This year’s Asymmetric Threats symposium series seeks to bring together government, civilian and industry authorities for expert exchange on counter-attack strategies against threats “at every level,” Ken Asbury, CACI International president and CEO, said Wednesday.
The symposium, entitled, “Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Critical Infrastructure Strategies for National Security,” will be held on October 1 at the Gannett Conference Center in McLean, Virginia.
“CACI and our co-sponsors, the Association of Old Crows and the Center for Security Policy, continue our thought leadership in the critical area of national security with our joint support for the (annual event),” Asbury said.
According to CACI, the topic lineup will revolve around measures to defend the country’s information technology infrastructure against cyber and EW offensives while maintaining U.S. military dominance.
Frank Gaffney, CSP president and founder, expects the conference to help pinpoint the high-risk areas and kick-start mitigation efforts.
“The vulnerabilities of America’s electric and other critical infrastructures to asymmetric attack and naturally occurring events could give rise to existential threats to the nation,” he said, adding, “This conference should make an important contribution to identifying and encouraging the needed corrective actions.”
CACI has been holding the Asymmetric Threat series since 2008.