The first annual symposium features representatives from the national security and cybersecurity communities.

HERNDON, VA – November 19, 2015 – Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has teamed with the Georgetown Security Studies Program (SSP) to present the first annual SSP-Ntrepid Cyber Symposium, featuring the inaugural class of SSP-Ntrepid Fellows and their research. The event, being held on November 19, 2015 at Georgetown University, will feature representatives from the national security and cybersecurity communities, to include prominent members of government, the private sector, think tanks, academia and SSP alumni currently working in these fields.

A networking and cocktail hour at 5:30PM will precede the event’s official beginning at 6:30PM. The feature presentations will be delivered by SSP’s Fall 2015 Ntrepid Cyber Fellows, Brittney Farrar and Marika Van Laan. Following the featured presentations will be a moderated session on “Emerging Trends in Cyber and National Security.” The panel will be moderated by Col. David Fahrenkrug, Security Studies Program Adjunct Faculty, who will be joined by cyber security experts Charlie Englehart, President, Ntrepid Corporation, Joshua Steinman, Operations Manager at ThinAir, and John Lynch, Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice.

Cyber Symposium Agenda:

6:30PM – Opening Remarks
Col. David Maxwell, Associate Director of the Security Studies Program, Georgetown University

6:35PM – Presentation 1: Exploring The Use of Cryptocurrencies by Non-State Violent Actors
Marika Van Lann, Fall 2015 Ntrepid Cyber Fellow

7:00PM – Presentation 2: The Intersection of Cyber Security Policy & Cyber Insurance
Brittney Farrar, Fall 2015 Ntrepid Cyber Fellow

7:30PM – Panel Discussion: Emerging Trends in Cyber and National Security
Moderator: Col. David Fahrenkrug, Security Studies Program Adjunct Faculty
Panelist: Charlie Englehart, President, Ntrepid and SFS Alumni
Panelist: Joshua Steinman, SSP Alumni and Visiting Research Fellow (National Defense University), Operations Manager at ThinAir
Panelist: John Lynch, Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice

The Cyber Symposium will be held in the Mortara Building Conference Room, located at 3600 N St, Washington, DC. For additional information or to register to attend the event, please visit the event page.

In partnership with Ntrepid, the Security Studies Program (SSP) seeks to develop and strengthen the community of student-scholars interested in cybersecurity and subsequently aspires to position its students to be at the forefront of cybersecurity policy research. Participants in the program complete a semester-long research project on salient topics related to cyber research. To support their research, students have access to some of Ntrepid’s unique cyber security and analytical solutions. This fellowship poses a unique opportunity for student fellows to contribute to the quality of cybersecurity research, to engage in community building and mentorship, and to build presentation and briefing skills in addition to possible opportunities for publishing their research.

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