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“The new strategic environment requires new approaches to deterrence and defense.” 

- US National Security Strategy, 2007

Strategic Cyber Deterrence Conference
November 1-2, 2007
Sheraton Premiere at Tyson's Corner, Vienna, VA
Contact Info: Betsy Lauer (703 247 9473)

Conference Chair Tom Fuhrman and AFEI President Dave Chesebrough interviewed on Federal News Radio on Cyber Deterrence here


Cyber attacks on commercial and government networks and information systems are growing at a pace that exceeds our ability to defend against them. Organized attacks, perpetrated by nation states, terrorists and criminals represent a serious threat to national security.

The purpose of this conference is to examine the question of whether deterrence concepts, known and acknowledged in more traditional conflicts, can be applied to the cyber realm to dissuade potential adversaries from attacking U.S. networks. The outcome of the conference will give insights into the potential policy implications of Strategic Cyber Deterrence as a means of reducing cyber attacks.


Keynote Speakers  

Download full program here

Mr. Leon Fuerth, Research Professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, former National Security Advisor to Vice President Al Gore

General Larry Welch, President and CEO, The Institute for Defense Analysis

Mr. Victor Sheymov, Founder and President, Invicta Networks Inc. and former KGB and NSA, Author of “Tower of Secrets"

Dr. Gregory Rattray, Delta Risk LLC, former Director for Cyber Space Security, National Security Council

Distinguished Luncheon Keynote

Mr. Richard A. Clarke
Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting LLC and an internationally recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counter terrorism. Over the course of 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counter terrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security.


AFEI has partnered with the following organizations for the purpose of examining deterrence in the context of 21st century cyber threats:

Professionals for Cyber Defense

The Cyber Conflict Studies Association


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Registration Fees




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*active duty military and full time government employees only

Online Registration is now CLOSED! Please contact Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 for registration information.

PDF Registration form
Use this form if you cannot access the online system. Complete the application, and then fax back to the number located at the bottom right hand corner of the form.

Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 or [email protected]

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Requests for Refunds
All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing. Substitutions are welcome!

Registrants who are unable to attend the meeting must fax or e-mail their cancellation or refund request to (703) 522-3192 or [email protected] on or before November 1, 2007.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST on November 1, 2007.
  • Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.
  • A $75 administrative fee will be applied to ALL cancellations received before November 1, 2007.
  • If requesting a substitution, please indicate if payment (if already received by NDIA) is to be transferred to the new attendee, or refunded.

Identification Badges
Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge during registration. This badge must be worn while attending the event. All attendees must present a valid, government picture ID (Driver's License), when picking up their badge. Conference badges are to be worn at all times during the event.

The appropriate dress for this conference is business casual.

  • Industry/Civilian: Business Casual (open collar)
  • Active Duty Military: Working Uniform (Class A) / (Modified Class B) or service equivalent.

DoD Review
The Department of Defense finds this event meets the minimum regulatory standards for attendance by DoD employees. This finding does not constitute blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Individual DoD Component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance of its DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations.


Sheraton Premiere at Tyson's Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA  22182
(703) 448-1234

AFEI has reserved a small block of rooms at the conference site hotel, the Sheraton Premiere at the rate of $195.00. This rate is available until October 1, 2007. Please contact the hotel directly ( 1-800-325-3535 ) for your rooming reservation and specify AFEI ROOMS.

The Hotel has complimentary self parking.  Hotel attendants can provide guests directions to the nearest available parking if the Hotel lot is full.


AFEI offers a variety of sponsorship packages for this event. Please download the AFEI Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF) for additional details and contact AFEI to discuss your strategic marketing plan.

Contact Info: Betsy Lauer (703 247 9473)


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