Cybersecurity Symposium

To understand what is happening in cybersecurity today, all you need to do is read the headlines. Cyber-attacks have intensified in frequency, sophistication, and severity. Corporations, networks, and individuals are under constant attack by cyber-threats globally. Internet services and communications have been impeded by attackers, causing disruption and uncertainty for millions of users. It is not just the big companies who are being attacked—small- and medium-sized companies may be seen as easier targets or stepping stones in attacking larger networks.

Cable operators play an important role in maintaining very large networks that are used globally by organizations, companies, and consumers. Threats are always present and countermeasures are being offered to ensure the security of communications moving across our networks. The Cybersecurity pre-conference symposium will discuss these threats and how they pertain to the cable networks. Learn how to protect and defend these networks from attacks and hear a number of cable operator case studies that will speak to how cable operators are securing their networks.

The pre-conference symposium is presented in partnership with CableLabs®.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
9:00 am–4:15 pm
Separate registration required



Schedule of Events

9:00–9:15 am Opening Remarks
9:15–9:45 am Keynote: Strategies and Solutions
John N. Stewart, Senior Vice President, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
9:45–10:30 am
10:30–10:45 am Break
10:45–11:45 am Republican National Convention: What it Takes to Protect a Political Event
Trace Hollifield, Director of Enterprise Security, Bright House Networks
Since the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC) was held in Tampa, the RNC used Bright House’s networks for all of its communications (video, audio, and data). This session will discuss what Bright House did in order to ensure the networks were up and available during this event. It will cover cybersecurity to physical security to teamwork with law enforcement agencies.
11:45 am–12:45 pm Boxed Lunch and Networking
12:45–1:45 pm NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Donna Dodson, Chief Cyber Security Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Susan Joseph, Principal Security Architect, CableLabs®
Matt Tooley, Vice President of Broadband Technology, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
This session will give an overview of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and how it can be applied by small-to-medium cable operators.
1:45–2:45 pm International Cybersecurity
Sean Groenewald, Vice President, Information Security, Liberty Global
This session will discuss the current processes and procedures of implementing cybersecurity within international member companies.
2:45–3:00 pm Break
3:00–4:00 pm Maintaining Networks During the Olympics: Use Case
Bill Sweeney, Principal Security Engineer, Comcast
This session will cover lessons learned from Comcast maintaining the network for live and continuing viewing of the Olympics.
4:00–4:15 pm CableLabs® and SCTE Current and Future Efforts
Michael Glenn, Director, Global Cybersecurity Initiatives, CableLabs
Derek DiGiacomo, Senior Director, Information Systems and Energy Management Program, SCTE
This session will provide an update on the current and future efforts of CableLabs and SCTE in cybersecurity.

(Schedule subject to change)