March 23-25, 2021. Join Cipher Brief CEO and Publisher Suzanne Kelly and former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency Rick Ledgett for a world-class, three-day virtual Cybersecurity Summit engaging experts from the public and private sectors on today’s most pressing cybersecurity issues including: lessons learned from the SolarWinds hack, adapting a forward-leaning defense posture for private companies, and the latest innovative ideas for information sharing.
March 23-25, 2021
Join Cipher Brief CEO and Publisher Suzanne Kelly and former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency Rick Ledgett for a world-class, three-day virtual Cybersecurity Summit engaging experts from the public and private sectors on today’s most pressing cybersecurity issues including: lessons learned from the SolarWinds hack, adapting a forward-leaning defense posture for private companies, and the latest innovative ideas for information sharing. Register for The 2021 Cybersecurity Summit, click here.
CEO & Publisher, The Cipher Brief
Suzanne Kelly is the founder of The Cipher Brief, a national security focused publication that provides expert insights on security issues. She also runs The Cyber Initiatives Group focused on cyber security with principals that include General Michael Hayden, General Keith Alexander, FireEye CEO Keven Mandia, Rick Ledgett and Matt Olsen. In addition to TCB and CIG, Kelly also produces The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference in Sea Island, GA. which has become the nation’s premiere national security conference focused on the public and private sectors. Kelly is a former Intelligence Correspondent for CNN, where she co-founded and co-developed the Security Clearance Blog.
Former Deputy Director of the NSA
Rick Ledgett served as the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency from January 2014 until his retirement in April 2017, culminating a nearly 40 year career in cryptology at NSA and in the U.S. Army. He previously led the Media Leaks Task Force, the Agency’s response to the Snowden leaks. He was the first National Intelligence Manager for Cyber at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and he directed NSA’s 24/7 cyber threat operations center. Ledgett currently serves on the board of M&T Bank, is a senior visiting fellow at MITRE, a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and a Board Trustee at IDA.
General David H. Petraeus
Former Director of the CIA
General David Petraeus (US Army, Ret) served over 37 years in the U.S. military, culminating his career with six consecutive commands, five of which were combat, including command of the Multi-National Force-Iraq during the Surge, U.S. Central Command, and Coalition and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. He subsequently served as Director of the CIA. He is now a partner in a global investment firm (and chairs the firm’s global institute), a member of a number of private and public boards, engaged in several academic appointments, a private venture capitalist, and a regular contributor to discussions on global security and economic issues. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Military Academy in 1974 and later earned a Ph.D. in international relations and economics from Princeton University.
Kevin has been FireEye CEO since June 2016 and a member of the FireEye Board of Directors since February 2016. He previously served as FireEye President, from February 2015 until his appointment as CEO. Kevin joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief operating Officer in December 2013, when FireEye acquired Mandiant, the company he founded in 2004.
Susan M. Gordon
Susan M. Gordon is the former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, serving from 2017-2019, where she advised the President on intelligence matters and provided operational leadership of the 17 agencies and organizations of the Intelligence Community (IC). She is a widely respected authority on risk management, technical innovation, and cyber and space issues. Today, she is an active board member, university fellow, and advises private companies in the areas of technology, strategy, and leadership.
Throughout Ms. Gordon’s more than three decades in the IC, she led large scale organizational change and delivered revolutionary outcomes. Ms. Gordon worked to adapt the IC to emerging economic, military, and political trends impacting the current operating environment. Ms. Gordon led the establishment of In-Q-Tel, the Central Intelligence Agency’s venture arm, in the 1990s. In the last several years, she focused on advancing intelligence integration across the IC, expanding outreach and partnerships to the private sector and international allies, and driving innovation across the Community.
Executive Director, Silverado Policy Accelerator
Dmitri Alperovitch is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Silverado Policy Accelerator, a non-profit focused on advancing American prosperity and global leadership in the 21st century and beyond. He is a Co-Founder and former CTO of CrowdStrike Inc., a leading cybersecurity company. A renowned computer security visionary, he is a thought-leader on cybersecurity strategy and state tradecraft and has served as special advisor to the Department of Defense. He is a frequent strategic cybersecurity advisor to CEOs and Board of Directors of public and private companies. Alperovitch is also an active angel investor and board member at multiple high-growth technology companies.
With more than two decades of experience in the field of information security, Alperovitch is an inventor of 36 patented technologies and has conducted extensive research on reputation systems, spam detection, web security, public-key and identity-based cryptography, malware and intrusion detection and prevention. As a recognized authority on cyberespionage, cyber warfare, online organized criminal activity, and cybersecurity, Alperovitch has significant experience working as a subject matter expert with all levels of U.S. and international policy makers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies on analysis, investigations, and profiling of transnational organized criminal activities and cyber threats from terrorist and nation-state adversaries. He is a well-respected technical and policy thinker on the most difficult global cybersecurity issues, and is a frequent speaker at military, intelligence, law-enforcement, academic and security industry conferences. Alperovitch has published and given numerous talks on the contemporary issues in cybersecurity policy such as cyberdeterrence doctrine, Chinese-sponsored cyberespionage and the use of cyber weapons on the future battlefield. Alperovitch is frequently quoted as a cyberpolicy and cybersecurity expert source in national media, including 60 Minutes, Frontline, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He has testified before US Senate Armed Services Committee.
Former Director, GCHQ
Ciaran Martin founded the UK’s world leading National Cyber Security Centre and headed it for the first four years of its existence. Currently, after stepping down from his role with NCSC at the end of August 2020, Ciaran holds the position of Professor of Practice in the Management of Public Organisations at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and advises NATO and a number of private sector organisations on cyber security strategies.
Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis
Leslie Ireland is the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis. She joined Treasury in 2010 after 25 years at CIA where she specialized in Iran, the Middle East and WMD. Ms. Ireland retired in November 2016 after more than 31 years in the Intelligence Community.
Prior to joining the Treasury Department, from 2008-2010 Ms. Ireland served as daily intelligence briefer to President. As the first DNI Iran Mission Manager from 2005-2008, she served as the principal advisor to the DNI on Iran and was responsible for overseeing the intelligence process on Iran for the entire US government.
Ms. Ireland is the recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest award bestowed by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion, personally awarded by the DNI, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (2016 and 2008), and the CIA Intelligence Commendation Medal. She is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Georgetown University.