Over 50 Speakers Confirmed at the Leading Fall Forum on Cybersecurity

Platinum Sponsor:

Northrop Grumman
Diamond Sponsors:

General Dynamics

Jones NCTI

Gold Sponsors:

IEEE Xplore


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Media Sponsors:

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On September 17 in Washington DC, join over 600 senior attendees, more than 30 speakers and countless sponsors and exhibitors at the 6th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit, the leading Fall forum on cybersecurity in the Nation's Capitol.

Cybersecurity breaches are hitting the news daily, such as the OPM breach; they are confounding government and industry alike.  A firestorm has ensued over encryption and privacy; and foreign nation states, in the meantime, are bleeding the U.S. of vast quantities of our intellectual property, financial data, R&D and healthcare records.

The 6th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit on September 17 in Washington, D.C. will tackle the tough issues of cybersecurity—and discuss where we're headed next. The last two summits have sold out, so register today!

C-Level Speaker Lineup

Speakers will include:

  • USAF Brigadier General Robert Skinner, Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN);
  • Lt. Gen. McLaughlin, Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command;
  • MG Wilson, LTG Cardon and VADM Tighe, the Commanders of the U.S. Air Forces, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Cyber Commands respectively;
  • Terry Halvorsen and Richard Hale, the CIO and Chief Information Assurance Officer at DoD; and
  • The CISOs or CIOs at DoC, DoE, General Electric, and Aetna.

Topics to be Covered Include:

  • Keynote by Terry Halvorsen, CIO, DOD: Cybersecurity Priorities of the DoD CIO
  • State of Cybersecurity Post OPM: What Do We Do Now?
  • Keynote by Kevin Mandia, President, FireEye
  • Beyond “Detect and Response” to Prevention: The New Cybersecurity Paradigm?
  • Government CISO Priorities
  • Evolution of Malware 2015 and Beyond
  • Corporate CISO Priorities off the record
  • Internet of Things Cybersecurity (Off the Record)
  • Government CIO Priorities
  • Keynote by Lt Gen Kevin McLaughlin, Deputy Commander, US Cyber Command
  • Keynote by USAF Brigadier General Robert Skinner, Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN)
  • The Encryption Debate: Point & Counterpoint
  • All-Star Military Cyber Commanders and Leaders Roundtable with the Commanders of the U.S. Army Cyber Command, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and Air Forces Cyber




Testimonials from 5th Annual Summit

“The conference has an unparalleled degree of networking because Tom [Billington] is uniquely trusted by senior level officials at government agencies. So the attendees of this event...really speak from deep experience in dealing with cyber threat.”

Simon Crosby, CTO and Co-Founder, Bromium

“Tom has really formed one of the blue chip thought leadership forums for all of us in this community to get together.”

Chad Sweet, CEO and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group

“The grouping of individuals that are attending the conference is unparalleled. The level of seniority and the amount of experience in the rooms has pretty much [surpassed] the quality and scale of anywhere else I have ever attended.”

Adam Ghetti, Co-Founder and CTO, Ionic Security

What others have to say about Billington CyberSecurity events:

“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

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.

Billington CyberSecurityBillington 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.

To inquire about how Billington CyberSecurity can advance your thought leadership in cybersecurity, please contact Tom at 301-718-4483 or email [email protected].

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Disclaimer: Information contained on or made available at this conference or at this Site is not intended to and does not constitute retained professional (management consulting, accounting, legal, etc.) advice, recommendations, mediation or counseling under any circumstance. The Site and your use thereof does not create a professional-client relationship.


Government & Military Speakers

Ann Barron-DiCamilloAnn Barron-DiCamillo

Director, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), DHS

Paul BeckmanPaul Beckman

CISO, Headquarter Component, Office of the CIO, DHS

Lt. Gen. Edward CardonLt. Gen. Edward Cardon

Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command

Michael Cassidy

Cybersecurity Architect,
Department of Justice

John CookJohn Cook

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), UK Ministry of Defence

Michael Daniel Michael Daniel

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House

Curtis DukesCurtis Dukes

Director, Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), NSA

Marty EdwardsMarty Edwards

Assistant Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and Director, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Aaron FergusonDr. Aaron Ferguson

Deputy Technical Director, Fusion, Analysis, and Mitigations (FAM), Information Assurance Directorate (IAD), NSA

Richard HaleRichard Hale

Deputy CIO, Cyber Security, Department of Defense

Terry HalvorsenTerry Halvorsen

Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

John "Chris" InglisJohn "Chris" Inglis

Distinguished Visiting Professor in Cyber Security Studies, U.S. Naval Academy, (Former Deputy Director of the NSA)

Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson

CIO, US. Dept.
of Energy

Dr. Ian Levy OBEDr. Ian Levy OBE

Technical Director Security Mission, GCHQ, United Kingdom

Dr. Karl S. MathiasDr. Karl S. Mathias

Chief Information Officer, United States Marshals Service

Lt. Gen. James "Kevin" McLaughlinLt Gen Kevin McLaughlin

Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command

Essye MillerEssye Miller

Director, Cybersecurity Office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6

Nir PelegNir Peleg

Head of the Research and Development Division,
Israel National Cyber Bureau (INCB)

Suzanne SpauldingRear Admiral (Ret.) David Simpson

Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

Robert SkinnerUSAF Brigadier
General Robert Skinner

Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN)

Suzanne SpauldingSuzanne Spaulding

Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Eric SporreEric Sporre

Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, FBI

Vice Adm. Jan TigheVice Adm. Jan Tighe

Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory TouhillBrig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory Touhill

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Comm., U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Gregory TouhillRod Turk

CISO and Director, Office of Cyber Security, US Commerce Department

Maj. Gen. Burke "Ed" WilsonMaj. Gen. Burke "Ed" Wilson

Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas

Corporate & Nonprofit Speakers

Jared Atkinson

Hunt Capability Lead, Adaptive Threat Division, Veris Group

Robert Bigman

President, 2BSecure (Former CISO, CIA)

Jon Callas

CTO & Co-Founder, Silent Circle

Francis Cianfrocca

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Bayshore Networks, Inc.

Jason Cook

Security Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, BT Global Services

Simon Crosby

Co-Founder and CTO, Bromium

Anthony Di Bello

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Guidance Software

Richard "Dickie" George

Senior Advisor for Cyber Security, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Jack Harrington

VP, Cybersecurity & Special Missions, Intelligence, Information and Services, Raytheon Company

General Michael Hayden

Principal, The Chertoff Group, (Former Director of the NSA and CIA)

James KargmanJames Kargman

Secure Vector LLC

Dr. James Kilbride

Director of Technology, Cyber Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Kevin Mandia


Dr. Joanne Martin

President, JLM Consulting, LLC (Former CISO, IBM)

Jeffrey Massimilla

Chief Product Cybersecurity Officer, Vehicle and Vehicle Services Cybersecurity, General Motors Company

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Earl Matthews

VP, Enterprise Security Solutions,
HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector
, Hewlett-Packard Company, (Former Director, Cyberspace Operations, Office of Information Dominance, Office of the CIO, USAF)

Stuart McClure



Cheri McGuire

Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation

Tim McKnight

Global CISO,
General Electric

Brandy Peterson


Shawn Purvis

Sector Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Gary Rosen

Senior Vice President for Operations, Integrated Systems Group, Leidos

Jim Routh 

Chief Information Security Officer, Aetna

Raj Shah

Senior Director of Strategy, Palo Alto Networks

Tony Spinelli

Senior Vice President, Capital One Financial Corporation

Christopher ValentinoChristopher Valentino

Director, Strategy Cyber Division Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Adm. (Ret.) Patrick Walsh

Senior Vice President, iSIGHT Partners, Inc.

John Worrall

Chief Marketing Officer, CyberArk

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
WHEN: Sept. 17, 2015
SUMMIT: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m