breach victims, can coordinate with law enforcement, to ensure all necessary steps are taken. For the SEC, what is—and isn't—the SEC’s role in cybersecurity; what is the guidance that the SEC has provided public companies on disclosing material cybersecurity risks and incidents; and how does the SEC work with companies if and when incidents occur?

MODERATOR: Shawn Henry, Chief Security Officer, CrowdStrike Inc.,
President, CrowdStrike Services (Former Executive Assistant Director, FBI)

SPEAKER: Leo Taddeo, Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber and Special Operations Division, New York Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation

SPEAKER: David Remnitz, Global and Americas Leader, Forensic Technology & Discovery Services, Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, Ernst & Young LLP

SPEAKER: David Glockner, Regional Director, Chicago Regional Office,
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

10:20 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 11:40 am

Lessons Learned from the Latest Corporate Cyber Breaches

Each week another cyber breach rattles corporations worldwide. This panel will provide unique, timely insights from experts with dozens of years of experience dissecting the latest cyber breaches and the lessons learned for Corporate America.

Hear from a panel of deeply knowledgeable experts about what malevolent actors are looking for and how to defend against them.

MODERATOR: Dan Guido, Co-Founder and CEO,
Trail of Bits

SPEAKER: George Rettas, Global Information Security Chief of Staff, Citi

SPEAKER: Robert Bigman, President, 2BSecure
(Former CISO, CIA, for 15 Years)

SPEAKER: Gregory Touhill, Brigadier General (Ret.), Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department
of Homeland Security

11:40 am – 12:50 pm

Networking Lunch

12:50 pm – 1:15 pm

Keynote: The New Cybersecurity Paradigm for Corporations: Replacing Perimeter Defense with the Secure Cloud

The modern firewall-based perimeter defense has become a largely ineffective cybersecurity approach. If the perimeter defense is no longer working, can a secure cloud reduce the cyber risks facing this nation? Dr. Amoroso brings more than two decades of cybersecurity experience in both the private sector and as a visionary author and teacher as he explores the new paradigm for cybersecurity.

SPEAKER: Dr. Edward Amoroso, Senior Vice President and Chief
Security Officer, AT&T

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Combining Trust and Innovation to Advance Information Sharing

SPEAKER: Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary
for Cybersecurity and Communications,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

1:45 pm – 2:10 pm

Dessert Break

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Top CISOs and CEOs Roundtable: Best Practices for the New Cybersecurity Paradigm

This Session Follows Chatham House Rule.

Today CISOs are charged with managing risk for their companies and they find their roles merging as the security function becomes central to the business mission. Where are the threats coming from? What are the steps every company should take to secure its networks, data and crucial customer information? How and when should the board and CEO be informed of decisions?

MODERATOR: Dr. Michael Papay, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman

SPEAKER: Simon Crosby, Co-Founder and CTO,
Bromium, Inc.

SPEAKER: Royal Hansen, Managing Director of Technology Risk,
Goldman Sachs

SPEAKER: Jim Routh, Chief Information Security Officer,

SPEAKER: Jon Miller, VP of Strategy,
Cylance, Inc.

SPEAKER: Nate Fick,
CEO, Endgame

3:10 pm – 3:55 pm

Cyber Insurance: A Practical Guide to a Growing Necessity

This Session Follows Chatham House Rule.

Every company is wrestling with the cybersecurity insurance challenge. While the market for cyber insurance continues to grow dramatically, there still is no standardized cyber insurance policies. Plus, the actuarial challenges of measuring/gauging the impact of a cyber-attack makes it difficult to match a cyber insurance policy with the unique risk profiles of today’s public and private companies. During this world class panel, experts who have dealt first-hand with cyber breaches and the ensuing insurance negotiations will explore answers to these questions:

  • What are best practices when shopping for cyber insurance?
  • What kind of cyber insurance policy should you purchase? Is cyber insurance covered under general property insurance or other typical provisions/policies?
  • What are the typical costs associated with different kinds of cyber insurance policies?
  • What should a company expect in terms of recovery after experiencing a data breach?
  • What aspects of a data breach are most difficult to insure?

MODERATOR: John Reed Stark, President, John Reed Stark Consulting LLC (Former Chief, Office of Internet Enforcement, SEC)

SPEAKER: Tom Finan, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD),
Department of Homeland Security

SPEAKER: David R. Fontaine, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Altegrity

SPEAKER: Oliver Brew, Senior Vice President, Specialty E&O,
Liberty International Underwriters

3:55 pm – 4:20 pm

Keynote: Partnering for a Secure Transformation

Closed to the Press.

As CISOs strive to integrate security into business enabling processes, forging partnerships is key. At General Electric, a company renowned for its transformative strategy, Tim McKnight has partnered with his CIO in order to support and secure the company’s complex technological advancements. What is essential to these kinds of alliances? And how can a CISO unite the security organization, while also working to effectively communicate security information and gain C-suite champions for security initiatives? In this keynote session, McKnight discusses GE’s spirit of collaboration and offers tips for building proactive and productive executive relationships.

SPEAKER: Tim McKnight, Global Chief Information Security Officer,
General Electric Co.

4:20 pm – 4:25 pm

Final Remarks and Adjourn

SPEAKER: Thomas K. Billington, Chairman and Founder,
Billington CyberSecurity

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“Billington CyberSecurity consistently gets the best speakers and tackles the hottest topics. In fact, every speaker is a keynote speaker, it’s just that some of them end up on panels. If it’s a Billington event, it’s certain to be worthwhile.”

— Steven Chabinsky, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, CrowdStrike

"Great conference, will be back. [Thanks for] bringing the Washington D.C. 'A-List' to speak and network."

— Richard Rushing, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Mobility

Billington CyberSecurity

Billington CyberSecurity, founded in 2010, produces world class, cybersecurity executive education forums and convenes many top thought leaders to discuss the threats, challenges and opportunities in securing our government and private sector against cyber attacks.

Each year, the annual cybersecurity summit draws capacity audiences and top experts. The 5th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit sold out and attracted such speakers as the Director of the NSA, the heads of cybersecurity at DHS and the White House, as well as the leaders of IT security at Goldman Sachs, AETNA, Pfizer, Johns Hopkins and Hess Corporation. 

Thomas K. Billington, Chairman and Founder, produced his first cybersecurity conference in 2002 at BNA (now Bloomberg BNA) and spent over a decade producing hundreds of conferences, roundtables and virtual seminars at that company and at Thomson Reuters. Billington CyberSecurity now also provides customized webinars, white papers and training in the cybersecurity area.

Here's a sampling of distinguished companies that have sent representatives to past Billington events: Accenture, Citibank, Deloitte, First State Bank, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Merrill Lynch, Northern Trust