• 3rd Annual Global
    Cyber Future Summit 2018
    Ideas > Action > Impact >> A Trusted Future in Cyberspace
  • Global Cyber Leaders to Convene in Dallas, TX
    to Establish a Trusted Future in Cyberspace

About Cyber Future Summit

Cyber Future Summit is a unique event focusing on action towards building a collaborative and trusted global platform for cyber. The Summit is presented by CFF in an interactive and leadership exercise format, where the leaders and futurists from different walks of life will gather not only to share ideas of building a trusted cyber but actually creating definite actionable guidance and frameworks towards Trusted Cyber and take it back to their respective constituencies.

Summit Details


Ideas Sessions
Wednesday October 03, 2018
09:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Action Sessions
Thursday October 04, 2018
09:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Impact Sessions
Friday October 05, 2018
8:00 AM to 6:30 PM


Day1: Capital Factory, Dallas Day2: T. Boone Pickens Conference Center, Texas Scottish Rights Children's Hospital
Day3: 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205


Breakfast Opening Keynote
Press Conference
Three Keynote Sessions
CFF Track Panels
Tabletop Exercises
Cyber Leadership Workshops

Summit Registration


  • Cyber Workforce Developmnet
  • Cyber Taskforce Intelligent Transportation
  • Cyber Insurance Forum
  • Cyber Crime Response

Presented by

Cyber Future Foundation

In Collaboration with

CFS Class of 2017

2018 Speakers to be Announced in August 2018

2017 Keynote Speakers

Congressman Pete Sessions
Texas 32nd Congressional Ditrict
Chairman of the House Committee on Rules
John Scimone
Senior Vice President
Chief Security Officer
Dell Technologies

Larry Clinton

President & CEO
Internet Security Alliance

2017 CFS Summit Chairs

Dr. Larry Ponemon

Founder & Chairman
The Ponemon Institute
Robert Rodriguez
Chairman & Founder, Security Innovation Network; Venture Partner, SineWave Ventures; Advisor, The Chertoff Group
Adm. (Ret.) Patrick Walsh
SVP, iSight Partners, A FireEye Company
Former 59th Commander of Pacific Fleet

2017 CFS Summit Speakers

Shamoil Shipchandler
Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Fort Worth Office
Peter Gouldmann
Enterprise Officer for Cyber
US Department of State

Paul Raines

Chief Information Security Officer
United Nations

Jeff Davis

SVP, ITS America
Co-Chair, Cyber Task Force, Intelligent Transportation

Ryan Spelman

Senior Director
Center for Internet Security
Shaun Khalfan
Head of IT Risk, FreddieMac

Danil Kerimi

Member of the Leadership Team
Head, Technology Industries
World Economic Forum
John South
Former CSO, Heartland Payment System Consultant FS-ISAC
Mollie Shields-Uehling
CEO, SAFE Bio-Pharma
Dr. Sukumaran Nair
Chair and Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SMU
Dr. Ram Dantu
Professor, College of Engineering
University of North Texas
Ted Chapman
Sr. Director, U.S. Public Finance Infrastructure Group
Standard & Poor
Special Agent
Cyber Leader
FBI, Dallas
Gerry Reihsen III
Corporate-Securities Attorney
Former, Audit Committee Chair
Dave Marwell
Vice Chairman
Founding Trustee
Cyber Future Foundation
James Carpenter
Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Scottish Rights Childrens Hospital
Camelia Lopez
US Attorney, Eastern District of Texas
Bryan Hurd
Sr. Director, Cyber Strategy, Versive; Former Chief of Identity Operations, NCTC
Dr. Craig Schultz
Founder, CEO
Neo Prime Solutions
Usman Chaudhury
Chief Product Officer
Vipre Security
Dennis 'Grim' Grimsley
Chief Operating Officer
Point3 Security
Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala
Founder, CEO
Val Mukherjee
Chairman & Founder
Cyber Future Foundation
Harold Collum
Founding Trustee
Executive Director
Cyber Future Foundation
Paola Saibene
Program Director
Cyber Trust Institute
Shawn Tuma
Founding Trustee
General Counsel
Cyber Future Foundation
Dan Talbott
Program Director
Cyber Defense Alliance

CFF Advisors

Luis Aguilas
Former Commissioner, Security Exchange Commission Venture Partner, Falcon Cyber
Rick Howard
CSO, Palo Alto Networks
Chairman, Security & Privacy Working Group, DHS ISAO-SO; Author and Blogger
Honbl. Lyndon Olson Jr.
Former Ambassador to Sweden, Former President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Jerry Archer
SVP, Chief Security Officer
Sallie Mae
Brian Engle
Executive Director,Retail-ISAC Former CISO, State of Texas
Malcolm Harkins
CSO & Chief Trust Officer

Summit Agenda Will be Announced in August 2018*

* While the Summit theames are confirmed, the actual schedule and order of sessions are subject to change based on speaker assignments, availability and logistics

2017 Summit Agenda for Reference Below

Day 1: Workshop - Thu, 5th October, 2017
Schedule Topic Details
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Registration
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Box Lunch
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bush Center Hall
Action Group Workshop and Discussion Forums
12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
Bush Center Hall
CFF Forum Opening Remarks Val Mukherjee
12:35 PM - 12:40 PM
Bush Center Hall
Forum Welcome Address Dr. Larry Ponemon
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM
Bush Center Hall
Intelligent Transportation Cyber Task Force Workshop CFF Cyber Task Force & Action Group
Chaired by: Cyber Task Force Co-Chair - Jeff Davis
Workshop Objective:

The the Cyber Task Force for the crucial Intelligent Transportation ecosystem was formed by CFF in partnership with Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

The CTF has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the establishment of the norms, principles, guidelines and framework for ensuring safety, security and privacy within this integrated sector with adoption across the public-private partners in this ecosystem.
This workshop will be checkpoint for the ongoing effort of the Cyber Task Force in reviewing the initial document prepared by the group. The highlights of the working group outcome will be presented and discussed in the Panel during the Summit on the following day.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Bush Center Hall
Cyber Future Leadership Keynote John Scimone, SVP, Chief Security Officer, Dell Technologies
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Bush Center Hall
Cyber Insurance and Cyber Law Workshop CFF Cyber Risk and Insurance Action Group
Jointly held with:
CFF Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Response Action Group

Chaired by: Cyber Task Force Co-Chairs - Harold Collum & Shawn Tuma
Workshop Objective:

The Cyber Risk Insurance Action Group was formed to address the industry need for developing a framework for cybersecurity institutional qualification by surveying cybersecurity professionals and Cyber Future Council Members. The CRI Action Group is mandated for:
  • Setting up the problem of the wild wild West of cyber risk insurance in that many companies are out there operating without a solid foundation in writing policies without any standards or guiding principles. This is creating difficulties for the insurance companies to properly assess their risks and even more difficulties for business consumers to evaluate and understand the quality of the insurance coverage that they are actually obtaining;
  • Creating the first round of questions to start working toward solving the problem by establishing a set of proposed standards to be used to bring uniformity to the industry. These questions will then be used to facilitate the discussion for the cyber insurance working group working on the framework.

This workshop will be checkpoint for the ongoing effort of the CRI Action group in reviewing the initial document prepared by the group. The highlights of the working group outcome will be presented and discussed in the Panel during the Summit on the following day.

CFF Cyber Law and Cyber Crime (CLCC) Response Action Group was formed as a Public-Private Partnership/PPP to address macro issues related to cyber crime and the legal framework required to enforcement and response. The initial PPP working group was formed with the regional and federal law enforcement officials in the North Texas region and the effort expanded to a national and global level, involving collaborative action across a wide ranging global law enforcement and public/private sector stakeholders.

The CLCC Action Group so far has held various Table Top Exercises, Forums and Workshops to collaboratively build a network of active practitioners who are involved in ramping up the law enforcement support to address cyber undesirable actors. The CLC action group is mandated with the following activities:
  • Develop a network for collaborative action on developing cyber legal framework and actively prepare the community for resiliency in the face of potential and imminent cyber threats
  • Provide a wide network for information sharing and incident response support across various agencies, private sector industry participants and NGOs
  • Advovate long term planning and policy measures, as well as leading practices for gathering, and applying threat intelligence and proactively support incident response
This workshop will be checkpoint for the ongoing effort of the CLC Action group in reviewing the initial document prepared by the group. The highlights of the working group outcome will be presented and discussed in the Panel during the Summit on the following day.
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Bush Center Cross Hall
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Bush Center Hall
Cyber Education & Workforce Development Workshop CFF Cyber Certification and Accreditation Program Action Group
Chaired by: Cyber Task Force Co-Chair - Dr. Larry Ponemon
Workshop Objective:

The Cyber Certification and Accreditation Program was established by the CFF Cyber Trust Institite to Develop and administer a cyber security higher education accreditation and rating program globally

Since its inception in February 2018, the CAP Action Group has been working with various stakeholders towards:
  • Develop a framework for cybersecurity institutional qualification from surveying cybersecurity professionals and Cyber Future Council Members
  • Administer Cybersecurity Certification and Accreditation program to a pilot group of institutions of higher education
  • Make accreditation list of education institutions, faculties and program candidate students available to the participating organizations
  • Vertically integrated program building a strong framework from academic readiness of the workforce, professional continuing education and leadership advancement

This workshop will be checkpoint for the ongoing effort of the CAP Action group in reviewing the initial document prepared by the group. The highlights of the working group outcome will be presented and discussed in the Panel during the Summit on the following day.
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
Bush Center Hall
Cyber Executive and Leadership Decision Workshop CFF Leadership Enablement and Advancement Program Action Group
Chaired by: Cyber Task Force Co-Chair - Peter Gouldmann
Workshop Objective:

The Leadership Enablement and Advancement Program was commissioned by CFF Cyber Trust Institute in July 2018 towards enabling the Board and C-Level executives with cybersecurity knowledge and information so as to aid informed decision making for their organizations

The CFF CTI CAP LEAP action group is mandated with the following activities:
  • Establish and Maintain a cybersecurity body of knowledge for executive enablement
  • Outreach and partner with executive associations to support their enablement mission
  • Prepare and Promote content for cybersecurity education for executives
  • Hold regular round-tables for ensuring alignment with the needs of community
  • Hold townhalls with practitioner community to ensure expectation flows downstream
  • Vertically integrate the knowledge domains into CFF’s Cyber Education for Future
This workshop will be checkpoint for the ongoing effort of the LEAP Action group in reviewing the initial document prepared by the group. The highlights of the working group outcome will be presented and discussed in the Panel during the Summit on the following day.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bush Center Hall
CFF Forum Keynote Dr. Larry Ponemon
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Bush Center Hall
CFF Forum Closing Remarks Val Mukherjee
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Bush Center Cross Hall
Member Reception
Day 2: Summit - Friday, 6th October, 2017
Schedule Topic Details
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Hall of State
Seated Premium breakfast  
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM
Hall of State
Welcome and Intro to Summit Harold Collum, Executive Director, Cyber Future Foundation
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Hall of State
CFF Spotlight Opening Keynote Larry Clinton, President & CEO, Internet Security Alliance
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Hall of State
CFF Special Keynote Adm. (Ret) Patrick Walsh & SVP, iSight Partners, A FireEye Company
Former 59th Commander of US Pacific Fleet
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary Panel 1
Responding to One Ransomware at a Time cannot be the Solution. How can we address the need for a cyber legal framework and associated incident response mechanism
      - John South, Chairman, CFF Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Response Action Group

Speakers: CFF Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Response Action Group Steering Committee
      - Camelia Lopez, US Attorney, Cyber Hacking and Intellectual Property, Eastern District of Texas
     - Bryan Hurd, Senior Director, Security Strategy, Versive, Former Chief of Operations, Identity Operations, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
      - FBI Special Agent, Cyber Crime Investigations, FBI Dallas

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

How can public-private partnership assist with the development, implementation and evolution of national and global Cyber Legal Frameworks to address the evolving Cyber Challenges. While law enforcement communities around the world share information on traditional crime, cyber crime related issues face a signficant challenge as the data is usually held closer to the end users and victims in the private sector, sometimes spannig across industries.

Though we have seen significant improvement in outreach and cooperation between private sector organization and law enfocement agencies, there still many thorny issues to be discussed and resolved betweent he two - this includes the lawful government access to consumer and business data for aiding investigations.

An understanding of the current legal framework, types of cybercrime and regulat structured legal framework for information sharing and general collaboration norms would aid this effort significantly. This panel, most of whom are closely working towards this direction and have first hand experience will share their experience and aid in the development of these norms and policies.
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Spotlight Session:
Learning from the History: Security Lessons from George Washington's BIG Mistake
Speakers: Paul Raines, Chief Information Security Officer, United Nations Development Program

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

Cyber warfare is now a real thing. Nation states are actively stockpiling cyber ammunition. National cyber posture is moving from one of reactive response to active cyber defense.
We need to understand what are the discrepancies between our understanding of the current state of cyberspace is, who are our allies and who are the adverseries, and apply tactical means to gain momentum towards a stronger strategic cyber posture. There are possibly significant history lessons from an incident that happened some 250 years back that is still valid, and we can learn from them.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Plenary Session 2
Intelligent Transportation, the Cyber Implications. Defining the cybersecurity framework and guidance for transportation of the future.
Cyber Task Force on Intelligent Transportation
Jeff Davis, SVP, Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Co-Chair, National Cybersecurity Taskforce on Intelligent Transportation

Val Mukherjee
Chairman, Cyber Future Foundation
Co-Chair, National Cybersecurity Taskforce on Intelligent Transportation

Dan Talbott, Director, Cyber Future Foundation

Usman Choudhary, SVP, Products, Vipre Security

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

We are seeing an incredible rise of interest and adoption in the intelligent transportation ecosystem. Traditional automakers as well as technology giants are in a race to outpace eachother and launch the next level of automated vehicle. This is not only disruptive technology, but has immense social implications in providing consistency and safety on the roads our daily commute, decreasing traffic congestion and accidents, by increasing road safety. However this would be only possible and as reliable or better as a human driver when vehicle and infrastructure have secure communication backbone and platform. With intelligent transportation there is also an increasing concern for privacy as more more personal data and mata is going to be collected and shared within the ecosystem. This panel from the Cyber Task Force for Intelligent Transportation will bring forth the points of deliberation on the safety, security and privacy aspects of intelligent transportation ecosystems and their implications on the society, as to how we can realize the full potential of this incredible opportunity.
11:20 PM - 11:50 PM
The Future of Cyber Interview:
A Fireside Chat on Models and Opportunities That Advance the Cybersecurity Field
Interviewer: Val Mukherjee, Chairman, Cyber Future Foundation
Interviewee: Robert Rodriguez, Founder & Chairman, Security Innovation Network
Discuss with the Founder of one of the most critical networks for innovation, aptly named Security Innovation Network which has been the incubator of many unicorns and successful cyber startups on the models and opportunities That Advance the Cybersecurity Field.
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
State Hall
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
State Hall
CFF Spotlight Luncheon Keynote
Securing our nation and its economy by investing in development of cyber workforce and capable cyber leadership
Honorable Congressman Pete Sessions
US Representative (TX-32)
Chairman of the House Committee on Rules
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Plenary Panel 3
Cyber Insurance is a Risk Management tool and the Challenges and Opportunities ahead of us in defining a structured approach.
Cyber Risk Insurance Steering Committee Members and Executive Stakeholders

Chair: Harold Collum, Executive Director, Cyber Future Foundation


Shawn Tuma, General Counsel, Cyber Future Foundation
Partner, Scheef & Stone

Fred Lohmann, Director of Operations
National Insurance Crime Bureau

Dr. Srini Mukkamala
CEO, RiskSense

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

Cyber Insurance is a Risk Management tool which is still not well defined and clearly structured. What have we learnt from our experience that we can apply to address the need of a mature cyber insurance framework. Challenges and Opportunities ahead of us. We need to consider the available options in the market and their structure such as coverage, exclusions and conditions, from the buyer side it is important to understand these critical aspects so as to make buying decisions. The broader aspect of systemic as well as cyber risk needs to be considered from an assesor as well as buyer point of view. We also need to consider the support for this industry by government policy and regulations. Altogether, the panel will discuss the various aspects of cyber risk and cyber insurance as an instrument for mitigating them.
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Plenary Panel 4
We are transforming the fabric of international trade and commerce with Blockchain technology and digital currency. How can blockchain be used as the foundation for trusted digital identities.
Cyber Defense Alliance Action Group on Innovation
Paola Saibene, Director, Cyber Future Foundation
Former CIO/CTO State of Hawai'i
Cyber Defense Alliance Institute Steering Committee Members

Mollie Shields-Uehling, CEO, SAFE Bio-Pharma
Advisor & Steering Committee Member, Cyber Future Foundation

Gurvinder Ahluwalia, CEO, Digital Twin Labs (former CTO IBM Cloud, Blockchain, & IoT);
Adjunct professor of Information Systems at the Jindal School
Blockchain Industry Expert

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

A lot of guarnatees and big bets are being placed on using block chain for significantly transforming several fundamental platforms in today's technology. These range from the talks of creating a more secure internet protocol using blockchain (IPFS - Inter Planatory File System), to disruptive Fintech solutions based on block chain, smart contracts and many more. It is worth noting that blockchain is based on current fundamental protocols, including encryption that drive the current internet. Besides the number of independent implementation and still immature protocols around this implementation are set to pose as great risk to running business on them. This panel will discuss the different implications of Blockchain technology and its challenges with respect to cybersecurity as we know it.

In connection with the security application of blockchain, it is recognized that digital world needs a digital identity for every connected device and ever more trusted identity for the humans who interface with it, and the ability to discern between the two is going to determine the success of our cybersecurity measures. Without identification and attribution there is no accountability. Identity is the new perimeter and in a rapidly expanding digital world, it is the most crucial element determining the extent of the organization and its access to its information assets.

The panel will also delve into the use of Blockchain technologies for the development of a trusted identity platform with due recognition of the strengths and weaknesses of implementing such a critical global identity infrastructure for businesses. This panel will determine advances and best practices required for digital identity for the digital economy.
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Plenary Session 5
Cybersecurity has emerged as an essential board topic. How can the executive and board room officers be swiftly enabled to have an intelligent discussion so as to make informed decision.
Chair: Co-Chair, CFF Leadership Enablement and Advancement Program
Speakers: CFF LEAP Steering Committee Members

Shamoil Shipchandler, Regional Director, Security Exchange Commission, Fort Worth Office Peter Gouldman, Enterprse Risk Officer - Cyber, US Department of State Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

The need for continued executive and board enablement is a crucial to the progress being made in addressing the cyber challenges of today and turning these into opportunities of tomorrow. This is not only essential for the success of the organization, but even basic survival. Establishing a cybersecurity body of knowledge for executive enablement is a necessary step towards this direction. CFF's efforts need a deliberate attempt and focused plan towards partnering with executive associations to consolidate the body of knowledge and aid in its dissemination.

Cyber chiefs who have been successful typically align to the board and executive management's risk posture and take a risk based approach to inform the board on cyber decisions.

This panel will discuss the essential elments of vertically integrated knowledge domains that need to included and the options for operationalizing the cyber enablement program for the boards using an enterprise risk management approach.
3:15 PM - 3:30 AM Afternoon Break
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Plenary Panel 6
Cybersecurity requirements for a safe Civil Society, ensuring cybersecurity in critical infrastructure serving public good. What are the expected norms and policies.
Panelists: CFF Steering Committee on Critical Infrastructure Protection
    - Dave Marwell, General Secretary & Founding trustee, Cyber Future Foundation
      VP, Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Operations at U.S. Bancorp
      Former Director of the Joint Task Force–Investigations. DHS-ICE
    - Ted Chapman, Senior Director
      U.S. Public Finance Infrastructure Group, Standard & Poor/S&P Global Ratings
    - Shaun Khalfan, Director, Cyber Future Foundation
     Head of Information Security Risk Program, Freddie Mac
     Adjunct Professor, George Washington University
    - Dr. Craig Schultz, CEO & Founder, Neo Prime Solutions

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

We take many things for granted in life such as uninturrupted power and utilities, safe roads and infrastructure. In a hyperconnected world we have to make a concerted effort to ensure that technolgy vulnerabilities are not exploited to disrupt this basic expectation of a civil society. Consumer protection, safety, and privacy is a basic expectation of a civil society, and it needs to be granted to every law abiding citizen. These basic norms and expectations need to be agreed upon in terms of multi-country or bilateral agreements to ensure there is a neutral approach to consumer protection. Standardizing the definition of sectors associated with critical infrastructure and ensuring end user protection as a basic right would need the industry and governments to work hand in hand in agreeinf to these basic rights. This panel will consider the scenarios associated with these basic critical infrastructure and consumer protection issues and identify the direction to be taken to address them.
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Plenary Session 7
Developing a secure connected world through Cyber Education and Workforce Development. How can we address the talent shortfall in Cybersecurity.
CFF Cybersecurity Certification and Accreditation Program
CAP Steering Committee Members and Executive Stakeholders

Chair: Dr. Suku Nair, Professor
Director AT&T Center for Virtualization


Ryan Spelman, Senior Director, Center for Internet Security

Dr. Ram Dantu, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, UNT

Dennis Grimsley, COO, Point3 Security

Motivation, Intent, Outcome:

Preparing for connected digital world of the future needs investment today in not only technology but also talent. With automation and scale of technology outpacing the human capabilities, it is essential for us to identify and train today's and future talent on areas where human capability will be put to most beneficial use. The current demand of cybersecurity professionals and the short supply has only increased the gap between the organization's preparedness for addressing cyber challenges and the adverseries that are looking for every opportunity to exploit cyber vulnerabilities of any form technology or human users. This shortfall in cyber talent needs a concerted effort across public, private and academia to put together a standard framework for cybersecurity education and continuously improve upon current talent quality and capacity of cybersecurity professional talent pool.

This panel will discuss the various options considered by the Certification and Accreditation Program towards standardizing cybersecurity education at all levels.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Summit Resolution Chairman and the Board of Cyber Future Foundation

Cyber Future Foundation and the convening members will take a resolution based on the Annual Planning Meeting discussions for implementation and execution in the following plan year.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cross Hall
CFF Networking Reception

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