Main Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Army’s Acquisition and Strategic Goals to Increase Cybersecurity and Achieve Operational Overmatch

Ronald Pontius, Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Cyber Command
-Identifying the current threats facing the national critical infrastructures
-Pinpointing areas within the agency that need improvement
-Strategies that will increase cybersecurity resilience

Ronald Pontius

Deputy to the Commanding General
US Army Cyber Command

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM A Review of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework for Federal Agencies

-Guiding organizations to consider the appropriate level of rigor for their cybersecurity
-Reducing cybersecurity risks in a way that complements an organization’s existing cybersecurity and risk management processes.
-Identify and prioritize opportunities for improving cybersecurity at an organization.


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Deploying Cybersecurity Operations to Counter Online Terrorism Recruiting and Propaganda Tools

Dobbie Lambert, Special Agent in Charge, C.I. Cyber South West Asia, US Army
-Using AI and deep learning to identify terrorist propaganda and recruitment material
-Partnering with online technology industries to remove and counter propaganda from spreading
-Funding public awareness programs

Dobbie Lambert

Special Agent in Charge
C.I. Cyber South West Asia, US Army

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Russian and Iranian Approaches to Cyberwarfare

Dr. Michael Connell, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Naval Analyses
-The role of cyber in Russian and Iranian doctrine and strategy
-How Moscow and Tehran use cyber to achieve their objectives
-Cyber capabilities and trends

Dr. Michael Connell

Principal Research Scientist
Center for Naval Analyses

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM The Race for AI Supremacy: The Critical Role of AI in Future Cyberwarfare

Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security
-Investing in AI research to achieve operational overmatch over adversaries
-Utilizing AI to protect systems from cyber attacks and detect malware
-Developing tools to counter enemy AI attacks

Paul Scharre

Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program
Center for a New American Security

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Strategies for Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyberattack and Making Them More Resilient

-Identifying weaknesses in the system to inform improvement decisions
-Acquiring the tools to increase protection
-Incorporating cybersecurity in the planning phase of new infrastructure projects


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Increasing Cybersecurity for Robotic and Autonomous Systems to Protect Them From Cyberattacks and Intrusion on the Battlefield

-Testing the resilience of current autonomous platforms to pinpoint areas of improvement
-Continuously updating their software to counter new threats
-Making cybersecurity protection a vital requirement in the planning phase

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks