4th Annual
New York City Harbor Cruise

Charity Benefit for FBI Fallen Heroes
September 28, 2023 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST

A Charity Event for Cyber Security Professionals

Space is limited and will be served on a first come, first served basis. A donation will be made to the FBI Fallen Heroes Foundation on behalf of each attendee

You won’t want to miss this awesome event!

We are so excited to bring back this charitable event! You and a +1 are invited to join Consortium Networks, our partners and your peers for an evening on the Cloud Nine IV – a 135 ft., custom-built cruiser. We will take a 3-hour cruise around NYC, that will include dinner, cocktails, and networking. There will also be an incredible lineup of experts speaking on the new threat landscape, leadership, and leveraging information sharing to protect your networks

During this event you will hear from two highly qualified and respected speakers, National Security Contributor, Clint Watts, and Commander Kirk Lippold of the USS Cole.



SkyPort Marina – East 23rd
Ship: Cloud 9 IV

23rd Street & FDR Drive
New York, NY 10010


Clint Watts

Clint Watts is the leader of Microsoft’s Digital Threat Analysis Center (DTAC). Clint leads the team’s efforts to detect and disrupt foreign malign influence efforts affecting democracies around the world. Prior to joining DTAC, Clint was the founder of Miburo, a digital analysis and consulting company acquired by Microsoft in July 2022.

Clint is a former U.S. Army infantry officer, FBI Special Agent, Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC), consultant to the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB), and analyst supporting the U.S. Intelligence  Community and U.S. Special Operations Command.

Clint also acts as a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC and author of the book, Messing With The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News. Clint’s writing has appeared in a range of publications to include the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The
Daily Beast, Politico, Lawfare, War On The Rocks and the Huffington Post.

Commander Kirk S. Lippold, USN (Ret)

Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. This event is widely recognized as one of the most brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.

Kirk is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and received his commission in the Navy in 1981.  He served on several ships, including a tank landing ship and guided missile cruisers and destroyers. He attended the Navy Postgraduate School where he received a Master of Science in Systems Engineering and a 1994 graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

Currently, Commander Lippold is the president of Lippold Strategies, LLC and is a renowned inspirational leadership speaker and has appeared on numerous domestic and international news networks speaking about critical national security issues affecting our nation. He is also the author of Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole, that recounts the story of Al Qaeda’s bombing of his ship and the continuing ramifications for our national security.

This event is sponsored by Consortium Networks and our partners, who offer the very best solutions in the industry: