Critical Infrastructure Protection Roundtable


Critical Infrastructure Protection Roundtable

Presented by the AFCEA Cyber Committee

October 27, 2016 ♦ 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria, VA ♦ 5000 Seminary Road 


7:30-8:30 - Breakfast
8:30-12:30 - Roundtable and Q&A


Networked critical infrastructure systems make everyday life easier but in a world where cyber attacks are a fact of life, a single attack can bring a nation down without deploying a ship or detonating a bomb. Areas as small as a military base or city can come to a standstill when denied access to electricity or water. Preventing such attacks is what cybersecurity is all about. But how can the government, businesses, utilities, banking and the other building blocks of critical infrastructure recover when the unthinkable happens? More importantly, how can cybersecurity measures be brought back online to prevent event more damage?

Join Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Touhill, USAF (Ret.), the U.S. government’s first chief information security officer, and John Gilligan, president and COO, Schafer Corporation and the former CIO of the Department of Energy and the U.S. Air Force, as they moderate the discussion among critical infrastructure protection stakeholders. These experts will identify and discuss crucial issues in the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure and associated government and industry coordination and support.


Additional Participants Include:


  • Jeff Brueggeman
    Vice President for Global Public Policy, AT&T
  • Marty Edwards
    Director, Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team
  • Dan Elmore
    Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Tom Farmer
    Assistant Vice President - Security, Association of American Railroads
  • Dennis Gilbert
    Director, Information & Cyber Security, Corporate & Information Security Services, Exelon Corporation
  • Barbara Humpton
    President and CEO, Siemens Government
  • Bob Kolasky
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. Sam Liles
    Special Advisor for Cyber Intelligence Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
  • Marcus Sachs
    Chief Security Officer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • Leslie Thornton
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Washington Gas


Government: $65
Industry (AFCEA Member): $135
Industry (nonmember): $195
Student: $40 (send an email to the link below for student registration)

Contact: Ben Smith, Manager, Homeland Security