July 26-27, 2023 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center | Alexandria, VA

The 3rd Annual Critical Infrastructure Security Summit will focus on defending and creating resilient systems to protect our nation’s vital infrastructure from outside threats and other dangers. The interconnectivity and advanced capabilities that digital systems have provided to our nation’s infrastructure systems also poses an avenue of approach for America’s enemies to cripple US production and economic power without having to fire a shot.

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2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Dr. David Mussington
Executive Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security

Dr. Wanda T. Jones-Heath, SES
Principal Cyber Advisor
Department of the Air Force

André Mendes
Chief Information Officer
Department of Commerce

Wendell "Dell" Foster,
Executive Director,

Brian Scott
Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director for Cyber Policy and Programs,

Cynthia Kaiser
Deputy Assistant Director
Cyber Division

Event Moderator:

Chris Inglis
Distinguished Advisor,
CSC 2.0; Former National Cyber Director,
ONCD (2021-2023)

Download the Official 2023 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The US National Cybersecurity Strategy prioritizes defending critical infrastructure through the expansion of cybersecurity requirements in critical sectors. A key component of this is continued and strong public-private collaboration at the speed and scale necessary to secure critical infrastructure and the essential services that the US depends on. At the 2023 Critical Infrastructure Security Summit, attendees will hear from leaders and experts across government and industry to discuss the current threat environment and the technologies and policies necessary to disrupt and dismantle those threats. DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in human and technical analysis from intelligence leaders to key policymakers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers. __________________________________________________________________________________

Participating Organizations at Last Year's Summit:

DHS, CISA, Department of Energy, Office of the National Cyber Director, FBI, CYBERCOM, Department of the Air Force, DoD, EPA, DoTONG-ISAC, US Navy, NSWCDD, Office of Naval Research, NOAA, DHS(S&T), ODNI, HQDA G-2, Department of State, US Army Corps of Engineers, Marine Innovation Unit, AFCEC, US Army Cyber Protection Brigade. Thales Group, Peraton, Tetra, Parsons, Pew research Center, SAIC,Booz Allen Hamilton, Skydio, OpenSSF, Nozomi networks, Forcepoint, SDA Solutions, Iomaxis, Sam Houston State University.

Sponsor & Exhibit: Now Open
The Critical Infrastructure Security Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.


Topics to be covered at the 2023 Summit:

  - Investing in a Resilient Future through Strategic Partnerships and Collaborative Action

- Modernizing Cyber Defense Strategy to Ensure Air Domain Superiority

- Supporting Public and Private Partners to Enhance Security & Resiliency across Critical Infrastructure Sectors

- Promoting Economic Growth through Protecting Critical Commercial Infrastructure and Enhancing Online Safety

- Disrupting Cyber Adversaries through Intelligence Sharing & Public-Private Partnerships

- Protecting US Private Data from Attack & Exploitation in Support of National and Infrastructure Security

- Strengthening Space Mission Performance through Responsive & Agile Cybersecurity

- Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Develop Secure & Resilient Semiconductor Supply Chain Infrastructure


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the national security community.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas. __________________________________________________________________________________

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports the Federal Government’s priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and Academia members are charged a fee for admission)

*Summit is Closed to The Press / No Recordings*