KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Oct. 11 • 9:00 am • Ballroom C–D

Keynote Address: Thriving in the Cyber Age

Join Chris Inglis, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Center for Cyber Security Studies, US Naval Academy, and former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, as he explores the big questions we face in our new, hyper-connected world. What drives the cyber revolution? Why does it matter? What we need to do to create resilient cyber systems across people, technology, and the doctrine comprising them? To answer these questions, Mr. Inglis will draw from his experience with NSA and his subsequent work researching cybersecurity trends, in private sector security as a member of several public boards, and in cyber education as the US Naval Academy’s Robert and Mary M. Looker Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies. 


About John C. (Chris) Inglis

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Center for Cyber Security Studies
United States Naval Academy

John C. (Chris) Inglis is a former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency who currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Academy’s Center for Cyber Security Studies.  He began his career at the NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center and was promoted to the agency’s Senior Executive Service in 1997.  While at the NSA, he served in a variety of senior leadership assignments, including eight years as its Chief Operating Officer, responsible for guiding strategy, operations and policy.

A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and retired Brigadier General in the US Air Force, Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and the George Washington University.  He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Business School executive development program, the USAF Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers’ School.  Mr. Inglis is a member of the Securonix Strategic Advisory Board, a Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group, and serves on the Board of Directors for FedEx, KeyW, and Huntington Bank.