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OSD, USAF, CIA and U.S. Army Convene at Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium


07030, NJ, July 20, 2017 --(PR.com)-- On August 2 & 3 senior government personnel overseeing the nation’s cyber operations will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of sessions discussing top mission priorities, future initiatives and briefings to industry at Defense Strategies Institute’s “town hall” Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium. Discussions will focus on this year’s central theme of “Advancing Cyber Capabilities in Support of Multi-Domain Battle."

These sessions are open to DoD, federal agencies, academia, and supporting industry to register or exhibit.

The US government is working vigorously to protect against cyber threats and successfully conduct defensive and offensive cyber operations. Due to the intricacy of cyberattacks, the US must remain engaged in the current fight and develop new capabilities to integrate cyber into a multi-domain battle to gain a tactical edge against our adversaries.

This symposium will focus on policy, operations, and technology designed to defend critical networks and allow for the freedom of operation in the Cyber Domain. The event will also discuss critical infrastructure protection and the role of DHS and the commercial sector.

Attendees Will Experience Perspectives from Senior Level Speakers, Including:
- Maj Gen Burke “Ed” Wilson, USAF, Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Senior Military Advisor for Cyber, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, OSD

- Maj Gen Patrick Higby, USAF, Director, Cyberspace Strategy and Policy, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

- Essye Miller, Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity, DoD

- BG Joseph McGee, USA, Deputy Commander for Operations, US Army Cyber Command

- Col Robert Cole, USAF, Director, Air Forces Cyber Forward (AFCYBER)

Sessions Will Revolve Around the Following Key Topics:
-Using automated systems to enhance speed and scale of cyber operations

-Defending and Protecting DoD networks through enhanced cyber situational awareness

-Integrating Cyber and EW components for enhanced capabilities

-Synchronizing warfighting elements in support of multi-domain battle

-Designing, building, deploying and integrating capabilities for the future fight

-The effects of elevating US Cyber Command to a Combatant Command

-Increasing and enhancing network security with the aid of industry

-DHS Policy regarding security and resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructure against physical and cyber risk

For more insight, you can view the full agenda and topics at: http://cybersecurity.dsigroup.org/download-the-agenda/agenda-download-form/

Seating is limited –
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary.

Anyone interested in participating in the 2017 Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium can visit the event homepage at http://cybersecurity.dsigroup.org/ for more information contact Christopher Elliott at celliott@dsigroup.org, or call 1-201-672-8745

**Symposium is closed to press / no recordings**
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Defense Strategies Institute
Christopher Elliott
201.672.8745
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http://cybersecurity.dsigroup.org/
Register Now: http://dsigroup.org/cyber-security-symposium-registration/

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