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 Cyber Deterrence 

Cyber Deterrence 

 Effective National Cyber Policy – Or a Virtual Tiger? 

Event Number



 12/7/2011  to 12/7/2011 


 Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA 


 Tammy Kicker, [email protected]  


About the AFEI December Cyber Series

AFEI is holding two cyber-related events back-to-back in December to address two of the critical aspects of the cyber ecosystem: 

Supply Chain Cyber Risk Forum - understanding supply chain risk from cyber vulnerabilities and building trusted/assured sources of supply for defense, homeland security, critical infrastructure and economic well-being; and

Cyber Deterrence Forum - applying deterrence principles to the cyber domain.

AFEI is hosting these in conjunction with the NDIA Cyber Division, which it co-chairs.  For more information on the Cyber Division go to the NDIA Cyber Division web site page here.

Cyber Deterrence

“When warranted, the United States will respond to hostile acts in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country.”

- International Strategy for Cyberspace, May 2011

The world is evolving technologically and culturally towards a cyber ecosystem within which deterrence can be an effective way of controlling and/or preventing cyber attacks.

“US playing dangerous game with 'cyber deterrence'”

- Yu Xiaoqiu from People's Daily, July 2011

Cyber attacks on government and commercial network and information systems are growing at a pace that exceeds our ability to defend against them. The volume of attacks on computer systems in both the public and private sectors has increased beyond the level where defensive measures alone can adequately assure their security.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

8:30 AM



Keynote Address

General Larry Welch, USAF (Ret.)
Senior Fellow, Institute for Defense Analyses

General Larry D. Welch was the 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, retiring in 1990.  Gen Welch served as the president of the Institute for Defense Analyses, retiring in 2009.  He is member of the board of directors of the Henry L. Stimson Center, a think tank which describes itself as a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach and is also a member of the Defense Science Board.

9:15 AM

Government Keynote

Cyber Deterrence – A Viable Concept Today?

10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM


The Cyber Triad – Can it be Achieved?

Lt Gen Harry D. Raduege, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Center for Cyber Innovation, Deloitte

Lt Gen Raduege is chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation. The Washington, D.C.-based Center focuses on developing leading cyber solutions for clients grappling with the need for secure, interoperable information systems.  While in the Air Force he worked in the areas of technology, including telecommunications, space, information and network operations.  In his last assignment he led Department of Defense netcentric operations as the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

11:15 AM


The Economics of Deterrence

Dr. Martin Libicki, Senior Management Scientist, Rand Corp.

Dr. Martin Libicki is a senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on the impacts of information technology on domestic and national security. His published works include: Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare (Cambridge University Press, 2007); Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar (2009); and Who Runs What in the Global Information Grid (2000). His most recent research involved organizing the U.S. Air Force for cyberwar, exploiting cell phones in counterinsurgency, developing a post-9/11 information technology strategy for the U.S. Department of Justice, and conducting information security analysis for the FBI.

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Security and Resilience: Managing the Risk
Moderator: John Gilroy, Armature and Federal News Radio


  • Brian J. Tillett, Chief Security Strategist, Symantec Public Sector (invited)
  • Terry Gudaitis, Cyber Intelligence Director, Cyveillance
  • Tom Kellerman, CTO, Air Patrol
  • Paul Joyal, Managing Director, Public Safety and Homeland Security Practice, NSI

2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM

Policy Issues – Implementing the International Strategy
Moderator: Rolando Sanchez, Hollingsworth LLP & Chair, NDIA Cyber Division Legislative Committee

  • Richard J. Harknett, Faculty Chair, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati
  • Kevin Gronberg Senior Counsel at U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security (invited)
  • Col Gary Brown, USAF, Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Cyber Command (invited)

4:00 PM

Summary Panel – What did we hear, where do we go?
Moderator: Dave Chesebrough, President, AFEI

  • John Gilroy, Armature
  • James “Gib” Godwin, Meridican & Co-chair NDIA Cyber Division
  • Mark Fedak, Salient Federal & Co-chair NDIA Cyber Division
  • Rolando Sanchez, Hollingsworth LLP & Chair, NDIA Cyber Division Legislative Committee (invited)


The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 415-5000

Map & Directions


Day Valet Parking is $18/day, overnight Valet is $30/day

Parking is also available at the Fashion Centre Pentagon City

Garage parking access is available from either 15th Street or Army-Navy Street.

For more information call: 703-415-2150

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 Location Information

  • Strategic proximity to the Crystal City and Rosslyn business districts, Oldtown Alexandria, Capitol Hill and downtown Washington, DC
  • Closest proximity hotel to The Pentagon
  • Metro rail service on the Blue and Yellow line at the front door of the hotel
  • Central location to world class shopping at The Fashion Centre
  • Five minute drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Two Metro stops)
  • Ten minute drive from downtown Washington, D.C. (Two Metro stops)

Contact Hotel


The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 415-5000

While a room block has not been specified for this event, the hotel does offer the pervailing per diem rate based on occupancy and availabilty. When making a reservation please make mention of the event "AFEI Cyber Deterrence" for any available discount they may offer.

*The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees.  ID will be required upon check-in.  Retired military ID's do not qualify.


Attend the full Cyber Series
If you would like to attend both the Supply Chain Cyber Risk Forum and the Cyber Deterrence Forum please download this combined event registration form. 
Complete and fax the  Cyber Series registration form. A $75 discount will be applied to the Cyber Deterrence Forum fee. 

Contact Tammy Kicker ([email protected]) for any assistance to complete the registration process and receive the discount. 


Attend the Cyber Deterrence Forum Only

Online registration open till December 1, 2011.

Note: Online registration for AFEI events is through the NDIA customer portal.

Unfamiliar with registering for an AFEI or NDIA event? 
Check out this brief tutorial.

Register Now Online!

Or you may download the PDF Registration Form 2A07 to fill out and fax back with payment information.


Regular fee (through November 23rd )

    Onsite fee 
 (after November 24th)

and Academia

 $ 249

$ 349 

AFEI Member NDIA Member and affiliates

 $ 449

$ 549

Industry Non-member

 $ 549

$ 599 

*Only available for active-duty military and civilian employees of the Government.  Does not apply to contractors working for the government in any capacity.

Registration Policy

Please do not  mail any registrations after November 28, 2011
You may register online or fax a completed registration form until COB Thursday, December 1, 2011.  After this date, bring your registration form with you to the conference for onsite registration. 
Registrations will not be taken over the phone; payment must be made at the time of registration. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received before November 23rd will receive a full refund.   No refunds will be given for cancellations received after November 24th.  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations as long as there is no change in the financial transaction.  All substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker at [email protected].


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Securing cyberspace looms as one of our most vexing security challenges. It is estimated that the value lost to cyber-crime and espionage globally may be well into the trillions of dollars.  This is an unacceptable burden on already stressed economies. 

Today technology continues to race ahead of the ability of policy and legal communities to keep up.  International cooperation remains stubbornly difficult, both among governments as well as between them and the private sector, the natural leaders in everything cyber.[1]

AFEI hosted the first Cyber Deterrence conference in November of 2007 to examine the question of whether concepts of strategic deterrence could be applied to the cyber realm to dissuade potential adversaries from attacking U.S. networks.

The conference attendees concluded that there were two key obstacles to effective deterrence: effective attribution and the defining the nature of a response.

This conference will address:

  • Whether, how, and to what extent the concepts of Strategic Deterrence (deny benefits, impose costs, and encourage restraint) can be applied to the challenges of cyber security
  • The range of measures that can be applied to influence the cost-benefit calculations of potential cyber attackers so as to deter them from launching attacks
  • The policy, doctrine, technology, and operational challenges of adopting a Cyber Deterrence strategy
  • The desired role of the Defense Department in protecting America from cyber attack
  • Domestic and international legal considerations of Strategic Cyber Deterrence

[1] Global Cyber Deterrence, The EastWest Institute, 2010