CEB Waterview Conference Center

Suits and Spooks DC 2017

“What we are creating now is a monster whose influence is going to change history, provided there is any history left.” (John von Neumann)

 When John von Neumann said those words in 1952, he didn’t mean the Atomic bomb that he helped create as a scientist with the Manhattan Project. He was referring to his revolutionary work in high speed computing. Over sixty years later, the computer has revolutionized every aspect of our life – from currency to medicine to warfare. Our almost total reliance upon insecure software and hardware has made the world less safe, and has fundamentally changed the power equations between State and Non-State actors. Suits and Spooks 2017 will focus on identifying the world’s most valuable new technologies, who the threat actors are that are looking to acquire them, and what can be done to stop them.

Here’s just a few of the talks slated for Suits and Spooks DC 2017:

  • Tallinn 2.0: How we addressed issues of sovereignty, attribution, espionage, countermeasures, and other key points of cyber warfare under international law (Michael N. Schmitt)
  • How Targeted Attacks from Russia Will Shape the Cybersecurity Landscape in 2017 (Ilya Sachkov)
  • What Was DIA’s Project Socrates, and Why Do We Need It Today? (Michael Sekora)
  • It’s Not The Bullet You Hear: A Civilian Hacker Targeting Matrix (Jeffrey Carr)
  • Conception of State Responsibility and Spatiality: Militarizing Cyberspace from Chinese Perspective (Peiran Wang)

Why You Should Attend

Suits and Spooks isn’t your typical security con. You’ll have your own desk and microphone in a tiered-style classroom so that you can interact with the speakers and participate in the discussions. The Riverview Classroom on the 24th floor has outstanding views of the Potomac River, Georgetown University and downtown DC. 

You’ll get to network with Congressional staffers, government CISO’s, foreign diplomats, intelligence, military, and law enforcement officers, and decision-makers from finance, energy, aerospace, and high technology companies.

Your registration includes all sessions on both days, plus refreshments and snacks which will be held during the networking breaks. Lunch can be had onsite or at one of the many restaurants within walking distance. Attendance is limited to no more than 135 people so register today to guarantee your seat and save money with our super early bird rates (effective until August 1st).


Super Early Bird Rates In Effect