A dynamic setting for game-changing ideas

Next year’s two-day summit will include a vibrant series of keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats and briefings by cyber security practitioners and thought leaders operating at the very cutting edge of the industry.

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Wednesday - October 27, 2021 - The Pendry, Baltimore, MD
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Closed Door NSA Private Briefing Threat Landscape for CISOs
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Conference Registration
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
GCIS Summit Welcome

Bob Ackerman, Founder, AllegisCyber Capital

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Keynote Presentation - The Rules of Persistent Engagement

General Paul Nakasone
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director
National Security Agency

12:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Spotlight Session - State of The Market Town Hall: The CISO Call To Action
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Networking Luncheon Reception

Hosted By: Deloitte

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Keynote Presentation: The DHS Perspective On Cyber

Christopher Krebs
Director of the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Spotlight Presentation: Dodging Debacles: The Future Political Climate’s Impact on Cyber
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
Afternoon Break
2:45 PM – 4:10 PM
Closed Door CISO Strategy Session: NDA Format, Invitation-Only
2:50 PM – 3:30 PM
Panel Discussion: Securing The Software Supply Chain
Katie Gray, Partner, In-Q-Tel

Anita D’Amico, CEO, CodeX
Kamal Shah (invited), CEO, StackRox

3:30 PM – 4:10 PM
Panel Discussion: Cyber Security & Social Media

Jim Zuffoletti, CEO, Safeguard Cyber

4:10 PM – 6:15 PM
Innovator’s Showcase – TED Talks From The Disrupt 8

News Guard
DT Privacy Project

6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Cocktail Reception
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Gala Dinner
Hosted by: The State of Maryland


Thursday - October 28, 2021 - The Pendry, Baltimore, MD
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
GCIS Opening Keynote

Alex Stamos
Center for International Security and Cooperation
Stanford University

9:10 AM to 9:45 AM
Keynote CISO Panel: Revolutionizing The Routine: Identifying CISO Issues in 2020 & Beyond
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Panel Discussion: Data Provence and the Weaponization of Data
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Spotlight Presentation: New Frontier in Cyber Threat Pre-Cognition

Karim Hijazi, CEO, Prevailion

10:40 AM – 11:10 PM
Morning Networking & Refreshment Break
11:10 AM – 11:40 PM
Panel Discussion: The Emergence of Continuous Controls Monitoring
Phil Venables,
Senior Advisor and Member, Board of Directors, Goldman Sachs Bank USA

Nik Whitefield,
CEO, Panaseer
Tim Eades, CEO, vArmour
Fred Kneip, CEO, CyberGRX

11:40 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel Discussion: The Challenges of Securing Communications

Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Luncheon Reception

Hosted by: AllegisCyber Capital and DataTribe

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Understanding The New Era of CyberWar

Andy Greenberg, Author, Sandworm

1:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Coffee Break
1:50 PM to 2:20 PM
Panel Discussion: The IOT Automobile Threat Landscape
Terry Dunlap,
Co-Founder, ReFirm Labs


2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
Panel Discussion: New Strategies and Data Security
2:50 PM to 3:20 PM
Panel Discussion: CISO & The Board of Directors
Denise Zheng,
 Vice President, The Business Roundtable

Dave DeWalt,
Board Member, Delta Airlines

3:20 PM to 3:45 PM
Afternoon Networking Break
3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Panel Discussion: CISOs speak out on working with members of the board.
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Spotlight Presentation: CyberSecurity: An Insurer's Perspective
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Closing Fireside Chat: Cyber Security: A CEO's Perspective
5:30 PM
Closing Commentary
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception