2023 Cyber Defense Matrix Conference

Wednesday, February 22nd

Gaylord Texan, Dallas TX

The inaugural Cyber Defense Matrix Conference will bring together up to 60  senior security leaders, practitioners, and fans of The Cyber Defense Matrix for an intimate, full day of presentations, case studies, and hands-on workshops. Attendees will hear from speakers that have successfully implemented various use cases of the Cyber Defense Matrix. Attendees will also have the chance to collaborate directly with their peers and with the Matrix’s creator, Sounil Yu. 

Space is extremely limited, and tickets are $150 and will be assigned by application only.

We plan to record the sessions, so all applicants (whether given a ticket or not) will receive access to the recordings (you'll just miss out on the hands-on workshops and the real-time interaction.)

Who should apply to attend?

We are prioritizing applicants with a clear and demonstrable interest in implementing the Cyber Defense Matrix. Because the goal is share and exchange insights, preference will be given to those that have attempted to put the Cyber Defense Matrix to use. We want everyone to contribute to the discussions during the sessions and workshops. Practitioners and leaders of all seniority levels are encouraged to apply. All applicants to the inaugural conference will be given priority consideration for future in-person and virtual Cyber Defense Matrix events.

Featured Speakers (preliminary list)



Sounil Yu

Chief Information Security Officer

Sounil Yu is the CISO and Head of Research at JupiterOne. Previously, he was CISO-in-Residence at YL Ventures and Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America. He created the Cyber Defense Matrix and the DIE Triad, which are reshaping approaches to cybersecurity. He's a Board Member of the FAIR Institute and SCVX; co-chairs Art into Science: A Conference on Defense; is a visiting fellow at GMU Scalia Law School's National Security Institute; teaches at Yeshiva University; and advises many startups.



Robert Brown

Information Security Executive 

Robert Brown leads a global team of technology professionals for the cybersecurity program at TD Bank. For the 10 years prior to this role, Robert led a large team at Bank of America, and was the CISO for the largest wholesale credit union. Robert says he is lucky to have been able to blend his vocation and career, as he is passionate about storytelling and cybersecurity. 



Adrian Sanabria

Director of Product Management 

Adrian is an experienced security professional with nearly two decades of industry experience in IT and cybersecurity. Adrian loves to research and seek out meaningful patterns in all things. His most recent research seeks to understand why security defenses continue to fail in many organizations and look for ways to make defense easier on practitioners.




Robert Wood

Chief Information Security Officer

Robert Wood is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He leads enterprise cyber security, compliance, privacy, and counter intelligence functions at CMS and ensures the Agency complies with secure IT requirements while encouraging innovation.


Special thanks to all the sponsors that have made this event possible.

Alpha Square Group
Right of Boom