Mason-NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Conference, May 19, George Mason’s Arlington campus

Event:               Mason – NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Conference

  • Location:           Founders Hall (Room 125/126), 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
  • Date:                 19 MAY 2016, Thursday
  • Time:                 Registration 7:30am    /     Conference 8:00am – 12:30pm
  • Transportation:   Metro – Virginia Square (Orange Line)

Paid parking available at Founders Hall Garage

  • Continental Breakfast and mid-morning snack will be served.


George Mason University and NSF invite you to an enlightening half-day conference focusing on cybersecurity leadership and innovation themes from the current Mason – NSF research initiative – “Bridging the Cybersecurity Leadership Gap: Assessment, Competencies and Capacity Building”.

The purpose of this conference is to review challenges for cybersecurity leadership and the evolving CISO role and core competencies, and highlight current and upcoming cybersecurity innovations.

Speakers include cybersecurity leaders and innovators from both the government and private sectors.  Confirmed speakers are:

Andrew Bochman

Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategies, Idaho National Laboratory

Rick Tracy

Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Telos Corporation

Josh Marpet


Kevin Yin

CEO, SitScape

Mark Terenzoni

CEO, Sqrrl

Asher Kotz

Cybersecurity and International Business Development Manager, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Patrik Maldre

Adjunct Fellow and leading development and launch of the Cyber Defense Initiative, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Temitope Aladesanmi

PhD, 2015/2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow and Administrator, University Internet Services/Data Center at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

J.P. Auffret

Assoc. Director, Center for Assurance Research & Engineering (CARE), Volgenau School of Engineering; and Director, Research Partnerships, School of Business


Reports produced on past Mason-NSF events:

April 30, 2015 Mason-IBM-NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Smart Grid Conference Report

July 11, 2014 Mason-IBM-NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Smart Grid Workshop Report


For questions or more information, please contact key organizers at:

Dr. J.P. Auffret          Director, Research and Grant Initiative, School of Business                                Associate Director, Center of Assurance Research and Engineering                                George Mason University                                Phone: 703-993-5641     Email:


Dr. Angelos Stavrou   Director of Center Assurance Research & Engineering,                                Associate Professor of Computer Science                                George Mason University                                Phone: 703-993-3772     Email:

Have questions about Mason – NSF Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Conference? Contact George Mason University