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). CISQ launched a similar Summit in Europe to brief EU governments and NATO.


The 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 in October 2018
Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA



Previously held events:


Cyber Resilience Summit: Strategies to Modernize & Secure Government IT
March 20, 2018 in Reston, VA


Cyber Resilience Summit: Modernizing and Securing Government IT

October 19, 2017 in Arlington, VA


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)
  • Tony Scott, former Federal Chief Information Officer
  • Greg Smithberger, CIO/CTO, National Security Agency
  • Donald Freese, FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Information Technology
  • Jeffrey Eisensmith, CISO, DHS OCIO
  • Jack Wilmer, Cyber lead for American Technology Council, White House OSTP
  • Ken Bible, Deputy CIO, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Jose Arrieta, Director, Office of IT 70 Schedule Contract Operations, GSA
  • 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. Ron Ross, Computer Scientist and Fellow, NIST
  • Emile Monette, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Acquisition Advisor, DHS OCISO
  • 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