Cyber Resilience Summit

The Consortium for IT Software Quality hosts the Cyber Resilience Summit semiannually in Washington, DC to brief Federal IT leaders and policy makers on IT/cyber risk standards. The events are held in the Spring (March) and Fall (October). In June 2017 CISQ brought the well-attended IT leadership event to Brussels, Belgium to brief European leaders from government and industry. Registration is open to the public.


The Cyber Resilience Summit program focuses on standards and best practices for measuring risk and quality in IT-intensive programs from the standpoint of productivity, software assurance, overall quality and system/mission risk. Discussions expose proven methods and tools of incorporating such standard quality metrics into the IT software development, sustainment and acquisition processes.



Upcoming event:


Cyber Resilience Summit: Modernizing and Securing Government IT

October 19, 2017 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA



Previously held events:


Cyber Resilience Summit: Measuring and Managing Software Risk, Security and Technical Debt

June 6, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium


Cyber Resilience Summit: Securing Systems inside the Perimeter

March 21, 2017 in Reston, Virginia, USA




Speakers at the Cyber Resilience Summits include:

  • Dr. Paul Nielsen, Director and CEO, Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
  • Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
  • John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)
  • Dr. J. Michael Gilmore,¬†Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
  • John Hickey, CIO and Risk Management Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
  • Don Davidson, Chief, Lifecycle Risk Management & Cybersecurity/Acquisition Integration Division, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Kris Britton, Director, NSA Center for Assured Software
  • Emile Monette, Director, Government-wide Cyber Security, Resilience, and Risk, Office of Government-wide Policy, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dr. David Bray, CIO, Federal Communications Commission
  • Joe Jarzombek, Global Manager, Software Supply Chain Management, Synopsys Software Integrity Group, former Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • And more