2020 National Cyber Summit
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Call for Presenters


The National Cyber Summit is a multi-track cybersecurity event held annually with an expectation of over 1900 participants and more than 60 exhibitors. The event features 5 tracks dedicated to technical, organizational, and research topics to address the entire cyber threat landscape.

Who Should Submit?

If you have developed or are building a practical solution to problems in any of the following: cybercrime investigation and analysis; cyber incident response; digital forensics and analysis; legal problems, issues, or innovations; or problems related to infrastructure protection, then we invite you to submit.

Types of Submissions

Keynote Sessions: Speakers selected as a keynote speaker will address the attendees in the general plenary session.

Lightning Rounds/Demonstrations: Pitch your latest tools and techniques in a rapid-fire, 15-min demonstration live on one of the Lighting Round stages. Cost: $100 per session.

Panels: Moderate a panel with a topic relevant to one of the above tracks. Or, submit to be part of an established panel.

Track Sessions: Submissions for Track talks should specify an alignment under one of the below themes:
  • Advanced Manufacturing/SCADA/Supply Chain - This track addresses how manufacturers are adopting new technologies and strategies to meet their customers’ demands and expectations. Including industrial controls, 24/7 IT, protecting automated and dangerous systems, and layered networks.
  • Law Enforcement/Forensics - The Law Enforcement/Forensic track is looking at a wide array of topics that are innovative, engaging, inspiring, and informative for emerging issues confronting the law enforcement profession and the leaders of law enforcement agencies worldwide. We are especially interested in hands-on demonstrations and real experiences topics.
  • Redstone Arsenal Cyber Ecosystem - Track dedicated to showcasing cybersecurity thought leaders who reside in, work with or influence Redstone Arsenal government organizations, and the commercial vendors that support Redstone Arsenal government organizations. Information on Redstone Arsenal cybersecurity strategies, plans, and approaches will be highlighted; as well as opportunities to learn more about how the Redstone Arsenal ecosystem and community, and how to it is driving cybersecurity innovation, regulations, and collaboration.
  • Research- Cyber Security Education - Papers should document research outcomes associated with modern approaches to teaching in the cybersecurity discipline and methods of attracting new populations into cybersecurity education and careers.
  • Research-Cyber Security Technology - Papers should document research outcomes that enhance cybersecurity via contributions to at least one of the following general categories: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, or Recover.
  • Technical - This track includes demos, how-to's, and bug reports, that address biggest challenges facing organizations today such as IT evolution, functional security and more. If you have an exciting initiative, case study or success story, we want to hear about it!

Training Session: The summit opens with 2 days of training. Training submissions can be 1 or 2 days.

Tips for being selected as a speaker this year:

  • We prefer sessions that are technically intermediate and advanced. Those looking to provide a sales pitch should submit for a Lightning Round session.
  • Track sessions should include live demonstrations with guidance on how the audience can implement what was demonstrated in their own environments.
  • Apply early as speaking spots will be awarded monthly starting in December until all spots are full. (Spots were filled by February for the 2018 and 2019 programs.)

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Dates to Remember

  • Speaker selection and agenda population begin November 1, 2019.
  • Final notice of acceptance will be provided not later than January 31, 2020.