IATC Cyber Crisis Simulation

Presented at BSidesLV 2017, July 26, 2017, 2 p.m. (115 minutes)

A SIMULATED crisis is unfolding on a national scale. Triggered by a yet-unknown adversary, what started as a technical issue has become a society-wide impact, affecting millions of citizens, several industries, and spanning government jurisdictions. Who is in charge, how do they cooperate with others, and how do they make decisions? BSidesLV and I Am The Cavalry are teaming up with the Atlantic Council to bring public policy makers together with security researchers and others, to find out how our nation would respond to a widescale "Cyber" crisis.


  • Joshua Corman - Founder - I am The Cavalry
    Joshua Corman is a Founder of I am The Cavalry (dot org) and Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council. Corman previously served as CTO for Sonatype, Director of Security Intelligence for Akamai, and in senior research & strategy roles for The 451 Group and IBM Internet Security Systems. He co-founded @RuggedSoftware and @IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world's increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh's unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon's Heinz College and on the 2016 HHS Cybersecurity Task Force.
  • Jay Healey - Sr. Research Scholar - Columbia School of International Policy Affairs
    Jason Healey is Sr. Research Scholar at Columbia University School for Int'l and Public Affairs. He is a Senior Fellow and previously was Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council. Healey edited A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012 and co-authored Cyber Security Policy Guidebook (Wiley). He is a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Cyber Deterrence, President of the Cyber Conflict Studies Assn. He has lectured at Georgetown University and at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He served as White House Director for Cyber (2003-05). He worked for Goldman Sachs in the US and in Hong Kong. He served in the Air Force and has degrees from the US Air Force Academy, Johns Hopkins University and James Madison University.
  • Beau Woods - Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative - Atlantic Council/I Am The Cavalry
    Beau Woods is the deputy director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council, and core contributor to the I Am The Cavalry initiative. Beau works with policymakers, industry, civil society groups, NGOs, and individual stakeholders to safeguard human life, public safety, and global security. Beau has been a part of the information security industry and hacker community for over a decade, is a frequent presenter, media contributor, and author.


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