Mozilla identified that National Cyber Security Awareness Month was the ideal time to showcase its growing role in the DC cybersecurity space and facilitate a productive discourse on the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP) and PATCH Act with Members of Congress, industry leaders and company representatives.
Glen Echo Group recognized the need to cut through the noise of a very busy cybersecurity-focused month with a substantive, standout event that showcased Mozilla’s distinct, new-age brand while simultaneously positioning Mozilla as the leading voice on the VEP issue.
In order to help Mozilla achieve its dual objectives, Glen Echo Group planned, organized and executed Cyber(in)security, an afternoon summit made up of three panel discussions and an armchair discussion featuring distinguished speakers Chris Krebs, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Secretary, National Protection & Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Chris Inglis, Former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency and Micaela Klein, Principal Advisor to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and moderated by journalists representing national publications such as Bloomberg, Wired and The Associated Press. Each panel covered crucial cybersecurity topics such as acquisition, disclosure, and use of vulnerabilities.
Over 100 individuals representing various government agencies, major tech companies, media organizations, think tanks, public interest groups and universities attended the Mozilla Cyber(in)security Summit. The event’s hashtag, #cyberinsecurity, trended in DC throughout the day, garnering a number of media mentions. Just a few weeks after the Summit, when the White House acted on this important issue, Mozilla’s role as a thought leader was showcased in publications including The Washington Post, Wired, The Hill, Gizmodo, and POLITICO, among others.