Keynotes and Special Government Sessions

February 26, 2013

February 27, 2013

February 28, 2013

March 1, 2013

  • KEY-401 - The Hugh Thompson Show

    • 1:00 PM

    Internet security guru and bestselling author Dr. Herbert "Hugh" Thompson has seen it all –– hacked voting machines, exposed airline computer insecurities and devised cell phone exploits. For the…

    Billy Beane - Author: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Dr. Hugh Thompson - RSA Conference Program Chair, RSA Conference
    Gary Wolf - Contributing Editor, Wired
  • KEY-402 - Remarks by Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    • 1:40 PM

    In this inspiring presentation, Rice provides a sweeping look at global affairs discussing how recent events have changed the way we view political, economic, and social issues. She highlights the…

    Dr. Condoleezza Rice - 66th Secretary of State of the United States

Special Government Sessions

Government Forum: New Directions from the White House
Tuesday, February 26 | 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Room 134

Moderator: Jim Lewis, CSIS
Panelists: Michael Chertoff, Former DHS Secretary; Michael Daniel, Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House; Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

The last three months have seen major developments in U.S. cybersecurity policy with a Presidential Decision Directive on the Military's role in cyber defense and offense and a new executive order on protecting critical infrastructure. After years of debate, this is a new game for cybersecurity with very different rules. Join us for an active discussion with leading experts from the administration and the private sector.


*007 or DDOS: What is Real-world Cyber Policy?
Thursday, February 28 | 10.40 AM - 11.00 AM
Room 134

Speaker: Michael Daniel, Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House

Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel, discusses the Administration's cybersecurity agenda, and the application of national power with respect to cyber incidents. What can and should the government do about cyber espionage and attacks?

*Open to Delegate registrants only


*The FBI and the Private Sector: Safeguarding Our Cyber Security
Thursday, February 28 | 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Room 134

Speaker: Robert S. Mueller, III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Director Mueller will address the cyber threat to our national security. Intrusions and network attacks are the FBI's top cyber priority. Yet the FBI cannot confront cyber threats on its own. Private sector partnerships are crucial. We must continue to push forward, together, to protect our critical infrastructure - our ideas, our innovation, and our intellectual property.

*Open to Delegate registrants only


Ten Years Later: The National Mission to Secure Cyberspace
Thursday, February 28 | 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Room 134

Speakers: Tom Ridge, First Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania; Howard Schmidt, Former Cybersecurity Advisor for President Bush, former Cybersecurity Coordinator for President Obama
Moderator: Scott Hartz, CEO, Taasera, Inc., former CEO of PwC Consulting.

The US established the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, and in the same year, launched the first National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. In this 10-year anniversary discussion, Secretary Tom Ridge and former Cybersecurity Czar Howard Schmidt will look at the growing sophistication of cyber attacks over the last decade, and how industry and government can work together to secure a very complex and dynamic cyber frontier.

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