SINET's annual ITSEF conference is opening today in Silicon Valley. The conference takes as its mission "bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and the Beltway," bringing together leaders in technology, investment, government, and business to discuss challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity. Panels and workshops will take up questions of the most serious emerging threats (including threats to industrial control systems), the use and management of several relatively new approaches to security (including deception, artificial intelligence, and bug bounties), and the rise of information operations and their intersection with other security challenges. We'll be onsite today and tomorrow with news from the conference. Follow @theCyberWire for live tweets from ITSEF.