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2024 Cyber Summit: Strengthening Resilience in Cyberspace

The 2024 Cyber Summit, organized by the Potomac Officers Club, is a momentous event in the field of cybersecurity. Set for June 6, 2024, the event shines a spotlight on the government’s efforts to improve the nation’s cyber resilience.

Learn more about the 2024 Cyber Summit here.


What is the 2024 Cyber Summit?

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The 2024 Cyber Summit is one of the most anticipated government events in 2024. It convenes federal leaders, industry visionaries, and cybersecurity experts to discuss pressing cyber threats and collaborate on solutions in the public sector.

Among the event sponsors are leading cybersecurity firms who fully support the government’s mission to strengthen resilience in cyberspace. The sponsors include:

  • Oracle Cloud
  • ECS
  • Dataminr
  • Red Hat
  • DTS
  • Telos
  • Accenture Federal Services
  • Comcast Business
  • Core4ce
  • ManTech
  • Nightwing
  • Red River
  • Recorded Future
  • Carahsoft

Mark your calendar for June 6, 2024, and don’t miss the summit at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia, from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET. Be a part of the conversation on enhancing cybersecurity resilience.


What to expect at the 2024 Cyber Summit

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The 2024 Cyber Summit features a roster of reputable keynote speakers, namely David McKeown of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and RDML Jason Tama of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

Serving as the nexus for thought leadership and collaboration, the summit organizer, Potomac Officers Club, invites industry leaders to share insights on various cybersecurity-related matters, including:

  • AI and Data Analytics
    • Panel Speakers: Joshua Black, Christopher Cleary, and Bill Geimer
  • Secure Information Sharing 
  • Third-Party Cyber Risk
    • Panel Speakers: Amy Foy, Brian Peretti, Randy Resnick, Kanitra Tyler, and Renee Wynn
  • AI Implementation in Government
    • Panel Speakers: Shane Barney, David Carroll, and John Dvorak
  • Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
    • Panel Speakers: Yasmine Abdillahi, Derrick Davis, Karen Evans, Kelley Kiernan, and Edward Tuorinsky
  • Network Security in Zero Trust
    • Panel Speakers: Dr. Curtis Arnold, Kathryn Knerler, and Bill Nystrom


Top Reasons to Attend the 2024 Cyber Summit

Below are the top reasons why government contractors and cybersecurity professionals must attend the 2024 Cyber Summit.

  • Network with industry peers and professionals.
  • Gain insights from keynote sessions led by esteemed federal officials.
  • Engage in informative panel discussions on urgent cybersecurity issues and the government’s advanced solutions.
  • Learn about leveraging AI and data analytics for cybersecurity.
  • Discover strategies for improving cyberthreat response.
  • Deepen understanding of third-party cyber risks in the public sector supply chain.
  • Learn best practices for implementing and managing AI in government.
  • Assess your company’s cybersecurity readiness.


Why is Resilience Important in Cyberspace?

Considering the varying nature of cyber threats, resilience is critical in cyberspace. As digital adversaries become more advanced and frequent, government agencies must be equipped to counter potential breaches. 

Cyber resilience refers to the ability of an organization to withstand and recover from cyber-attacks using security tools and processes. This includes utilizing AI and data analytics tools for threat detection, implementing processes for secure information sharing, and addressing third-party cyber risks in the supply chain.

In a nutshell, cyber resilience strengthens cyber defenses to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats. It also minimizes the impact of security incidents on the organization’s operations and assets.


Government Efforts for Cyberspace Resilience

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Below are the U.S. government’s initiatives that demonstrate its commitment to building a more resilient and secure digital environment.


National Cybersecurity Strategy

The National Cybersecurity Strategy, released by the Biden-Harris Administration in March 2023, aims to provide all Americans a safe and secure digital ecosystem. It focuses on four main goals: (1) to protect critical infrastructure, (2) to disrupt and dismantle cyber threats, (3) to shape market forces to drive security and resilience, and (4) to invest in a resilient future.

The strategy proposes two essential adjustments:

  1. Rather than placing the burden of cybersecurity solely on individuals and small businesses, larger, capable organizations must take on a greater role to reduce cyber risks.
  2. Long-term cybersecurity investments must be prioritized. To make this possible, there must be a balance between addressing urgent threats and allocating financial resources for a resilient future.


Federal Zero-Trust Cybersecurity Strategy

The Biden administration issued an Executive Order in May 2021 as part of its broader cybersecurity efforts. The memorandum encourages federal agencies to adopt zero-trust strategies.

The zero-trust architecture centers around the following principles:

  • Continuous validation of networks or users
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Least-privilege access
  • Microsegmentation
  • Device access control

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