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Join us in McLean, VA for Impact.

And hear from world-leading academics about their latest research on the human aspect of cyber security.

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Every year, CybSafe hosts IMPACT—a free conference that puts the latest research on the human aspect of cybersecurity on center stage.

Like its predecessors, the first USA IMPACT will bring researchers together to share knowledge on their understanding of the human factor in cybersecurity with industry experts, security practitioners, and policymakers.

Working together with MITRE, NCA and NIST to facilitate networking, collaboration, and real change on personal, organizational, and policy levels.

Our speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Michelle Mazurek

Dr Michelle Mazurek

Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland

Oz Alashe MBE

Oz Alashe MBE

CEO & Founder, CybSafe

Dr Julie Haney

Dr Julie Haney

Human-Centered Cybersecurity Program Lead, NIST

Dr Josiah Dykstra

Dr Josiah Dykstra

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Trail of Bits

Dr Rick Wash

Dr Rick Wash

Associate Professor of Information, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr Deanna Caputo

Dr Deanna Caputo

Chief Scientist for Insider Threat Capabilities, MITRE

Dr Jason Nurse

Dr Jason Nurse

Director of Science and Research, CybSafe

Lisa Plaggemier

Lisa Plaggemier

Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance

Donald McFarlane

Donald McFarlane

Cybersecurity Consultant, McFarlane Associates LLC 

Juhi Ramireddi

Juhi Ramireddi

Engineering Manager, Product Security, Peloton Interactive

Sasha Romanosky

Sasha Romanosky

Senior Policy Researcher, RAND

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

Manager, Security Services, Steward Health Care System

Debby Briggs

Debby Briggs

VP, CISO, NETSCOUT

Our agenda

9.30 - 10.00

Arrival and registration

Impact USA 2024 Oz Alashe

10.00 - 10.10

Welcome

Oz Alashe MBE, CEO & Founder, CybSafe

Impact USA 2024 Dr Deanna

10.10 - 10.50

From awareness to action

Equipping employees to spot and report malicious elicitations

Dr Deanna Caputo, Chief Scientist for Insider Threat Capabilities, MITRE

Impact USA 2024 Julie Haney

10.50 - 11.30

From ivory tower to real world

Building bridges between research and practice in human-centered cybersecurity

Dr Julie Haney, Human-Centered Cybersecurity Program Lead, NIST

11.30 - 11.45

Break

Impact USA 2024 Josiah

11.45 - 12.25

Shooting yourself in the fortress

How we sabotage ourselves with misguided views on human behavior

Dr Josiah Dykstra, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Trail of Bits

12.25 - 13.10

Panel Discussion

Our panel will discuss the topics covered in the preceding presentations. They’ll analyse the themes, and share what they see as most important takeaways for how the ideas can be applied in the work place.

Moderator – Oz Alashe, CEO, CybSafe

Debby Briggs, VP, CISO, NETSCOUT

Donald MacFarlane, Cybersecurity Consultant, McFarlane Associates LLC

Sasha Romanosky, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND

Impact USA 2024 Oz Alashe
Impact USA 2024 Debby Briggs
Impact USA 2024 Donald Macfarlane
Impact USA 2024 Sasha Romanosky

13.10 - 14.10

Networking lunch

Impact USA 2024 Rick Wash

14.10 - 14.50

Rethink or sink

Unravelling the human side of phishing detection

Dr Rick Wash, Associate Professor of Information, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Impact USA 2024 Michelle Mazurek

14.50 - 15.40

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The security advice fiasco

A rallying cry for experts, practitioners, and researchers

Dr Michelle Mazurek, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland

15.40 - 15.55

Break

15.55 - 16.45

Panel Discussion

Our panel will discuss the topics covered in the preceding presentations. They’ll analyse the themes, and share what they see as most important takeaways for how the ideas can be applied in the work place.

Moderator – Oz Alashe, CEO, CybSafe

Juhi Ramiraddi, Engineering Manager, Product Security, Peloton Interactive

Josh Gordon, Manager, Security Services, Steward Health Care System

Lisa Plaggemier, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance

Impact USA 2024 Oz Alashe
Impact USA 2024 Juhi Ramireddi
Impact USA 2024 Josh Gordon
Impact USA 2024 Lisa Plaggemeir
Impact USA 2024 Oz Alashe

16.45 - 17.00

Close

Oz Alashe MBE, CEO & Founder, CybSafe

17.00 - 19.00

Networking drinks

Virginia, USA

21st March 2024

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Conference: 10am – 5pm

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Networking lunch: 1.10pm – 2.10pm

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Networking drinks: 5pm – 7pm

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Venue: McLean/MITRE 2 Building, 7525 Colshire Drive, McLean, Virginia. 22102

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