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Celebrating 10 Years

November 15, 2024

6:30PM Reception | 7:30PM Awards Dinner

The Year's Most Bespoke
Gala for Cybersecurity & Technology Leaders

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The 2024 ICIT Gala & Benefit

T h e P r o g r a m
6:30 PM  | Aperitif & Amuse Bouche Reception
7:30 PM  | Dinner & Honorees Awards
9:00 PM  | Reception and Dess


The Annual ICIT Gala and Benefit is an intimate, invitation-only gathering of legislative, federal agency, and private sector leaders committed to national security, digital transformation, and critical infrastructure resiliency.


This black-tie event will celebrate the accomplishments of the most influential members of our community as well as the efforts ICIT, a non-profit andnon-partisan think tank dedicated to improving the security and resiliency of critical infrastructure that provides for people’s foundational needs.

The funds raised from this Benefit will be used to help sustain and grow the Institute’s initiatives including its free publications and educational events.  

Honoring the most influential cybersecurity leaders of our community 


2023 Pioneer Award

Venice Goodwine

Chief Information Officer 

Department of the Air Force

ICIT Pioneer Award

ICIT's Top Honor is awarded to a globally recognized individual whose leadership and lifetime commitment to public service has fortified critical infrastructures and transformed national security.

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2023 Pinnacle Award

Edna Conway

CEO EMC Advisors

fmr Chief Security & Risk Officer,

Microsoft Cloud

ICIT Pinnacle Award

Awarded to an individual whose career has led them to the highest levels of the cybersecurity sector and whose contributions to the nation include a legacy of frameworks, guidance, publications, or other artifacts that will strengthen public and private critical infrastructures for generations to come.

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2023 Impact Award

Undersecretary Robert Silvers

Office of Policy

Department of Homeland Security

ICIT Impact Award

Awarded to an individual whose work has significantly impacted a specific sector, cluster of sectors, or agency through technical excellence, innovation, and exceptional leadership.

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2023 Excellence in Action Award

Harry Krejsa

Assistant National Cyber Director for Strategy & Research

Executive Office of the President

ICIT Excellence in Action Award

Awarded to an individual who has contributed to consequential national security programs and whose personal qualities make them an exceptional candidate for future, high-profile leadership positions.  

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Celebrate with the most
influential members of our community, as well as the efforts of today’s most impactful cybersecurity leaders.

Your Membership & Donations Keeps Our Research Free and Supports Our Mission is To Defend National Security & Empower Future Cybersecurity Leaders

Ways to Support ICIT & Our Mission

Our Mission

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C., is a modern, non-partisan think tank working to create a world where thriving local communities meet society's basic needs like food, water, energy, healthcare, transportation, communications, and financial services.

Our mission is to improve the resiliency of our Nation’s 16 critical infrastructure sectors, defend our democratic institutions, and empower owner-operators and governments to succeed.

Our Community

Your support ensures ICIT can continue to produce objective, non-partisan research and education which is freely available to anyone interested in critical infrastructure resiliency.

Funds raised at the Gala & Benefit support programs including our Digital Library, Briefings, and other Educational Initiatives.

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ICIT Fellow Message

"My participation with ICIT has been one of the most impactful things I have done to educate and influence not only the public but the legislature regarding cyber risks and better ways to manage/mitigate those risks.  The mission and values of ICIT align with my personal perspectives and I am proud to be a fellow with the institute."

Malcolm Harkins
ICIT Fellow
Former CISO Intel / Chief Security & Trust Officer
Epiphany Systems
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