Governments, businesses, and individuals are standing on the precipice of a new era of AI powered cyber threats and defenses.

We hope you’ll join us this coming Tuesday, alongside some of the key figures in cybersecurity, for a discussion on the future of cybersecurity, hacks, and cyber defense vs. offense

We’ll have the former NSA Director Mike Rogers, Department of Justice computer crime chief John Lynch, coffee, breakfast, and spirited discussion with Semafor’s top editors of the challenges and opportunities AI presents to cybersecurity, protecting critical infrastructure, and the threats that are keeping top government officials and business executives up at night.


October 17, 2023


The Gallup Building, Washington D.C.


Mike Rogers

Former Director, National Security Agency


Jeetu Patel

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Security and Collaboration, Cisco



Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Silverado Policy Accelerator


John Lynch

Chief, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Department of Justice



Alex Stamos

Director, Stanford Internet Observatory



Jenny Menna

Chief Information Security Officer, Sallie Mae


Cameron Dicker

Director of Global Business Resilience, FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center) 


Todd McKinnon

Chief Executive Officer, Okta


Chris Novak

Managing Director of Verizon Cyber Security Consulting


Chris Reid

Executive Vice President, Identity Solutions, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard


Ari Schwartz

Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable LLP


Nicholas Andersen

Chief Operating Officer, Invictus International Consulting and Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council 


Sandra Joyce

VP, Mandiant Intelligence, Google Cloud


Rep. Ro Khanna


David Hickton 

Founder, Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, & Security and Former U.S. Attorney 



Steve Clemons

Founding Editor at Large, Semafor


Gina Chon

Business and Tech Editor, Semafor


Reed Albergotti

Technology Editor, Semafor



8:30 a.m.
Doors Open

9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

901 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004


Doors Open 08:30 a.m. ET

Programming 09:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET

Interested in Attending?

Kindly note, we will not be accepting onsite registrations. All guests must present a valid photo ID matching the first and last names with which they registered in order to be admitted.