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Monday, October 15

10:00am EDT

The State of Cyber Security in Local Government: Panel Discussion by National Association of Counties and Public Technology Institute
Limited Capacity seats available


Cyber security is a priority issue for America’s city and county governments. With government systems under constant attack, local governments are charged with creating strategies that secure their systems – while dealing with tight budget resources, trying to attract talented technical staff to work for government, and all too often an environment where cyber security is viewed as someone else’s responsibility.

Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility and the state of cyber security is in city and county government is strong!

To highlight the strategies that local governments are deploying and to more cyber safe, to highlight the resources that are available to local governments, and to provide an overview of leading practices, several government organizations and private sector partners are presenting the State of Cyber Security in Local Government: A Panel Discussion.


Alan Shark

Executive Director, Public Technology Institute

Monday October 15, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
National City/County Leadership Center 660 North Capitol Street, NW, First Floor Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday, October 16

6:00pm EDT

Careers in Cyber Security
Limited Capacity filling up

TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, YOU MUST EMAIL CONTACTGOODHARBOR@GMAIL.COM WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Name; Graduate program you are pursuing or from which you recently graduated (i.e. Masters in International Affairs, Masters in Public Policy); University; Year of expected graduation; and, Graduate school email address. Seating is limited, and people who send this information will be notified whether they have been successfully registered for the event.

This panel discussion on Careers in Cyber Security is designed for students (or recent graduates) of graduate programs in international affairs, public policy, or cyber security.

What do careers in cyber security look like across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors? What technical knowledge is required to succeed? What can graduate students do to land the right opportunity?

The panel consists of experts with over five decades of collective experience across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors: Dr. Michael Mylrea, senior manager for Cybersecurity and Blockchain lead at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Natasha Cohen, Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America Foundation; Dr. Katherine Gronberg, vice president for Government Affairs at cybersecurity company ForeScout Technologies Inc.; and, moderating the panel, Emilian Papadopoulos, president of D.C.-based advisory firm Good Harbor Security Risk Management.

The session will include time for Q&A and an opportunity to network with the panelists and other students.


Emilian Papadopoulos

President, Good Harbor Security Risk Management
Emilian Papadopoulos (moderator) is president of Good Harbor Security Risk Management, a boutique cyber security advisory firm based in Washington D.C. Emilian advises Boards, CEOs, and government leaders on managing cyber risk. He has helped clients across sectors including energy, insurance, law, technology, defense, and manufacturing, among others. Emilian’s exp... Read More →


Natasha Cohen

Fellow, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America
Natasha Cohen is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, where she focuses on State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) cybersecurity policy issues. She has published on best practices in SLTT cybersecurity governance, national and state compliance and regulation, and economic deve... Read More →

Katherine Gronberg

Vice President for Government Affairs, ForeScout Technologies Inc.
Dr. Katherine Gronberg is Vice President for Government Affairs at ForeScout Technologies Inc., a publicly traded technology company providing industry-leading continuous monitoring and risk mitigation offerings, real-time visibility, incident response orchestration, and network access control for traditi... Read More →

Michael Mylrea

Senior Manager for Cybersecurity and Blockchain Lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Michael Mylrea is a Senior Manager for Cybersecurity and Blockchain lead at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with over 18 years experience working on cyber security, energy, technology and national security issues. Dr. Mylrea launched and led a successful cybersecurity company and has hel... Read More →

Tuesday October 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Georgetown University 3700 O Street NW Washington, DC 20057
Wednesday, October 17

3:00pm EDT

Reducing the Cyber Risk to Cities

The National Governors Association (NGA) and New America's Cybersecurity Initiative team up to present a panel to discuss how states and their affiliates are working to use the resources at their disposal to assist local governments in reducing cyber risk.

Cyber threats are targeting every level of government in the United States, from the city level up. Recent events in large cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, and San Francisco, and small cities such as Beatrice, Valdez, and Matanuska-Susitna Borough have highlighted this threat to local governments.

Although cities are building up their own resiliency efforts, there are important ways that states and their affiliates can aid in those efforts. Hear from a panel of experts to understand what initiatives are being launched now, which have been successful already, and suggestions for what more can be done in the future.


Ian Wallace

Director of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, New America


Natasha Cohen

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow, New America

Jacob M. Finn

Policy Manager for Cybersecurity, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles

Michael Garcia

Senior Policy Analyst, NGA

Karen Jackson

Former Virginia Secretary of Technology

Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
New America 740 15th St NW #900 Washington, D.C. 20005

6:00pm EDT

The Inside Scoop: Cybersecurity Career Convos & Cones
Limited Capacity seats available


Join DC Cyber Careers on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm for a fun networking and informational Meetup event, "The Inside Scoop: Cybersecurity Career Convos & Cones." We're bringing you an awesome group of cybersecurity professionals with a variety of backgrounds and roles, to give you the inside scoop on what life is like as a SOC Manager at IBM, a Security Engineer at MITRE, a Cyber Risk Analyst at AIG, and more! These fireside chat interviews will be casual and open, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and even meet-and-greet with our speakers. YES, this event will involve ice cream :) P.S. Our friends in the cybersecurity recruiting group at TEKsystems will be present as well, so be sure to say hello to them! This free, inclusive event is open to anyone who is currently in cybersecurity AND anyone looking to join the industry.


Sophia Fadli

Founder, BSidesNoVA

Katie Nickels

Lead Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE

Miranda Ritchie

Senior SOC Operations Manager, IBM

Philip Wang

IT Security Engineer Consultant, Quick Beam Convergence Technologies

Wednesday October 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Social Tables 1325 G Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005
Friday, October 19

10:00am EDT

All Geopolitics is Local: How States are Responding to Cyber Threats in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available


Recent reporting indicates that sophisticated adversaries, including Russia and Iran, are taking steps to “prep the battlefield” for a potential large-scale cyberattack on the United States. In such an instance, it is state and local officials across the country—not federal leaders in Washington—who would be on the frontlines. Although cyberattacks occur in the digital realm, their effects manifest physically, requiring a physical response. In the case of a high consequence, widespread attack on critical infrastructure, state and local involvement would be critical to response and recovery activities. States across the country recognize their indispensable role, and are taking steps to train the National Guard, engage the private sector, and create disruption response plans to prepare for the worst.


Col. Kenneth Donnelly

Louisiana National Guard

Chetrice Mosley

Cybersecurity Program Director, State of Indiana

Maj. Gen. Michael Stone

Michigan National Guard

Friday October 19, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
The Wilson Center - Flom Auditorium 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004

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