CSDE Forum: Bots, Things & Cybersecurity | Advancing Global Policy in a 5G World

Thursday, November 21
11:30 to 1:30PM (ET)
Washington Court Hotel

Lunch starts at 11:30 AM (ET)
Program starts at 12 PM (ET)

Register to attend in-person here.
Register to attend via the livestream here.

Join the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) to hear communications, technology and policy leaders discuss the role of industry innovators in advancing global policy objectives for combating botnets and reducing cyber threats to the Internet of Things.

CSDE also is releasing the 2020 edition of the International Botnet and IoT Security Guide.  Built upon the success of last year’s Guide – the Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations recognized the guide for promoting multi-stakeholder collaboration – the new edition includes specific recommendations for IoT device security.

Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom

Diane Rinaldo, Assistant Secretary, NTIA (Acting)

Panel: Influencing Global Policy and Collaboration on IOT and Botnets
Christopher Boyer, Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
Kathryn Condello, Sr. Director, NS/EP, CenturyLink
John Godfrey, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung
Eric Wenger, Director, Cybersecurity & Privacy Policy, Cisco
• Moderator: Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity, USTelecom

Michael Bergman, Vice President, Technology & Standards, CTA
Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity, USTelecom

About the International Botnet and IoT Security Guide 2020. The first CSDE International Botnet Guide, released in November of 2018, is among the world’s leading initiatives to dramatically reduce destructive botnet attacks. The 2020 edition will include specific recommendations for Internet of Things (IoT) device security, based on the CSDE’s landmark white paper – the C2 Consensus – endorsed by leading organizations representing thousands of companies.


CSDE International Anti-Botnet Report: A Path to Securing our Digital Economy

On November 29, 2018, the Council to Secure the Digital Economy released the International Anti-Botnet Guide. Industry experts discussed the development of the report and strategies for government and industry collaboration on combating cyber threats domestically and internationally.

Welcome Remarks: 

  • Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity, USTelecom


  • Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)           

Panel 1: The Development of the International Anti-Botnet Guide

  • Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom
  • Dean Garfield, President and CEO, ITI
  • Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA
  • Moderator: Michaela Ross, Homeland Security reporter, Bloomberg Government

 Panel 2: Implementation of Anti-Botnet Capabilities

  • Nat Bongiovanni, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer, NTT DATA Federal Services, Inc.
  • Kathryn Condello, Senior Director, National Security/Emergency Preparedness, CenturyLink
  • Jason Boswell, CISSP, Head of Security & Digital Transformation Consulting, Ericsson
  • John Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Samsung
  • Chris Baker, Principal of Threat Intelligence, Oracle
  • Lorie Wigle, Vice President of Software and Services & General Manager of IoT Security, Intel
  • Moderator: Michael Bergman, Senior Director, Technology & Standards, CTA

Closing Remarks: 

  • John Miller, Vice President, Global Policy & Law, ITI