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 Cybersecurity: Building for the Future 

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 5/13/2014  to 5/14/2014 


 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ 


 Tammy Kicker at [email protected] or (703) 247-9494 


The Southwest Cybersecurity Summit

Building for the Future

Advanced persistent threats. Zero-day attacks. Insider threats.

The cyber landscape is changing.  Emerging cyber tactics are designed to evade traditional cyber defenses and escape detection. 

Experts agree that if business or government leaders are not concerned, it just means they are not paying enough attention.

Attend CyberWest to learn about and discuss technologies and strategies that can help defend your systems and data against evolving cyber threats, today and into the future.

  • Interact with Keynote speakers from government and industry
  • Get tips on implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Provide input on emerging Cyber R&D efforts
  • Learn about cyber risk transfer and impacts on capital markets
  • Hear proactive strategies for weathering the "Perfect Cyber Sandstorm" from ACTRA and the FBI AZ Infragard
  • Understand Industry-Academia partnerships that are growing the cyberworkforce


This event brings together top industry experts and government leaders to address the cyber problem in the context of what we can and should be doing to build resilience and protection in our enterprises and Government. 

Attendees will learn about changing Government policy, cyber research trends, and the latest in protection and resilience.  It explores how the nation is dealing with cyber and what we are doing now to build a more secure future.

Download the full program here 

Program Highlights

May 13, 2014 See detailed agenda here

Keynote Speakers



Roberta Stempfley
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

David Grawrock
Senior Principal Engineer and Security Architect, Intel Security Center of Excellence

Brig Gen Linda Medler, USAF (retired)
former Director, Capabilities and Resource Integration (J8), United States Cyber Command.

Philip Jones
Dean, College of Security and Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Breakout Sessions

 1:30 to 3:00 PM


NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Growing the Cyber Workforce

 3:30 to 5:00 PM


Combating the Threat

Legal and Economic Impact of Cybersecurity

 May 14, 2014

 See detailed agenda here

General Session Speakers

Tomas Sander

Doug Maughan,
Division Director, Cyber Security Division, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency

Mike Gordon, CISSP, IAM/IEM
Director, Intelligence & Operations
Lockheed Martin, Corporate Information Security

Greg Deiter
Vice-President, Information Services & Information Management, The Boeing Company

Tomas Sander
Senior Researcher, HP Labs

Cameron Chehreh CTO, Intell Solutions Division, General Dynamics Information Technology

Closing Keynote Speaker


Richard Bejtlich
Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, Inc.

Richard Bejtlich is Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, and was Mandiant's Chief Security Officer when FireEye acquired Mandiant in 2013. He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a board member at the Open Information Security Foundation, and an advisor to Threat Stack.


Breakout Sessions

 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Building for 2020: Aviation and Cyber

 3:00 to 5:00 PM

ACTRA Panel: Proactive Strategies for Weathering the Perfect Cyber Sandstorm

Workshop Sessions

 1:00 to 5:00 PM


Cyber R&D Workshop

Understanding and Applying
the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

AFEI reserves the right to change the program without notice.


Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center

100 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Maps and Parking


This event will share hotel room blocks with the NDIA Joint Armaments event.  To make your reservation, please call one of the hotels directly. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the "National Defense Industrial Association" room block. Rooms will not be held after listed cut-off dates, and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

Walking and Parking Map

Room blocks are located at the following hotels:

Hyatt Regency Phoenix (1/2 block)
122 North Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-252-2134
To make a reservation online, please use click

Industry Room Rate: Single/Double Occupancy $199

Government Room Rate: Single Occupancy $128

Cut-off date: April 17, 2014

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel (2 blocks)
50 East Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 333-0000

Industry Room Rate:  Single/Double $189

Government Room Rate: Single $128

Cut-off date: April 14, 2014


Sheraton Phoenix Downtown (1 block)
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 262-2500

Industry Room Rate:  Single/Double $199

Government Room Rate: Single $128

Cut-off Date: April 10, 2014



Instructions for ACTRA and Arizona InfraGard Members can be found here

Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Onsite Registration is OPEN! Form is available below.

Online Registration closes on Monday, May 5, 2014.

All may register on-line at the NDIA event portal except for Allied Government.  You may use your current NDIA customer number, or if you don't have one the system will assign one to you when you create an account.

Register by Form via Fax or Email

View/Download/Print registration form (Registration Form is a fillable pdf)
complete the form and submit via fax (703) 522-3192 or email to
[email protected].

Government Attendees

  • Registration is free for US Government Employees and active duty US military.  Valid ID is required.
  • Meal Pass is available for $35 for the event for Government
  • Contractors do not qualify for Government Registration and must register as Industry
  • Non-US/Allied Government attendees MUST register via Fax or e-mail using the above form. Meal pass included with this registration type.

 Academia Attendees

  • To qualify for Academia Registration you must be a full-time student or professor at an academic institution.  Adjunct professors or part-time students who have full-time employment are not eligible.
  • Meal pass included with Academia registration.

Industry Registration

  • Meal pass Included with industry registration.

Registration Fees




Government Civilian/Active Military Fees

(Meal pass available for purchase - see below)


Non-US/Allied Government
(register by form above)


Academia Fees
Academic Institutions (Fulltime Employees)


Industry Fees

Industry MemberAFEI/NDIA


Industry Non-Member AFEI/NDIA & Affiliates


Additional Options and Fees

Two-Day Meal Pass for Government 
  (available to purchase onsite - credit card
or exact cash accepted)


  Optional Attendance to Attend:
  The Joint Armaments Live Fire Day
  Thursday May 15, 2014


With your purchase of full registration, attendees are entitled access (unless otherwise stipulated) to:

  • All General Sessions
  • Vendor Displays for both CyberWest and the co-located Joint Armaments exhibit
  • Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheon
  • Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
  • Post-event Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by Speaker)

For Government: Please consider your free registration as a commitment to attend.
AFEI is committed to foster dialogue between Government and Industry on critical issues and offer free registration due to restrictions placed on travel and event attendance. We ask our ”no fee” registered colleagues to place the same importance on attending the event as if payment was made as it does impact key elements to the events learning objectives and outreach.

All cancellations must be in writing. A refund less $75.00 will be given until April 4th after this date no refunds will be issued due to event logistics. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of a cancellation. Requests for substitutions must be made in writing to Tammy Kicker 
([email protected]).


AFEI reserves the right to make changes and updates to this website and all event information.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships provide maximum visibility and brand recognition. You can strengthen your market position, make key contacts, showcase your products and services, and develop relationships with new customers, while reinforcing your existing customer relations. Sponsorships add a critical tool to your current marketing strategy.  AFEI regularly sends marketing outreach e-mail blasts to over 50,000 persons across the U.S., and sponsor logos are highlighted in each message. 

Specific sponsorships receive lightning round briefs during the lunch period.

There is still time to be included.  Get your logo on this event by sponsoring.

Sponsorship Prospectus 
(Download/View/Print for sponsor opportunities)

Sponsorship Contract
(Downloadable fillable pdf file)


Gold Partner


Silver Partner


Bronze Partner




Who will attend?

Government agency decision makers, prime contractors, systems integrators, technology vendors, researchers, educators, FFRDC's and consultants engaged with in cybersecurity.

Contact Tammy Kicker at [email protected] or (703-247-9494) for details on how to become a sponsor at this event and receive the Sponsorship Registration Form.

Disclaimer: AFEI reserves the right to update the content and/or dates that reflect the needs of the program and event.

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and class B uniform for military. During registration and check-in, each participant will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a picture ID. Badges must be worn at all conference functions.

Special Needs
AFEI supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should call or email Tammy Kicker, at (703)247- 9494,
([email protected]). 

Walking/Parking Map

Co-located NDIA Event

This event is co-located with the NDIA 2014 Joint Armaments Forum, Exhibition & Technology Demonstration being held at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, May 12-15, 2014. The Joint Armaments program theme is "Balancing Armament Innovation and Readiness Improvements within Budget Constraints”.

More information on this event can be found at

Technology Demonstration: 

The Joint Armaments Forum will be conducting a technology demonstration on Thursday, May 15, at Cowtown Range Facilities, Phoenix, AZ.  Attendees at the CYBERWEST event may purchase tickets to attend the arms demonstration for $75, which includes a box lunch.

Buses will depart from the Phoenix Convention Center at 11 am.  You must be a registered attendee/exhibitor for the CYBERWEST Summit in order to attend the technology demonstration.


The CYBERWEST Southwest Cybersecurity Summit will allocate  a tabletop display as part of the sponsorship package.  Cybersecurity vendors will showcase their capabilities and solution offerings.

*An Exhibits and/or Conference Badge is required for access.

For questions regarding CYBERWEST please contact Tammy Kicker at [email protected] or (703) 247-9494 

Abstract Submission Now Closed!

Abstracts may be submitted for two areas of the Summit: Breakout Sessions and Workshops. 

Breakout Sessions – May 13, 2014

Breakout sessions are presentations grouped under themed topics.  Each presentation can be no longer than 45 minutes.  Panel sessions can also be proposed with no more than four speakers.  Abstracts should be no more than 75 words (quarter page single spaced) and show how the presentation supports the theme of the breakout session.  Any speaker proposing more than one talk MUST enter them separately. 

The topic for each session is

Breakout Session 1 - Building for 2020: Aviation and Cyber
Moderator: Robert Mansfield, Executive Director, CAAL
The nation’s airspace systems are reliant on secure data, and the integration of UAVs represents an additional layer of complexity.  This session addresses cyber impacts on NextGen for commercial air and the growing UAV use in the US.

Breakout Session 2 - Growing the Cyber Workforce
Moderator: Dr. Jon Haas, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Access to trained, qualified individuals is a common challenge for public and private sector.  The session will address STEM education and Academic/Industry partnerships that are preparing our workforce to to better deal with cybersecurity complexities.

Breakout Session 3 - Combating the Threat
Moderator: TBD
This session addresses what can be done today to combat the ever-present threat from hactivists, criminals and nation states, and what enterprises should be preparing for in the future.  It will also address the consumer-driven growth of mobility and the consequences that is having on security architectures and protocols across public and private sector.

Breakout Session 4 - Legal and Economic Impact of Cybersecurity
Moderator TBD
The real data breach consequences to business are all measured in terms of economics.  This session examines cybersecurity from that perspective and addresses topics such as equity markets, valuation, legal liabilities, loss of intellectual property, risk management, loss prevention, and insurance.

Workshops – May 14, 2014

Workshops are half-day education and training sessions on specific topics that allow audience and speakers to spend time examining each topic to a deeper level of understanding.  Each workshop can be no longer than 4 hours.  Workshops may have multiple speakers and may be organized can also be proposed with no more than four speakers.  Abstracts should be no more than 150 words (Half page single spaced text) and show how the presentation supports the theme of the workshop.  In addition, alternate workshop topics may be proposed, but only four workshops will be held.  Below are suggested workshop topics:

Workshop 1 - Academia and Corporate Partnership Programs
A discussion of how industry helps academia understand what they need in terms of education, training and skills.

Workshop 2 – Defense Manufacturing Cybersecurity
A presentation of the paper by the NDIA Joint Working Group on Cyber in Defense Manufacturing followed by discussion on specific actions and challenges for Defense manufacturing, and discussion of the DFAR rules on cyber incident reporting.

Workshop 3 – Cyber R&D
A discussion of transition to practice, SBIR initiatives, and other R&D needs and efforts that are designed to deliver innovative solutions to cyber challenges.

Workshop 4 – Understanding and Applying the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
A presentation of the recently released NIST Cybersecurity Framework and a facilitated discussion of how the framework addresses privacy and civil liberties, implementation needs and profiles, framework taxonomy and areas needing further development (authentication; automated indicator sharing; conformity assessment; cybersecurity workforce; data analytics; international aspects; privacy standards; and supply chain risk management).

How to Submit

Abstracts must be submitted on-line and all information regarding speaker(s) must be filled in.  The abstract submission site will begin accepting abstracts on March 7, 2014, and can be accessed via CyberWest web site at Http://  Authors will be notified of their selection on April 14, 2014

Questions concerning abstracts or other matters related to CyberWest may be directed by email to Tammy Kicker, [email protected].

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Dr. Jon Haass

Welcome Address



Dr. Phillip Jones

Welcome to the College of Security and Intelligence



Kevin Stine

Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity


Rob Roy

Cyberframework Vendor Perspective


Bryan Martin

Implementing the Cyber Security Framework



Jason Gates

Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program



Robin "Montana" Williams

NICE 2.0 - Achieving Cybersecurity Excellence Through Evolution of the Nation's Cyber Workforce


Lance M. Hoopes

Cyber Security: Academia Increases Focus



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tony Summerlin

Cyber Implications and Impacts:
On Regulated Industries


Mike Gordon

Intelligence Driven Defense®



Greg Deiter

Cyber Risk Management … Enterprise View



Douglas Maughan

DHS S&T Cyber Security R&D Activities: Transition To Practice: Making R&D Real (Payoff)


Mike Davis

Tactical View for Cyber Security Framework 






College of Security and Intelligence


the ERAU Worldwide Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership

and in conjunction with



the NDIA Cyber Division