CyberFest2016

CYBERFEST 2016 – THE FUTURE IS NOW

Thank you for joining us at CyberFest2016.

Attendees shared comments like “Knocked it out of the park!” “Best event I have been to in a long time!”

A special thanks to Jamie Dixx of JDixxPhotography for capturing many of the moments!

We hope to see you all next year at our new and exciting event! Stay tuned for more information!

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LATE BREAKING NEWS – Closing “Surprise Speaker” announced!

Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former lead for the U.S. Central Intelligence and director of the CIA will provide his perspective on cyber and the world today. He will touch on how he believes cyber, global terrorism, energy, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are all inter-related. Learn about this dynamic and engaging speaker, Ambassador Woolsey, here.

On October 27th at the beautiful, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines you will have a sneak peek into a future – which is already here. This single-day event will kick-off with Eric O’Neill, former counter terrorism and counter intelligence operative for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who captured one of the FBI’s own, or so they thought. Bob Hanssen, the perpetrator, was actually working for the Russian Federation. In the famous words of the Honorable Mitchell Dembin, former Chairman of Securing Our eCity Foundation, “TRUST NO ONE!” – Learn more about Eric here.

Cyber professionals, business leaders, technologists and any other interested parties are invited to join us at CyberFest2016. This annual event produced by Securing Our eCity Foundation and co-produced by CyberTech, is a gathering of who’s who in the world of cyber. Since 2010, Securing Our eCity Foundation has dazzled and inspired attendees by bringing together world renown leaders from influential organizations and government agencies to speak on how life is impacted by our cyber choices.

Attendees are in for a treat as they explore the future and how, in many ways, it’s already here. Topic areas include: machine interface, nation-state attacks, the Internet of Things and business continuity.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016
Venue: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Time: 0800 – 1700
Includes: breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour

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We are pleased to have you join us at this year’s CyberFest2016! Registration will open in May.

We have extended the Early Bird Registration until September 8th!

For those that commit to an Early Bird Registration, from May through September 8th, individual registration fee is only $99 and student registration is $29.

On 9 September, the registration fee will increase to $125 per person; student fees will increase to $49.

Registration fee are all-inclusive for attendees and include: breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016
Venue: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Time: 0800 – 1700
Includes: breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour

Please click here to register.

CYBERFEST 2016 SPONSORS

In its sixth year, the Securing Our eCity annual symposium, CyberFest2016 – The Future is Now – offers our lead sponsors maximum visibility to the cyber “in crowd” from the Southern California area. Attendees, from owner/operators, C-suite representatives, IT directors and managers, technologists and consultants that want to stay on the cutting edge and in the know, attend the CyberFest events.

Once again, we offer sponsorship opportunities for organizations and companies of all sizes and walks of life.

The most prestigious, Diamond Level Sponsorship, offers maximum exposure, promoting your company to our cyber community via a full host of promotional vehicles, which will be activated within days after your pledge. The benefits go well beyond the event and include participation in the eCity CyberTalk Radio program and more. Platinum Level Sponsorship offers an impressive promotional package as well to get that extra visibility before and during the event. The Gold Level Sponsorship has your company involved in the heart of the CyberFest2016 promotions and activities. You cannot go wrong at this level, even if you are a smaller company. The Silver and Bronze Level sponsorship packages get you into the promotional mix and access to the before and after events.

For complete sponsorship package details, download the Sponsorship Package Guide here.

Questions? Contact: Liz Fraumann, lfraumann@securingourecity.org

Securing Our eCity thanks all of the organizations and individuals that helped to support CyberFest2015!

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Agenda

0800 Registration, Vendor Reception & Breakfast
0845 Welcome & Awards
0900 Keynote – Eric O’Neill
0950 Break
1005 Rise of the Robots – Panel I
1050 One World – A Level Playing Field – Panel II
1135 Securing the Internet of Things – Panel III
1220 Lunch Break
1320 Surviving a Cyber Disaster – Panel IV
1405 Closing Speaker: Ambassador R. James Woolsey
1500 Reception
1700 End-

CyberFest2016 Topics will include:

 

2016 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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MR. ERIC O’NEILL

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Eric O’Neill, former FBI counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operative. Mr. O’Neill is best known for playing a major role in the arrest, conviction, and eventual sentencing of FBI agent, Robert Hanssen for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation.

After Hanssen pleaded guilty in 2001, O’Neill left the FBI to pursue law. He earned a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2003. After practicing law with DLA Piper US LLP, O’Neill co-founded The Georgetown Group in early 2009, an investigative and risk management company. Then in 2013, O’Neill co-founded the Schiltron Group, a supply chain assurance and critical infrastructure protection company.

O’Neill is a sought after public speaker and security expert who lectures internationally on national security topics such as; cybersecurity, espionage, fraud, corporate diligence and defense.

 

Rise of the Robots

Machine Learning. Artificial Intelligence. Automation is here to stay. What challenges and opportunities does this present? What are the real world impacts? Will you be automated out of a job? What are the security and privacy concerns? Can AI solve the Cyber Security challenge? Join the panelists as we explore these and other issues surrounding the Rise of the Robot. 

 

One World a Level Playing Field

Non-State actors, dynamic groups and individuals are all capable of leveling both the cybersecurity and political landscape. These groups could be both inside and outside the U.S. and have varying motivations. These groups are capable of doing significant damage to our infrastructure and national security interests. What are we doing to rethink the solution? Join this dynamic panel as they discuss the realities of the threat, the policy proposals to the problem and what we can do to curb the threat.

 

Securing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things or Everything is here! All household appliances, lights, heating, air conditioning, medical devices, cars and much more are now, or soon will be, connected. Did you know that some LED lights even have cameras in them that can be activated to have that “all seeing” eye across your business or home? Does the Internet of Things or Everything offer an advantage or have we gone too far? Can we step back from 100% surveillance and that all seeing-eye? How does privacy factor in or does it?

 

Surviving a Cyber Disaster

Ransomware is rampant. Cyber extortion is on the rise again. It’s not a matter of IF you get hit, but WHEN. Is your organization prepared for a cyber disaster? With the loss of downtime associated with a growing number of cyber threats, how ready will you be when it happens to you? Join our panel of Incident Response, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Information Security professionals to learn how to be better prepared when it happens to you. 

 

Closing Speaker: Ambassador R. James Woolsey

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Ambassador R. James Woolsey is world renown and served in government roles for 12 years. The Ambassador headed the Central Intelligence Community and was the director of the CIA from 1993-1995. The Ambassador Chairs FDD’s Leadership Council of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and frequently contributes articles for major publications, media interviews and presentations on the subjects of energy, foreign affairs, defense, and intelligence.
For his full bio, click here.

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Eric O'Neill

Mr. Eric O’Neill
Former Counter Terrorism and Counter Intelligence Operative

Eric O’Neill, former FBI counter-terrorism and counterintelligence operative. Mr. O’Neill is best known for playing a major role in the arrest, conviction, and eventual sentencing of FBI agent, Robert Hanssen for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation.

After Hanssen pleaded guilty in 2001, O’Neill left the FBI to pursue law. He earned a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2003. After practicing law with DLA Piper US LLP, O’Neill co-founded The Georgetown Group in early 2009, an investigative and risk management company. Then in 2013, O’Neill co-founded the Schiltron Group, a supply chain assurance and critical infrastructure protection company.

O’Neill is a sought after public speaker and security expert who lectures internationally on national security topics such as; cybersecurity, espionage, fraud, corporate diligence and defense.

James Woosley

Mr. R James Woolsey
Chairman of FDD’s Leadership Council, Fmr. Director of CIA

Areas of Impact

Arab Spring, Somalia, Missile Defense, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Iraq, Al Qaeda, Intelligence Community, Energy Security

Biography

R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. He also Chairs the Board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Mr. Woolsey currently chairs the Strategic Advisory Group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group, chairs the Advisory Board of the Opportunities Development Group, and he is Of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston-based law firm, Goodwin Procter. In the above capacities he specializes in a range of alternative energy and security issues.

Mr. Woolsey previously served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently (1993-95) as Director of Central Intelligence. From July 2002 to March 2008 Mr. Woolsey was a Vice President and officer of Booz Allen Hamilton, and then a Venture Partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners of San Bruno, California until January 2011. He was also previously a partner at the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC, now Goodwin Procter, where he practiced for 22 years in the fields of civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

During his 12 years of government service, in addition to heading the CIA and the Intelligence Community, Mr. Woolsey was: Ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989–1991; Under Secretary of the Navy, 1977–1979; and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970–1973. He was also appointed by the President to serve on a part-time basis in Geneva, Switzerland, 1983–1986, as Delegate at Large to the U.S.–Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST). As an officer in the U.S. Army, he was an adviser on the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I), Helsinki and Vienna, 1969–1970.

Mr. Woolsey serves on a range of government, corporate, and non-profit advisory boards and chairs several. He served on the National Commission on Energy Policy. Served as Chairman of the Advisory Boards of the Clean Fuels Foundation and the New Uses Council, and a Trustee of the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments. Previously he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution, and a trustee of Stanford University. He has also been a member of The National Commission on Terrorism, 1999–2000; The Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the U.S. (Rumsfeld Commission), 1998; The President’s Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform, 1989; The President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management (Packard Commission), 1985–1986; and The President’s Commission on Strategic Forces (Scowcroft Commission), 1983.

Mr. Woolsey has served in the past as a member of boards of directors of a number of publicly and privately held companies, generally in fields related to technology and security, including Martin Marietta; British Aerospace, Inc.; Fairchild Industries; and Yurie Systems, Inc. In 2009, he was the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and in 2010-11 he was a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Mr. Woolsey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended Tulsa public schools, graduating from Tulsa Central High School. He received his B.A. degree from Stanford University (1963, With Great Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. from Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar 1963–1965), and an LL.B from Yale Law School (1968, Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal).

Woolsey is a frequent contributor of articles to major publications, and from time to time gives public speeches and media interviews on the subjects of energy, foreign affairs, defense, and intelligence.
– See more at: http://www.defenddemocracy.org/about-fdd/team-overview/r-james-woolsey/#sthash.p4HNecRw.dpuf