Joining Forces to Tackle Cyber Challenges

The Cyber Central program aired on October 28, 2021 and brought together cyber professionals from across government and industry for virtual conversations about increasingly hot button cyber issues that are top-of-mind in the new Administration, Congress, and wider cyber community. The event showcased both cyber chats and panels that addressed:

  • How agencies can meet the latest security directives outlined in the Administration’s May Cyber EO
  • How prioritization of advancing secure cloud adoption, the CDM dashboard, and critical infrastructure cyber security are vital to stay ahead of breaches
  • What tactics to use for enhancing the Federal cyber security workforce and filling the shortfall in skilled cyber experts across the government
  • What’s next for zero trust, ransomware, modernization, CDM, and more

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October 28, 2021
11:00 am – 2:15 pm
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Hear From…

Baltensperger
Project Manager, CDM Program
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Chris Cochran
Creative Director of Media
Axonius
Sean Connelly
TIC Program Manager and Senior Cybersecurity Architect, CISA
Department of Homeland Security
Cornelius
Senior Professional Staff, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
U.S. Senate
Joanna Dempsey
Director of Cyber Solutions
ECS
Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
Gregory Edwards
Acting Chief Information Security Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Jay Gazlay
Information Security Specialist, CISA
Department of Homeland Security
Grabowski
Acting Program Manager, CDM Program
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
John Harmon
Regional Vice President, Cyber Solutions
Elastic
Nick Hoffman
Regional Manager, Federal Security Sales
Cisco
Lisa Lorenzin
Senior Director of Transformation Strategy
Zscaler
Mike Malaret
Director Sales Engineering, Public Sector
Veritas
Markham
Vice President of Technology
INTEGRITY Global Security
Marian Merritt
Deputy Director
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST
Eric Mill
Senior Advisor to the Federal CIO
Office of Management and Budget
Park
Director, Federal Civilian Agency Programs
Forcepoint
Reilly
Vice President of Public Sector
Gigamon
Matthew Riddle
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Operations
Central Intelligence Agency
Saunders
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity
Office of Personnel Management
Jean Schaffer
Federal Chief Technology Officer
Corelight
Gram Slingbaum
Solutions Engineer, Federal
CyberArk
Tagalicod
Chief, Cybersecurity and Privacy Communications and Engagement
Department of Health and Human Services
David Treece
Director of Solutions Architecture
Yubico
Public Sector Systems Engineering Manager
Duo Security

Agenda

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Boyd
Principal, Government Programs
MeriTalk
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The Administration’s Cyber EO puts major emphasis on installing endpoint detection and response capabilities on Federal networks – one of the hallmark functions of the CDM program. Tune-in to hear from one of the integral members of the CDM leadership team, Acting Program Manager, Richard Grabowski, as he shares his thoughts on the improvement of network defense, data protection, new policy implementations, and more.

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Grabowski
Acting Program Manager, CDM Program
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Jean Schaffer
Federal Chief Technology Officer
Corelight
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The CDM dashboard empowers a threat hunting environment for Federal cybersecurity professionals to identify, mitigate, and stop threats before they strike. Join us to hear more about the evolving threat remediation role of the CDM Dashboard, its increased importance for agency situational awareness in the wake of the Administration’s cyber priorities, and other operational and technical considerations.

[…]

John Harmon
John Harmon [moderator]
Regional Vice President, Cyber Solutions
Elastic
Baltensperger
Project Manager, CDM Program
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Joanna Dempsey
Director of Cyber Solutions
ECS
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The Administration’s Cyber EO is one of the most progressive executive actions the tech industry has ever seen. At the six-month mark, tune-in to hear from cybersecurity experts about how far along agencies are on the path to zero trust, secure cloud, endpoint detection and response, threat intelligence and information sharing, and more. They’ll also share what work remains and best strategies for adjusting to the evolving cyber landscape.

[…]

Curran
John Curran [moderator]
Executive Editor
MeriTalk
Nick Hoffman
Regional Manager, Federal Security Sales
Cisco
Eric Mill
Senior Advisor to the Federal CIO
Office of Management and Budget
Saunders
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity
Office of Personnel Management
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Protecting the infrastructure critical to our nation’s physical and economic security, and the country’s public health and safety is paramount in today’s uncertain pandemic times. The cyber systems and IT assets that keep those infrastructures running are prime targets of threat actors at many levels. During this one-on-one discussion, we’ll discuss advances in strengthening and maintaining secure and resilient critical infrastructure.

[…]

Gregory Edwards
Acting Chief Information Security Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Markham
Vice President of Technology
INTEGRITY Global Security

Improving the security of federal government networks is a hallmark of the Administration’s Cyber EO – but also a key objective of CISA’s TIC 3.0 program. TIC 3.0’s focus on securing federal data, networks, and boundaries is critical to enabling infrastructure modernization efforts underway across agencies, introducing fundamental tenants of Zero Trust architecture, and providing visibility into agency network traffic in the cloud. This session will break down recent TIC 3.0 guidance and TIC’s role in cyber security modernization efforts.

[…]

Sean Connelly
TIC Program Manager and Senior Cybersecurity Architect, CISA
Department of Homeland Security
Park
Director, Federal Civilian Agency Programs
Forcepoint
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The Federal government’s transition to zero trust models – and its push for agencies to further adopt cloud services – are centerpieces of the Biden Administration’s Cyber Executive Order. Join us for an engaging discussion with cyber experts from across the Federal IT community as they discuss zero trust architecture implementation plans, the implications of the Zero Trust Maturity Model, the critical role of strategic partnerships, and more.

[…]

clayton
Janice Clayton [moderator]
Account Director
MeriTalk
Chris Cochran
Creative Director of Media
Axonius
Lisa Lorenzin
Senior Director of Transformation Strategy
Zscaler
Reilly
Vice President of Public Sector
Gigamon
Public Sector Systems Engineering Manager
Duo Security
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Ransomware has rocketed to the top of the Biden Administration’s agenda as cyberattacks launched from the soil of U.S. adversaries continue to disrupt the business of government and impact the American public. How are cyber leaders across government combatting these attacks? This session will discuss the importance of developing new protocols and forging new policies to address this national security priority.

[…]

Mike Malaret
Director Sales Engineering, Public Sector
Veritas
Matthew Riddle
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Operations
Central Intelligence Agency

Organizations implement privileged access management (PAM) to protect against the threats posed by credential theft and privilege misuse. Monitoring, controlling, and securing all identities across government agencies and systems is fundamental to a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Join us as we discuss how to best secure infrastructures and applications to maintain confidentiality of sensitive government data – and how PAM can help agencies reduce cyberattacks.

[…]

Jay Gazlay
Information Security Specialist, CISA
Department of Homeland Security
Gram Slingbaum
Solutions Engineer, Federal
CyberArk
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The Administration’s Cyber EO is one of the most progressive executive actions the tech industry has ever seen. At the six-month mark, tune-in to hear from cybersecurity experts about how far along agencies are on the path to zero trust, secure cloud, endpoint detection and response, threat intelligence and information sharing, and more. They’ll also share what work remains and best strategies for adjusting to the evolving cyber landscape.

[…]

Boyd
Caroline Boyd [moderator]
Principal, Government Programs
MeriTalk
Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
Tagalicod
Chief, Cybersecurity and Privacy Communications and Engagement
Department of Health and Human Services
David Treece
Director of Solutions Architecture
Yubico
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Growing the cyber workforce is a top tier priority for Federal agencies. Recruiting and retaining IT and cyber talent in public service is challenging – but significant investments are in motion to flip that narrative.

[…]

Boyd
Caroline Boyd [moderator]
Principal, Government Programs
MeriTalk
Marian Merritt
Deputy Director
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST
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Boyd
Principal, Government Programs
MeriTalk
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Earlier this month the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted unanimously to advance for full Senate consideration a bill that would extensively overhaul the 2014 version of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) that sets cybersecurity requirements for Federal civilian agencies.

For our “Final Word” of the day, join MeriTalk and Matthew Cornelius, Senior Professional Staff Member for HSGAC Chairman Gary C. Peters, for a one-on-one conversation to hear about the changes looming on the horizon, why these updates are important, and what lays ahead for improving cybersecurity.

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Curran
John Curran [moderator]
Executive Editor
MeriTalk
Cornelius
Senior Professional Staff, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
U.S. Senate
AWS
Axonius
Cisco - Blue
Corelight
CyberArk
Dell Technologies (vertical)
Duo
ECS
Elastic
Forcepoint Carahsoft
Gigamon
IGS
Shi
Veritas
Yubico
Zsaler

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