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July 31–August 4, 2023
San Diego, California
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

8:50AM - 9:00AM

8:45AM - 8:500AM

opening remarks
Jessica Gulick, US Cyber Team Commissioner

8:50AM - 9:00AM

Jonathan Behnke, CIO for the City of San Diego

9:00AM - 9:30AM

announcing Soon!

9:45AM - 10:30AM

Changing the Game: Why Innovation is the Key to Success
Dan Meacham, VP, Global Security and Operations, CSO / CISO at Legendary Entertainment

10:40AM - 11:00AM

Cloud: A Game Changer For Red Teaming & Privacy

Carlos Polop Martin, Hacking Content Creator, Halborn

11:10AM - 11:55AM

D1 Cyber

A panel of academic leaders discusses the use of cyber games in academia.

  • Moderator: Dan Manson, Chairman at NCL, Inc.
  • Ron Pike, Associate Professor at Cal Poly Pomona
  • David Zeichick, Assistant Professor, Computer Science at California State University Chico and NCL Commissioner
  • Attlee M. Gamundani, PhD, Associate Professor at Namibia University of Science and Technology

   10:00AM - 3:00PM   EXPO CENTER                                                                                                                                                                                    

   1:00PM - 3:00PM     ARENA GAMES: WELCOME & SET UP                                                                                                                                               


Wednesday, August 2, 2023

8:45AM - 9:05AM

Arena Keynote

Rodney J. Petersen, Director, NICE

9:45AM - 10:15AM

Building High-Performing Cyber Teams

Security executives discuss how they cultivate high-performance cyber teams through team training, cyber games, and exercises.

  • Moderator:  Tomás Maldonado, CISO, NFL
  • Scott Gicking, Chief Information Security Officer, Hyundai AutoEver America
  • Chase Franzen, Chief Information Security Officer & VP of IT Risk Management, Sharp HealthCare

10:30AM - 10:50AM

Featured Fireside Chat With HE DR. Mohamed Hamad Al-Kuwaiti

Discussion about the UAE Cybersecurity Council’s award-winning Cyber Pulse initiative, which provides cyber culture awareness on a national level.

11:00AM - 11:20AM

Announcing Soon!

11:30AM - 12:00PM

Getting Value From Cyber Exercises

Simran Sakraney, Cybersecurity Consultant, and Nadean Tanner, Senior Manager, Education Services at Google/Mandiant

1:45PM - 2:30PM

Cyber Ranges: Building, Operating, And Maintaining

Angus Blitter, Packet Master and Creator of Packetwars, and Matt Berry, Senior Director (Global Field Cyber CTO) at WWT

   9:30AM - 6:00PM     ARENA GAMES: CTF | HW | ESCAPE                                                                                                                                                

   10:00AM - 5:00PM   EXPO CENTER                                                                                                                                                                                    


Thursday, August 3, 2023

8:40AM - 9:00AM

Arena Keynote

Nitin Natarajan, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) United States Department of Homeland Security

9:45AM - 10:25AM

Achieving Resilience In Critical Infrastructure

Critical infrastructure security executives discuss the need for continuous team training and exercises as a vital part of their risk management strategies.

  • Jon Brickey Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity Evangelist, Mastercard Technology
  • Kristin Demoranville, Founder & CEO of AnzenSage
  • Demosthenes Ikonomou, Head of Capacity Building Unit, ENISA

10:30AM - 11:10AM

Unlocking Cyber Potential — Cyber Athlete & Game Maker Panel

A panel of gamers and game makers discuss the evolution of cyber games and its future. 

  • Moderator: Ping Look, Director, Training & Communications at Microsoft Incident Response Team
  • Eric Basu, CEO at Haiku
  • Dmitriy Beryoza, Senior Security Researcher at Vectra AI
  • Pete Hay, Principal Security Strategist at SimSpace

11:20AM - 12:00PM


Speaker Dr. Amit Elazari, J.S.D., the Co-Founder and CEO of OpenPolicy, will discuss how cybersecurity policy has globally transformed our industry. This domain also serves as an amazing opportunity to drive impact at scale and collaborate with the hacker ecosystem. Doing so drives better policies and better security – that advance all users. This talk invites the audience to explore the latest trend in cyber policy globally, focusing on areas such as secure development, workforce, vulnerability disclosure, product security, and anti-hacking laws. We will cover the latest developments from the National Cyber Security Strategy to the EU Cyber Resilience Act – and introduce the audience to the world of policy hacking and policy “hacking”.

1:45PM - 2:30PM

Featured Fireside Chat with Despina Spanou, Head of Cabinet for European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas - Discussion about the EU's Cybersecurity Skills Academy Initiatives

NICE's Danielle Santos will moderate this informative discussion about the EU's Cybersecurity Skills Academy Initiatives with Despina Spanou.

   9:30AM - 6:30PM     ARENA GAMES: ATTACK AND DEFENSE                                                                                                                                         

   10:00AM - 5:00PM   EXPO CENTER