Chamber of Commerce Set to Hold October 28 Cybersecurity Summit

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    This October 28, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C. With support from American Express, Dell and Splunk, the one-day summit will “bring together experts from the business community, federal agencies, and the executive and legislative branches, to address international concerns, information sharing, and insurance issues, among other topics,” according to a release.

    The power of the Chamber of Commerce is on display in the roster of summit attendees and presenters. Sessions include:

    Cybersecurity Framework Gut Check—Are We Making Progress?
    Moderator: Matthew J. Eggers, Senior Director, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    Paul Christman, Vice President, Public Sector, Dell
    Sean Franklin, Vice President, Cyber Intelligence, American Express
    Brian J. Peretti, Acting Director, Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Compliance Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    The Honorable Phyllis A. Schneck, Ph.D., Deputy Under Secretary  for Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of  Homeland Security
    David Velasquez, Executive Vice President, Power Delivery, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
    Kelly R. Welsh, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce

    The International Dynamic: Global Approaches to Cybersecurity Policy, Partnerships, and Information Sharing
    Moderator: Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology  Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology  (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
    Thomas Dukes, Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State
    Angela McKay, Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft
    Urszula Mojkowska, Liaison Officer with the U.S. Congress, European Parliament
    Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, former Minister of State for  Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office; former BBC  Governor and Chairman of the British Joint Intelligence  Committee
    Haiyan Song, Senior Vice President, Security Markets, Splunk

    Strengthening Cybersecurity Together: Sector Cooperation, Interdependencies, and Challenges
    Moderator: Christopher J. Furlow, Principal, U.S. Public Sector, Ridge Global LLC
    Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T
    William J. Erny, Senior Director, Policy, Regulatory & Technical Affairs,  American Chemistry Council
    Dennis P. Gilbert Jr., Director, Information and Cybersecurity,  Corporate and Information Security Services, Exelon Corporation
    Doug Johnson, Vice President and Senior Advisor for Risk Management Policy, American Bankers Association

    And presentations include:

    Sharing Cyber Threat Information to Protect Business and America
    Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency

    Introduction and Remarks: A Private Sector Perspective
    Marc D. Gordon, Executive Vice President and CIO, American Express

    Combatting Cyber Threats to U.S. National Security
    John P. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Department of Justice

    Getting CISA Passed This Year: A Q&A with Senators Feinstein and Chambliss
    The Honorable Dianne Feinstein, Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    The Honorable Saxby Chambliss, Vice Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    Discussions of the NIST’s cybersecurity framework are a continuation of roundtable meetings that the Chamber has held this year, in which chamber organizations around the country have been working on actions that private business can take toward actively improving risk management around cybersecurity, incident reporting, and staying engaged and informed on policy developments.

    Recent research shows that while enterprise and smaller businesses are increasing spending on security, they are concerned that security teams are not growing quickly enough to keep up with incident detection and investigation, let alone process improvement and user education.

    Kachina Shaw is managing editor for IT Business Edge and has been writing and editing about IT and the business for 15 years. She writes about IT careers, management, technology trends and managing risk. Follow Kachina on Twitter @Kachina and on Google+

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