International Media C-SPAN, CNN, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Forbes, Reuters, Le Monde Cover 4th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit at the National Press Club

Washington, DC, Sept. 25. – On Sept. 25 before a capacity crowd filling the ballroom at the National Press Club, top thought leaders in cybersecurity discussed the new frontiers of security in cyberspace. Speakers represented the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Department of Defense, AT&T, Citi, etc.

Kicking off the conference, live on C-SPAN and before media representing CNN, The Washington Post, Forbes, Reuters, Bloomberg and Le Monde (links to the full articles are below), was Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, NSA.

Speaking to a standing room audience, Gen. Alexander delivered an in-depth talk about the country's top cybersecurity and national security priorities, his lengthiest public address since the leaks by Edward Snowden. The Washington Post’s National Security Correspondent Ellen Nakashima wrote about Gen. Alexander's keynote that, “In nearly hour-long remarks and the interview afterward, Alexander offered his most impassioned defense of a program that is under fire.”

Gen. Alexander faced numerous in-depth and tough questions about the NSA's surveillance efforts and U.S. Cyber Command's cybersecurity priorities in a moderated Q&A with the audience led by conference host, Thomas K. Billington, CEO, Billington CyberSecurity.

Transcript of Gen. Alexander's Keynote Deilvered at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit on September 25th.


C-SPAN Coverage of the three Keynotes at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit on September 25th.

Later in the conference, C-SPAN also filmed Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Standards & Technology and Director of NIST and Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House.

Debora Gallagher, Director, Information Assurance Directorate, NSA, also keynoted. Nearly 30 speakers in all spoke at the high level conference. Attendance was up 20%; and nearly 350 registrants filled the ballroom to capacity.

1. “NSA chief defends collecting Americans’ data,” Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, September 25.


Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors Reach Record Levels

Washington, DC, Sept. 25 – A record number of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors attended the 4th Annual Cybersecurity Summit. Hewlett Packard, Raytheon and General Dynamics were new diamond sponsors. They joined repeat sponsors Northrop Grumman, Guidance Software, Kaspersky Lab, JonesNCTI and RSA. IEEE and NetIQ were new exhibitors. They joined Information Security Solutions and AirPatrol as exhibitors. In addition, three media sponsors joined the conference again: CSFI, Set-Aside Alert and Homeland Security Today. The networking and the ability to showcase the company’s thought leadership with high level government and industry officials were exceptional.

Extensive Press Coverage of the Summit:


Guidance Software
HP General Dynamics
RSA Raytheon