Open Cybersecurity Summit 2012
October 18, 2012
The 2012 Summit is wrapped, planning is underway for 2013; you can download a copy of the 2012 DC Proceedings.

Please join us for the First Annual Open Cybersecurity Summit on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Schafer Conference Center, Washington, D.C.


Summit Abstract: Increasing complexity and ever presence demand on cyber/information security is placing greater pressure on government agency resources in an environment with decreasing available funds for investment. The summit will gather leading experts from the public and private industry, research and academic disciplines in the cybersecurity space who bring expertise and interest in open source solutions - tools, applications, methods, and best practices - for information sharing and collaboration.

Your conference hosts: Underwritten by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Division (DHS S&T), Cybersecurity Division and delivered by Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the Homeland Open Security Technology program (HOST) was created to explore, invest in and share potential solutions developed and distributed as open source software tools and applications.


Summit attendance will be limited and we encourage you to register at the registration page early if you plan to attend.

Summit Details:

What: Open Cybersecurity Summit D.C.
When: October 18, 2012 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (registration opens 8:00 a.m.)
Where: Schafer Conference Center, 1125 15th Street NW, 5th floor, Washington DC
Registration: Required to attend, No registration fee is required. 
Summit Objectives:
  • Increase understanding of the role open source is playing in cyber security today in public and private enterprise
  • Uncover new, emerging, and overlooked open source solutions for research and investment
  • Establish new public/private partnership opportunities
  • Identify missing components in the “Open Cybersecurity Stack”
Summit Keynote:  Steward Baker, “Crowds, Clouds and Spies”
Abstract:  For the first time in decades, an entirely new warfighting technology is threatening global military balance and disrupting future strategies. Network intrusions can be used for espionage and disruption of military and civilian infrastructure. Finding ways to prevent such intrusions is critical to national security.  What lessons can we learn from the history of new warfighting technologies? And how can open source  and crowdsourced technologies contribute to our security strategy?

About the Speaker: Stewart Baker is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson.  From 2005 to 2009, he was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security.  From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Baker was General Counsel of the National Security Agency.  In both agencies, he had substantial responsibility for U.S. cybersecurity policy making.  Mr. Bakers practice covers national security, electronic surveillance, law enforcement, export control, encryption and related technology issues.  He is also the author of Skating on Stilts - We We Aren't Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism, a book on the security challenges posed by technology and the use of data in preventing terrorism.
Program details are forthcoming. A current agenda is attached.  

Additional Opportunities to Participate: Call for Papers & Poster Sessions. For additional information, please refer to the Call for Papers page