EVENT | Building a path to a secure cyberspace – presented by the Cybersecurity Tech Accord and Global Cyber Alliance (Washington DC)

Tuesday, 16 October, 8:30am – 1:00pm (a light lunch will be served)
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center 901 K Street, 11th Floor, Washington DC 20001

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord and the Global Cyber Alliance are delighted to invite you to their first joint event in Washington, where they will discuss, together with policy-makers, existing and emerging efforts being undertaken at government and industry level to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace. Launched in April 2018, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord is the largest-ever cybersecurity alliance gathering more than 40 companies vowing to protect and empower civilians online from evolving cyberthreats. In their pledge to build a safer online world, they have partnered with like-minded organizations such as the Global Cyber Alliance, which has made eradicating cyber risk its mission. The event will be an opportunity to hear more about their initiatives and reflect on what else needs to be done in the path to a secure cyberspace. Discussion panels and workshops will focus on industry and policy perspectives on the challenges we face now and how we can address them to improve the future by promoting coordinated approaches to cyber defense in the US and around the globe. Topics of discussion will include the economic return on investing in cyber security, email security, and responsible vulnerability handling.

Registration at [email protected] before 12 October 2018.


08:30 – 08:45 Registration & welcome coffee
08:45 – 08:55 Welcome remarks

Philip Reitinger, President and CEO, Global Cyber Alliance

08:55 – 9:20 Introductory address

  • Tom McDermott, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy, US Department of Homeland Security
  • Sujit Raman, Associate Deputy Attorney General, US Department of Justice
9:20 – 10:00 The Cybersecurity Tech Accord: The initiative, the goals, the future

  • James Livingston, VP of Sales & Business Development, WISeKey
  • Alissa Starzak, Public Policy, Cloudflare
10:00 – 12:00 Improving our cybersecurity posture: The work of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord and the Global Cyber Alliance
10:00 – 11:00 Session 1 | Leveraging DMARC to enhance email security

  • Introduction to Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) by Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick, Global Communications Officer, Global Cyber Alliance
  • DMARC in action – discussion of the approach by Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy and Technology and Chris Schrimsher, Senior Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
11:00 – 12:00 Session 2 | The importance of Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) for addressing vulnerabilities

Simulation exercise led by Angela McKay, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft, with the participation of Danielle Gillam-Moore, Manager, Government Affairs, Salesforce, and Jen Ellis, VP of Community and Public Affairs, RAPID7

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch