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Cyber 1.3 Will Address Potential Cyberspace Threats and Solutions at all Levels; Register Now

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It is more important now than ever for cyberspace professionals and decision makers to meet and discuss common concerns, goals and solutions to potential cyber threats.

The Space Foundation’s Cyber 1.3 conference is for anyone with an interest in, or responsibilities for, the cyber domain, whether government policymaker, industry executive or military cyber professional/practitioner at any level.

Cyber 1.3 is a full-day conference that takes place on April 8 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., immediately preceding the official opening of the 29th National Space Symposium. Register for Cyber 1.3 now at

Panel Discussions
Topics for discussion among leading cyber professionals will include:

Cyber Pearl Harbor: Who-What-How?
Can the U.S. detect, thwart and respond to a cyber offensive that would leave our nation vulnerable to other, possibly more conventional, offensive efforts? Visions of a “Cyber Pearl Harbor” are forcing decision makers to take steps to avoid such a calamity.

Collateral Damage in Cyber Operations
With cyber becoming a more active arena for military and criminal activity, cyber decision makers need to discuss what can be done to prevent, or at least minimize, the chances of innocent third parties becoming digital collateral damage.

Digital Natives and Their Solutions
Cyber has become increasingly vital to our nation’s day-to-day operations, but also to how the nation defends itself. How does government and industry attract and retain a talented and innovative cadre of young men and women for long-term careers in the cyber domain?

Humans Wanted? Humans Needed? The Future of Cyber
Countless cyber activities take place at the speed of light every second around the globe. Those who are charged with detecting, protecting and responding to negative cyber activity are finding the battle space increasingly crowded and increasingly active. The question needs to be asked, should humans be “in the loop” for timely decisions on handling cyber security threats in real-time?

Joint Cyber Operations with Friends and Allies
Cyber operations should be no different other military areas of collaboration. What can friends and allies learn from each other?

See updates to the Cyber 1.3 agenda here.

The conference includes:

  • A networking breakfast, co-sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton 
  • Featured speaker Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force, and commander, Air Force Network Operations
  • Five panel discussions 
  • A dynamic luncheon speaker 
  • A closing networking reception, co-sponsored by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Aviation Week, Avionics Intelligence, Government Executive Media Group and Space News are Cyber 1.3 media co-sponsors.

Register Now
The rate for active military/government personnel is $395 for the one-day conference; the standard industry rate is $495, which can be combined with Space Symposium registration for additional savings. Register securely online for Cyber 1.3 at


This article is part of Space Watch: February 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 2).