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October 24, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Assume Breach:
Best Practices in Cyber Resilience


History shows it is a question of not if but when an organization will be breached. The true question is: How can you withstand a cyberattack when it happens?

During this Breakfast Symposium, speakers will present key concepts for building a more cyber resilient future – one of which is the concept of Zero Trust.

Zero Trust security is based on the principle of "never trust, always verify." Trust nothing inside or outside your perimeter. Verify everything trying to connect to your systems and your high-value assets. How do you achieve Zero Trust without breaking your operations?

Join us for breakfast and learn:

  • Concepts for building cyber resilience across the government and private sector.
  • Why government agencies are adopting a Zero Trust approach.
  • The key steps for implementing Zero Trust security.
  • How to protect your high-value assets with micro-segmentation.
  • How micro-segmentation works, featuring a LIVE demo from Illumio.


Dr. Chase Cunningham

Dr. Chase Cunningham

Principal Analyst
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Dr. Chase Cunningham

Principal Analyst Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Dr. Chase Cunningham primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for Security & Risk Professionals. His research guides client initiatives related to security operations center (SOC) planning and optimization, counter-threat operations, encryption, network security, and Zero Trust concepts and implementation. He helps senior technology executives with their plans to leverage comprehensive security controls and the use of a variety of standards, frameworks, and tools to enable secure business operations. His research focuses on integrating security into operations; leveraging advanced security solutions; empowering operations through artificial intelligence and machine learning; and planning for future growth within secure systems.

Prior to joining Forrester, Chase served as a director of cyber threat intelligence operations at Armor. He was the computer network exploitation lead for Telecommunication Systems and the chief of cyber analytics for Decisive Analytics. Dr. Cunningham is a retired U.S. Navy chief with more than 19 years’ experience in cyberforensic and cyberanalytic operations. He has past operations experience, stemming from time spent in work centers within the NSA, CIA, FBI, and other government agencies. In those roles, he helped clients operationalize security controls; install and leverage encryption and analytic systems; and grow and optimize their security operations command systems and centers.

Chase holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from Colorado Technical University and a B.S. from American Military University focused on counter-terrorism operations in cyberspace.


Director, Technology and International Affairs Program
Carnegie Endowment
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Katherine Charlet

Director of the Carnegie Endowment's Technology and International Affairs Program

Katherine Charlet is the inaugural director of Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program. She works primarily on the security and international implications of evolving technologies, with a focus on cybersecurity and cyber conflict, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence.

Charlet most recently served as the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, where she managed the development of the U.S. Department of Defense’s cyber policy and strategy, the development of cyber capabilities, and the expansion of international cyber relationships.

Charlet is the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award and has served in senior advisory roles on the Defense Science Board Task Forces on Cyber Deterrence, on Cyber as a Strategic Capability, and on the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

Prior to working on cyberspace issues, Charlet served as the director for strategic planning at the National Security Council, led teams at the U.S. Department of Defense working on Afghanistan strategy and policy, and conducted research on issues at the nexus of science & security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


Partner, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Mayer Brown LLP
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David Simon

Partner, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy at Mayer Brown LLP

A former special counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), David has advised extensively on cutting-edge cybersecurity and national security matters. David focuses his practice on complex and sensitive cybersecurity, defense, intelligence and national security matters, with deep experience advising victims of state-sponsored cyber activity. He counsels companies as they address cyber vulnerabilities and breaches, as well as associated legal, regulatory, and reputational consequences.

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Mike Farrell

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Michael B. Farrell

POLITICO’S Cybersecurity Editor

Michael B. Farrell is POLITICO’S cybersecurity editor, overseeing a team of reporters who cover the intersection of policy, politics and digital security. Prior to POLITICO, he edited Passcode, The Christian Science Monitor’s vertical dedicated to cybersecurity and digital privacy. Michael also served as the Monitor’s San Francisco bureau chief and Middle East editor during the Iraq War and Arab Spring. As a staff writer The Boston Globe, he led the paper’s coverage of the innovation economy and explored tech’s growing impact on society.


Head of Cybersecurity Strategy
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Jonathan Reiber

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illumio. Former Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy and Speechwriter in the Office of the Secretary of Defense

Jonathan Reiber is Head of Cybersecurity Strategy at Illumio, where he serves as a spokesman and leads the firm’s cybersecurity research, analysis, and strategy formulation. A former Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy and Speechwriter in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, his background is in national security policy planning, cybersecurity strategy, geopolitics, and public communications.

He previously served as Senior Advisor at Technology for Global Security, a think-tank based in Palo Alto, California, and as a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, where he held a two-year writing and research fellowship from 2015-2017. Prior to his fellowship at Berkeley, Jonathan held a number of positions in the Obama Administration within the U.S. Department of Defense. In his last position as CSO for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he advised the Pentagon leadership and led initiatives across the cyberpolicy portfolio, to include strategic planning, key interagency and industry partnerships, and strategic communications.


Vice President, Product Management
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Matt Glenn

Vice President, Product Management, Illumio

As vice president of Product Management, Matt is responsible for Illumio’s product lines and product strategy. Prior to Illumio, he was vice president of Product Management for the Network Security business unit at McAfee, supporting its Firewall, Intrusion Detection System, Email Security, Web Security, Data Loss and Prevention, and Identity product lines. Before McAfee, Matt was founder and CEO of PlantSense, an Internet of Things start-up that created the EasyBloom Plant Sensor, whose sensor technology was sold to Parrot SA.

Before starting EasyBloom, he worked at Cisco Systems—after its acquisition of Airespace—where he ran Product Management and grew the organization’s revenue from zero to a billion-dollar run rate. Matt previously worked at Xircom (IPO), Xylan (IPO), and Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel). Matt studied English and Computer Information Systems at Humboldt State University.


Forrester and Illumio have come together to host a world-class program of speakers and panelists to provide perspectives on cyber resilience and the Zero Trust philosophy for security standards. The keynote presentation will highlight insights from Forrester analyst Dr. Chase Cunningham, the industry’s leader on Zero Trust.

8:00 AM Networking Breakfast and Attendee Check-In
9:00 AM Welcome & Introduction
Jonathan Reiber, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, Illumio
9:20 AM Zero Trust Keynote
Dr. Chase Cunningham, Principal Analyst, Forrester
10:00 AM Live Micro-Segmentation Demonstration
Matthew Glenn, Vice President, Product Management, Illumio
11:00 am Panel Discussion: Towards a Strategy of National Cyber Resilience
  • Kate Charlet, Carnegie Endowment
  • David Simon, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Jonathan Reiber, Illumio
  • Moderator: Mike Farrell, POLITICO


  • The Willard
  • The Willard Conference Room


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

8:00 AM to 12:00 PM



The Willard InterContinental

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
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