Cyber Civil Defense Summit 2024

June 13, 2024
Washington, D.C.

A one-of-a-kind gathering of cyber defenders, academics, and policymakers
with the mission of protecting our most at-risk public infrastructure.


Defending public life against cyber threats is a national challenge with profoundly local impacts. With low-level cyber attacks like ransomware consistently on the rise, the task of strengthening the defenses of community organizations in every corner of the nation seems impossible to take on.

But no one is alone in this challenge of scaling local and regional cyber defense; across the country, communities are rising up to protect the institutions that uphold public life.

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is pleased to host the second annual Cyber Civil Defense Summit to bring together cyber defenders from all sectors in this common mission. The event will spotlight quantitative research on topics in public interest cybersecurity and explore evidence-informed strategies to bolster the cyber resilience of civic organizations too often left behind in cybersecurity efforts.

The Summit endeavors to join forces across defenders, academics, volunteers, and public servants working on fortifying regional cyber defense. Learn more

Date: June 13, 2024

Location: Washington , D.C.

2023 Speakers

Wendy Nather
Mikyung Kim-Molina
Bay Area UASI
Craig Newmark
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Dir. Jen Easterly
Director of CISA
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
U.S. Congress 9th District of New York
Congressman Eric Swalwell
U.S. Congress 14th District of California
Joel Todoroff
Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD)
Sandy Radesky
CISA Associate Director for Vulnerability Management
Amira Dhalla
Consumer Reports
Monica Ruiz
Microsoft’s Digital Diplomacy
Sarah Powazek
UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)
Maxwell Fathy
Maxwell Fathy
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
Internet Fire Brigade Society
Victor Cordon
Okta for Good
Eric Franco
Wisconsin Emergency Management
Phillip Reitinger
Global Cyber Alliance
Scott Shackelford
Indiana University
Ann Cleveland
Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
Mikki Munson
CISA Cybersecurity Advisor for Wyoming
Dr. Yoohwan Kim
University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
Dr. Kevin Harris
Stillman College
Katie Nickels
Red Canary
Steve Zuromski
Bridgewater State University
John Sakellariadis
Katie Brooks
Aspen Digital
Drenan Dudley
Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD)
Caitlin Clarke
Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD)


Craig Newmark is an old-school nerd, doing what he can to support the people who fight to protect the values that America aspires to: fairness, opportunity and respect.

Craig recently announced $100M for the Cyber Civil Defense Initiative, a set of grants to promote a whole-of-nation response to cyberspace attacks by helping everyone protect their connected stuff, for their families, businesses, and the country.

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