Mozilla recognized 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.
BeInformed. In order to help Mozilla achieve its objectives, Glen Echo Group planned, organized and executed Cyber(in)security, an afternoon summit made up of three panel discussions covering crucial cybersecurity topics such as acquisition, disclosure and use of vulnerabilities, in addition to an armchair discussion between Denelle Dixon, Mozilla's Chief Business and Legal Officer and Micaela Klein, Principal Advisor to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI).
The Mozilla Cyber(in)security Summit saw over 100 attendees with a packed room throughout the afternoon and evening. The day featured three 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). It also featured moderators from national publications such as Bloomberg, Wired and The Associated Press and a diverse group of panelists and attendees including representatives from government, major tech companies, media organizations, think tanks, public interest groups and universities. On a very busy day in Washington, #cyberinsecurity became a trending hashtag in DC and garnered a number of media mentions. The event also positioned Mozilla as the leading voice on the VEP issue and, just a few weeks later 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.
You can watch video of the event here.