NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge - 2021 Virtual Agenda

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Competition: Day One

Agenda

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcoming Remarks (Zoom Webinar)

Sabrina Otness and Eli Clemens, Co-Directors, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

Jason Healey, Executive Director and Founder of NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University SIPA

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Keynote Speech (Zoom Webinar)

Trey Herr, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council (Intro)

Franklin D. Kramer, Distinguished Fellow and Board Director, Atlantic Council

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Judges’ Briefing (Zoom Meeting)

William Loomis, Assistant Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Eli Clemens, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Competitors’ Briefing (Zoom Meeting)

Sabrina Otness, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

Safa Shahwan Edwards, Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

9:30 – 11:45 a.m. Morning Qualifying Rounds (Zoom Meetings)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote Speech (Zoom Webinar)

General John Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force

Merit E. Janow, Dean, Columbia University SIPA (Moderator)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion - Space in 2021: A Brave New Interstellar World (Zoom Webinar)

Grace B. Kim, Space Policy Advisor, US Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy (Moderator)

Colonel Timothy Lawrence, Former Director, Information Directorate and Former Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory

Scott Niebuhr, Director of Cyber Engineering, Aerospace Corporation

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Hack-a-Sat: Their Story and Upcoming Events (Zoom Webinar)

Stephen Colenzo, Technology Transfer Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory

DeliaRae Jesaitis, Trade Project Management, Air Force Research Laboratory

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Judges’ Briefing (Zoom Webinar)

William Loomis, Assistant Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Eli Clemens, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

3:00 – 5:15 p.m. Afternoon Qualifying Rounds (Zoom Meetings)

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Democratizing Access to Space: An Introduction to Double-edged Sword Juggling (Offered in-person at Columbia SIPA and virtually on Zoom)

Dr. Ang Cui - Founder and Chief Scientist of Red Balloon Security

5:20 – 5:30 p.m. Announcement of Semi-Finalists (Zoom Meetings)

Trey Herr, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Sabrina Otness, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

5:30 p.m. Day 1 Close

Competition: Day Two

Agenda

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Competitors’ Meeting (Zoom Webinar)

Sabrina Otness, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

Safa Shahwan Edwards, Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Judges’ Meeting (Zoom Webinar)

William Loomis, Assistant Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Eli Clemens, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

9:30 – 11:45 a.m. Semi-Final Rounds (Zoom Meetings)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion - Emergent Dynamics of Cyber Conflict

Jason Healey, Executive Director and Founder of NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University SIPA (Moderator)

Dr. Jaclyn A. Kerr, Senior Research Fellow for Defense and Technology Futures, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Dr. Michael Wertheimer, Vice Chairman, Professional Services, BlueVoyant

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Career Panel - Next Peak (Zoom Webinar)

Eli Clemens, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA (Intro)

Greg Rattray, Partner and Founder, Next Peak and Senior Research Professor, Columbia University SIPA

1:30 – 2:10 p.m. Career Panel - Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency  (Zoom Webinar)

Sabrina Otness, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA (Moderator)

Wendell Jose, Program Manager, Student Programs, Office of the Chief Human Capital Office, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

2:10 – 2:20 p.m. Intro of Final Round Judges & Announcement of Finalists (Zoom Webinar)

Jason Healey, Executive Director and Founder of NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University SIPA

2:00 – 2:20 p.m. Final Round Judges’ Briefing (Zoom Webinar)

William Loomis, Assistant Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Eli Clemens, Co-Director, NYC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

2:30 – 4:35 p.m. Final Round (Zoom Meetings)

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Awards and Closing Ceremony (Zoom Webinar)

Colonel John Smail, Senior Cyber Officer, United States Space Force

Safa Shahwan Edwards, Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Annabelle Larose, President, Digital and Cyber Group, Columbia University SIPA

5:30 p.m. Program Close