The Cybersecurity Summit that Celebrates the DMV Region

Hard problems. Innovative solutions. Industry leaders. Right here in the DMV.

Save the Date: September 12, 2024

Executive Luncheon & Round Tables (Invite Only): 12:00 - 2:00pm
Main Session & Panel Discussions (In Person & Livestream): 2:00 - 5:00pm
Rooftop Networking & Cocktail Reception: 5:00 - 8:00pm

The HUB | 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, Floor 5

DMV is the place to be for cyber innovation

With a robust talent pool fed by top-tier universities, a strong government presence driving demand for cutting-edge solutions, and a thriving ecosystem of investors and entrepreneurs, the DMV region has established itself as top-tier player in the global cyber industry.

Join us to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of the DMV's cybersecurity community, connect with the brilliant minds shaping the future of the field, and experience firsthand why the DMV region is the beating heart of cyber innovation.

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This year, DMV Rising 2024 elevates the event with N2K CyberWire as the official strategic content and media partner.

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By participating in DMV Rising 2024 attendees will:

Learn about the latest cybersecurity innovations from leading experts

Gain actionable strategies to secure their organizations against emerging threats

Network with 150+ security leaders from the federal government and private sectors driving change in the DMV region

Contribute to conversations with the aim of shaping more resilient security practices across sectors

Program Agenda

12:00 - 2:00pm: CEO Luncheon & Round Tables, Moderated by N2K CyberWire (Invite Only)
2:00 - 5:00pm: Main Session & Panel Discussions (In-Person & Livestream)
5:00 - 8:00pm: Rooftop Networking & Cocktail Reception


Early Innovators, Big Ideas, and Crossing the Cyber Penny Gap:

Join John Doyle, former head of cyber security at Palantir and current founder and CEO of Cape Wireless, and Anup Ghosh, former founder and CEO of Invincea and current founder and CEO of ThreatMate, as they share their candid experiences of building world-class cybersecurity startups in the DMV region. This panel will explore the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned in the competitive local ecosystem, offering valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs and established players alike.

Open Innovation and Category Creation in Cybersecurity:

Join Marty Roesch, founder of SourceFire and CEO of Netography, and Will Ackerly, co-founder and CTO of Virtru to explore the strategies, challenges, and opportunities of leveraging open source projects and open standards to build a high growth software business.

Leading the Pack and Scaling to Own a Defined Category:

Hear from Brian Fox, founder and CTO of Sonatype, and Robert Lee, Founder and CEO of Dragos, as they discuss their paths to becoming category leaders in their respective fields. This panel will explore how innovative product development enabled Sonatype to excel in software supply chain automation and Dragos to lead in operational technology security. Gain insights into the strategies that propelled these companies to the forefront of their specialized markets.

Securing the Nation: Government’s Journey to Zero Trust and Data-Centric Security:

This panel brings together distinguished speakers from the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to explore the ongoing efforts to implement zero trust architecture and data-centric security measures across federal agencies.  This session offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into how the U.S. government is modernizing its approach to cybersecurity, ensuring the protection of critical data and infrastructure in an increasingly complex threat landscape. Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, policy maker, or industry partner, this panel will provide valuable perspectives on the future of government cybersecurity initiatives.

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