The cybersecurity landscape is dynamic and ever-changing, with new threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques emerging regularly. Yet even in a technologically advanced environment, humans remain at the core of cybersecurity as both defenders and perpetrators of cyber threats.

Join Semafor’s senior editors for a consequential discussion on how policymakers and business leaders can work together to establish a more proactive and innovative cybersecurity ecosystem.


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Doors: 08:30 a.m.  |  Programming: 09:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Gallup, Washington, D.C.


Anne Neuberger

Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technology, White House

Sen. Ron Wyden

(D) Oregon

Cait Conley

Senior Adviser, CISA

Jeanette Manfra

Director, Risk and Compliance, Google Cloud

Gharun Lacy

Deputy Assistant Director for Cyber & Technology Security, U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Services

John Davis

VP, Public Sector, Palo Alto Networks

Chris Novak 

Senior Director of Cyber Security Consulting, Verizon Business

Nate Lesser

CISO, Children's National Hospital

Chris Bowen

Founder & Chief Information Security Officer, ClearDATA

Dr. Brian Mazanec

ASPR Deputy Director for the Center for Preparedness, HHS

Janet Rathod

Global Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence, Citigroup

Justin Fier

SVP, Red Team Operations, Darktrace

Brandon Pugh

Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute

Karan Sondhi

CTO, Public Sector, Trellix

Puesh Kumar

Director, Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response at the Department of Energy


Gina Chon

Senior Editor, Semafor

Morgan Chalfant

Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, Semafor

Jamie Lehman

Global Head of Live Journalism Partnerships, Semafor


901 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004


08:30 a.m. ET
Doors Open

09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET