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Mission Statement

Our mission is to position NVTC and its members involved with the development of cyber security solutions and services as industry thought leaders and go-to resources for those looking to learn more on this critical topic (including the media). The primary focus of this committee is to educate and provide best practices on all aspects of cyber security. Through educational forums and insightful dialogue with NVTC members, the committee will become a valuable resource for those in the Northern Virginia technology community who want to stay updated on the current issues and developments that pertain to cyber security.

Committee Leaders

Carter Schoenberg

Richard Tracy

Board Liaison
Evan Weisel
W2 Communications

Board Liaison
John Wood


Committee Meetings - Northern Virginia Technology Council April 15, 2015

The Governor's Commission on Cyber Security

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Morrison Foerster
1650 Tysons Blvd, 4th Floor
McLean , VA

Speaker: Paul Tiao, Partner, Hunton & Williams

Paul Tiao is a partner in the Hunton & Williams Washington office. His practice focuses on investigations, litigation, regulations, policy and legislation relating to a wide range of homeland security and privacy issues, including cyber intrusions, data breaches, intellectual property violations, criminal cases, electronic surveillance, FOIA and data privacy. Tiao regularly advises clients based in Northern Virginia, and frequently works closely with colleagues in the McLean and Richmond offices on cybersecurity, physical security, insurance relating to physical and cyber threats, the SAFETY Act and other issues.

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Tiao served as special counsel and then senior counselor for Cybersecurity and Technology to the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In that position, he advised the FBI director on operational, policy and legal issues, and represented the FBI in discussions with other agencies, the White House, Congress and industry.

Prior to the FBI, Tiao served as Judiciary Committee Counsel to the Assistant Majority Leader in the U.S. Senate, where he wrote legislation and provided advice on criminal and national security issues. He is a former assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Maryland. At the U.S. Attorney's Office, Tiao investigated and prosecuted cyber intrusions, intellectual property violations, white collar fraud, organized crime, drug trafficking and violent crimes. He also served as the coordinator of computer hacking and intellectual property cases.

Tiao began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then served as a trial attorney in the honors program of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. In between stints in the government, he was in private practice at a large law firm handling civil and criminal litigation matters involving complex technology.

Tiao is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity law and policy at George Washington University, and an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He also was recently appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cybersecurity.

May 20, 2015

7:30 a.m. Networking
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program
Morrison Foerster
1650 Tysons Blvd, 4th Floor
McLean , VA

A growing concern amongst senior government stakeholders is the risk associated with conducting mission objectives with third party business partners. Change management is not simply a process for documenting changes to your IT infrastructure. Understanding the impacts to user functionality is not limited to just the device being changed. The ability to understand "Enterprise" level risk requires a better understanding of business/ mission operations.

In this session, attendees will have the following takeaways:

  • Gain insight into the challenges the Library of Congress has faced and continues to face on the topic of change management
  • Lessons learned enabling greater operational fidelity
  • Gain insight into the evolving threat landscape associated with 3rd party business associates and expectations of your government customer

Sean Lang, Chief Information Security Officer, Library of Congress


Platinum Sponsors: Morrison & Foerster; Telos Corporation
Gold Sponsor: Hunton & Williams
Silver Sponsors: Iron Bow Technologies; W2 Communications
Media Partner: Capital Business

For more information about sponsorships for this committee, click here

June 17, 2015

Speaker TBD

Networking begins at 7:30 AM
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Morrison Foerster
1650 Tysons Blvd, 4th Floor
McLean , VA

Upcoming Events

Committee Events - Northern Virginia Technology Council
Cybersecurity & Privacy Committee Event
June 3, 2015

Registration: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
Meeting: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, VA
More Information

To see the entire lineup of NVTC Events click here.

Event Archives

October 15, 2014

January 29, 2013
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device or Bring Your Own Disaster?

April 11, 2012
The Anatomy of an Enterprise Cyberattack


Cyberattacks on the upswing
FCW | Amber Corrin
October 9, 2012

White House Unveils Initiative to Fight Computer Viruses
Bloomberg | Eric Engleman
May 30, 2012

Thrift Savings Plan hackers could be targeting other government data
Nextgov | Aliya Sternstein
May 29, 2012

40% of U.S. government Web sites fail security test
Network World, Inc.
March 15, 2012

U.S. report says China has tested its cyberattack capabilities
The Seattle Times
March 7, 2012

NSA Chief Seeks Bigger Cybersecurity Role
The Wall Street Journal
February 27, 2012

Nearly 30 percent say breaches resulted in medical identity theft, new Ponemon report finds
Dark Reading
February 16, 2012

Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach
The Wall Street Journal
February 14, 2012

FBI Director Says Cyberthreat Will Surpass Threat From Terrorists
ABC News
January 31, 2012

Report Ranks U.S. 4th Among 23 Countries in Cyber Defense
Gannett Government Media Corporation
January 31, 2012

BREAKING: State's John Streufert will become new director of the DHS National Cybersecurity Division.
Exclusive: State's Streufert moving to DHS Friday
January 13, 2012

Department Of Energy Launches Initiative With Industry To Better Protect The Nation's Electric Grid From Cyber Threats
eNews Park Forest
January 6, 2012

Mobile, social engineering top data security management concerns
January 10, 2012

Why Iran Didn't Admit Stuxnet Was an Attack
NDU Press
October 2011