As China seeks to advance its economic and military interests and challenge the US’s global leadership and influence, it increasingly turns to cyberspace to conduct malicious and disruptive activities against the US and its allies. China’s aggressive and sophisticated cyber operations include stealing sensitive data, intellectual property, and emerging technologies from various sectors, such as defense, health, education, and infrastructure. Now, China is positioning itself to disrupt or damage US critical infrastructure in the event of a geopolitical crisis or conflict. The government, military, private sector, and academia must cooperate to protect their networks and data from Chinese intrusion. This in-person summit will bring cybersecurity scholars, military and academic researchers, and senior military leaders together for a candid discussion of emerging Chinese threats and strategic response options in cyberspace.

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Marsh from National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs, the event will include two open-to-the-public panel discussions on different aspects of China’s maneuvers in cyberspace and conclude with a networking lunch.

This event is presented in partnership with the University of South Florida Global and National Security Institute as part of a new series titled, Fifth Domain: CYBR, to examine issues of modern cyberwarfare, bringing the work of academic scholars and researchers to the benefit of military leadership to help inform and guide strategic policymaking.

Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance.



  • December 7, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • USF CAMLS Tampa Downtown
  • Free - $60