The Eleventh Annual Cyber Warfare Symposium
At the Columbia University Faculty House in New York City on October 18th, 2023

The Eleventh Annual Cyber Warfare Symposium

Join our annual one-day event with world class speakers on the issues of cyber warfare at the Columbia University Faculty House in New York City on October 18th, 2023. This event provides attendees with unparalleled learning and insights from cyber, business, regulatory, insurance, judicial, law enforcement, and military perspectives.


JLCW will donate 80% of the revenue from the conference to nonprofits that assist systemically marginalized communities in the fields of cyber warfare.


October 18th, 2023

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Securing Justice: Cybersecurity in the Legal System

This panel offers attendees a rare opportunity to hear current and former federal and state court judges engage in a wide-ranging discussion of cybersecurity issues and topics. Hear directly from sitting members of the Judiciary on their thought processes and decision-making considerations when issuing cybersecurity-related rulings. The panel will also provide insight into where they believe the often slow to adopt legal landscape is headed in the ever-changing cybersphere. This is an opportunity for all those who operate in the cyber realm to hear from and ask these decision-makers and thought leaders how they foresee the cyber legal frontier emerging.

10:05 AM-11:15 AM

Insuring the Digital Future: Cyber Insurance in an Evolving Threat Landscape

This panel will cover cyber insurance, including risks, exposures, development of claim activity, and trends specific to data and network security and cyber-attacks by state actors. This informative session on essential cyber coverage topics will ensure attendees have the type of comprehensive information and understanding needed to flourish in an ever-changing environment. Participants will be able to ask questions to, and hear answers from brokers, underwriters, and claims adjusters regarding the complex and evolving cybersecurity insurance market, including the risks involved and the policy language issues around cyber insurance.

11:25 AM-12:40 PM

From Breaches to Resilience: CISOs on Cybersecurity and its Ethical Responsibilities

By the time this panel is held in October, the cybersecurity posture of the corporate world will have changed, and new significant incidents experienced. This panel of rockstar Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) will discuss these currently unknown issues and incidents. However, more importantly, they will offer practical strategies they deploy to help secure their organization. This panel will share their perspective from the front lines, discussing dangerous new attack techniques and what they believe is coming next. The panel also will share strategies and techniques they use to communicate effectively with non-cyber folks about their cyber program.

12:40 PM-1:25 PM


1:25 PM-2:55 PM

Securing Nations: Practitioner Perspectives on Cyber Warfare

Cyber War and the Law. What does the law have to say about the rules of engagement in the digital battlefield?
Look no further than the current Russia and Ukraine conflict to see first hand how cyberwar and the law is evolving. The rules of engagement seem to be changing. This panel will examine a wide range of topics including when is it appropriate to respond to a cyberattack by launching missiles?

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

From Awareness to Action: Insights from the Board and Advisors

The growing threat of cybercrime has motivated lawmakers to consider how to pass fair laws for both individuals and corporations. The prevalence of cybercrime and the emergence of new laws are forcing boards and their general counsels to work closely with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to make decisions about how to effectively protect the company against cyberattacks, respond to data breaches and other types of attacks, and remain in compliance with applicable data protection laws within their own regions and around the world. Some of the risks that companies depend on their general counsels to help address are the loss of critical data, legal penalties, regulatory penalties, and reputational issues.

4:10 PM-5:25 PM

The Regulatory Frontier: Government Perspectives on Cybersecurity Policy and Enforcement

This panel will cover cybersecurity and privacy regulations and considerations from the perspective of federal regulators, particularly those in the financial sector. Panelists will discuss threats facing the financial industry, cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks, and best practices for protecting these sectors, and what they are looking for from those they regulate.