Tech advancements and increased sophistication of cyberattacks highlight both the value of and the need for greater cyber resiliency. In response to the ever-changing threat landscape, we’ve seen a significant evolution of government, so it’s time to recognize those driving innovation and advancing our nation’s cyber security. Socialize with cyber professionals across government and industry at Morton’s The Steakhouse on May 18 and celebrate the Cyber Defenders Award winners.

Join MeriTalk for an evening of networking and honoring individuals who have made significant contributions across cyber programs in Federal IT, all while enjoying a cigar and cocktail on Morton’s patio. The Morton’s dining room is also available for dinner reservations onsite.

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As we return to in-person events, MeriTalk is committed to providing our guests with a safe and healthy atmosphere. All guests must register ahead of the event or be prepared to register onsite. We are working closely with Morton’s Steakhouse and following local guidance and safety precautions. We ask that anyone exhibiting signs/symptoms of any virus or illness on May 18 please stay home and forego the event. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the safety and comfort level of all other attendees.

May 18, 2023
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Morton’s The Steakhouse

Cyber Smoke benefits
USO National Capital District


Blackberry Cybersecurity
Cisco - Blue
Fortinet Federal

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Cyber Smoke May 2023

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

1050 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Parking is available at the Washington Square Garage, located on 18th St. between K and L Streets.

Event Enquiries
703-883-9000 ext. 154