Cyber Security for Defense Conference

Washington, DC, United States

A more connected defense and intelligence world means that warfighters receive more information faster and more accurately than ever. However this increased connectivity also means that there are more opportunities for cyber attacks, data leaks and other IT security breeches. This is the issue at the crux of modern cybersecurity issues: Developments in technology also mean new tools and strategies to protect our critical networks. The goal of this conference is to develop a program that will help cyber defense professionals defend legacy and cloud networks, protect connected weapons systems, thwart bad actors in their tracks and ultimately support our colleagues on the ground.

We are proud to bring you the 5th Annual Cyber Security for Defense conference. At this years event we will cover these cutting edge threats and opportunities, from both a thematic and technical perspective. To do this we are curating a program that will include military cybersecurity leaders, technical experts, researchers, academics and industry members from both titans in the space and top disrupters. Come join us for three days of engaging topics, enlightening workshops and case studies, and peer to peer networking from across the DoD and greater Intelligence Community. Specifically this years conference will feature topics including:
  • Cloud security
  • Blockchain
  • AI
  • C4I security
  • Quantum computing
  • Protecting Connected Weapons Systems
  • Policies and Standards

Presentation Topics Include:

  • Defending the United States from Cyber Attacks by Hostile States and Criminals
  • Sharing Information between the Military and Private Sector
  • Building Awareness of Cyber Vulnerabilities, Incidents, and Mitigations
  • Challenges, Successes, and Future Investments in Cyber Security
  • Defending the DoD Network from Cyber Intrusions
  • Implementing Robust Cyber Defense Capabilities
  • Maintaining a Reliable Pool of Talented Cyber Personnel
  • International Military Perspectives on Fighting Cybercrime

2019 Speakers

  • Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett, Cyber Security Division Director, United State Navy
  • Mitchell Komaroff, SES, Principal Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy, Planning & Oversight, DoD CIO
  • Col. Timothy Lawrence, Director, Information Directorate, and Commander, Detachment 4, USAF
  • Gerald Caron, Director Enterprise Network Management, Department of State
  • Cristina Chaplain, Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisitions, Government Accountability Office
  • Mr. Vidal Rodriguez, Cyber Innovation Liaison, Crypto and Cyber, C4IN, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, USAF
  • Dr. J. Sukarno Mertoguno, Program Officer, Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems, ONR
  • Scott Tate, ISSM, PEO EIS P2E DCATS, US Army
  • Mr. Kerry Long, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
  • Dr. Lily Chen, Manager, Cryptographic Technology, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Jennifer McArdle, Assistant Professor of Cyber Defense, Salve Regina University
  • COL Sang D. Han, Director, NETCOM, Army Global Modernization Team
Pre Conference Focus Day - June 26, 2019

Main Conference Day One - June 27, 2019

Main Conference Day Two
- June 28, 2019


Sheraton Pentagon City
900 S Orme St Arlington Virginia 22204
United States
Phone: (703) 521-1900

Featuring a free airport shuttle, this upscale hotel in Arlington overlooks the Washington, D.C monuments and is one mile from Arlington National Cemetery. The hotel features a state-of-the-art gym, free shuttle service and award-wining restaurant. Guest rooms at the Sheraton Pentagon City are spacious and feature a large work desk, coffee maker and flat-screen cable TV. The large bathrooms include deluxe toiletries and bathrobes. Many attractions including the White House, Lincoln Memorial and the National Museum of Natural History are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. Georgetown University is also nearby.

The special room rate of $159 per night has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 703-521-1900 and give the group name IQPC or Book your group rate for IQPC Cyber Security Meeting here.

You must make your reservation no later than June 4th, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.