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CSDE International Anti-Botnet Report: A Path to Securing our Digital Economy


  • In-person:  700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, 7th floor conference center, Washington, DC 20003
  • Online: live stream
  • Light refreshments will be served

Join CSDE for the release of the International Anti-Botnet Report. Industry experts will discuss the development of the report and strategies for government and industry collaboration on combating cyber threats domestically and internationally.


  • Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity, USTelecom


  • Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Panel 1: The Development of the International Anti-Botnet Guide

  • Jonathan Spalter, President and CEO, USTelecom
  • Dean Garfield, President and CEO, ITI
  • Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA
  • Moderator: Michaela Ross, Homeland Security reporter, Bloomberg Government

Panel 2: Implementation of Anti-Botnet Capabilities

  • Nat Bongiovanni, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer, NTT DATA Federal Services, Inc.
  • Kathryn Condello, Senior Director, National Security/Emergency Preparedness, CenturyLink
  • Jason Boswell, CISSP, Head of Security & Digital Transformation Consulting Services, North America, Ericsson
  • John Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Samsung
  • Chris Baker, Data Scientist, Threat Intelligence, Oracle
  • Lorie Wigle, Vice President of Software and Services & General Manager of IoT Security, Intel
  • Moderator: Michael Bergman, Sr. Director, Technology and Standards, CTA


  • John Miller, ITI


About CSDE

The Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE) brings together companies from across the information and communications technology (ICT) sector to combat increasingly sophisticated and emerging cyber threats through collaborative actions. Founding partners include Akamai, AT&T, CA Technologies, CenturyLink, Cisco, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, NTT, Oracle, Samsung, SAP, Telefonica and Verizon.

CSDE is coordinated by USTelecom and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).