This year's AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) Global Intelligence Forum will focus on the role of intelligence in the cyber domain. Over two days, government, military and industry leaders will explore how the intelligence community can help in making sure cyberspace operations are free and secure through establishing standards and requirements, collecting and analyzing data, or providing technical insight and recommendations. A constant theme throughout the discussions will focus on how industries can partner with the government to ensure better cyber situational awareness, indicators and warnings.
Other speakers at the Global Intelligence Forum include:
Rick McFeely, Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch of the FBI
Congressman Mac Thornberry (House of Representatives)
Larry Zelvin, Director of the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center of the DHS
Admiral (ret.) Dennis Blair, former Naval Commander-in-Chief (U.S. Pacific Command) and former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
Sean Kanuck, National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues of the National Intelligence Council
Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
This is an unclassified conference and open for the press; however registration is required in advance.
Keynote: The Role of Intelligence in Protecting Networks
Eugene Kaspersky will present the new challenges facing the cyber world, focusing on the most dangerous scenarios from 12:15pm to 1:15pm on Wednesday, July 31. Questions he will address include:
What are the benefits of a trans-national company in dealing with the monitoring of networks and analysis of intrusions and attacks? Can major attacks be predicted?
Does the cloud "help" or "hurt" small disadvantaged users in protecting information? How big of a help can the service provider be?
What can be done to protect information on mobile devises at the user, manufacturer or service provider levels?
How much protection is enough for small companies? Large companies? Law Enforcement? Governments? Or Infrastructure?
More information on his keynote is available on the AFCEA website.
Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO
"Cyber espionage campaigns and cyberattacks on critical infrastructure pose serious threats to both states and enterprises worldwide, underlining the critical importance of intelligence's role in preventing them. The AFCEA Forum represents a unique opportunity for military and intelligence officials to come together and discuss joint actions in fighting cyberthreats. I am happy to be taking part too – as a representative of a private security company – since successfully combatting cyberthreats is impossible without public-private cooperation."
About the AFCEA Global Intelligence Forum
For over 30 years, the government and industry members of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee have sponsored highly regarded classified symposia and conferences for intelligence professionals. Now – in partnership with the AFCEA's Cyber Committee – the Intelligence Committee is bringing that same expertise to an unclassified forum as part of its commitment to supporting the public-private partnership the nation needs to ensure secure operations in cyberspace.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world's top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.