May 19, 2022 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The increasing barrage of cyberattacks on government agencies and critical infrastructure providers underscores the urgent need to accelerate toward more agile cybersecurity models. How are Federal agencies evolving their cyber policies, strategies, risk management approaches, and priorities to guard against increasingly sophisticated adversaries and mitigate the impact of attacks?

Cyber Central – Mission: Cyber Resilience was held in Washington, D.C. on May 19. Federal government and industry experts explored how agencies are advancing approaches to build a more resilient government cyber security posture.

This event covered:

  • The Cyber EO’s one-year anniversary, where agencies are in their progress to meet the requirements, and what’s next on the horizon
  • How government and industry can unite to strengthen the Federal government’s cyber approaches
  • What proactive steps IT leaders can take now to mitigate threats and tackle cyber incidents before they happen
  • The latest buzz on CDM Program, zero trust, FedRAMP modernization, and more

Press Coverage

Thursday, May 19, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Convene, Washington, D.C.

Appgate
Cisco Secure
Corelight
CyberArk
databricks
Fortinet Federal
GuidePoint Mandian
Maximus
Palo Alto
Ping Identity
Proofpoint
Recorded Future
RedSeal
SentinelOne
SteelCloud
Synack
Trustwave
Varonis
Veeam
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Boyd
Principal, Government Programs
MeriTalk
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May 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of the progressive Cyber Executive Order (EO) that placed the immediate need to bolster our nation’s cybersecurity posture at the forefront of IT teams across the Federal government. One year in, our nation’s critical infrastructure and sensitive data is at an even greater risk than ever as adversaries continuously work to launch the next big cyberattack. Join us as our keynote government speaker dives into the progress our nation is making in building cyber resilience, the strategies Federal agencies are implementing to ramp up cybersecurity, what’s next on the horizon, and more.

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DeRusha
Federal Chief Information Security Officer
Office of Management and Budget
Scott Ormiston
Federal Solutions Architect
Synack
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It’s hard to talk about cybersecurity without diving into the architecture that plays a pivotal role in achieving a resilient Federal government: zero trust. Zero trust architecture is shaping security strategies across the government in the wake of the May 2021 Cyber Executive Order (EO). Join us for an engaging discussion on the increasingly critical role zero trust plays in building cyber resiliency, a breakdown of the OMB’s Federal zero trust security strategy, how agencies are implementing zero trust within their security frameworks, what’s on the horizon, and more.

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Burdette
Nicole Burdette [moderator]
Principal
MeriTalk
Fuster
Vice President of Federal Sales
Proofpoint
Hajost
Founder and Chief Operating Officer
SteelCloud
Lloyd
Federal CTO and VP of U.S. Sales Engineering
RedSeal
Timothy Meyers
Vice President, Federal Cybersecurity
Maximus
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One year from the May 2021 Cyber Executive Order (EO), the critical need for strengthened cloud security remains top-of-mind for Federal agencies in their cloud migration journey. In this discussion, we’ll examine the increasingly complex threats to cloud environments and what steps agencies are taking to ensure a more secure and resilient cloud environment.

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Burdette
Nicole Burdette [moderator]
Principal
MeriTalk
Bruce Brody
CISO Advisor
Cisco Systems
Dovarius Peoples
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Federal agencies are balancing evolving security requirements and the shift towards zero trust while defending against persistent threats across a growing digital attack surface. Join us as we explore how cyber threat intelligence is helping government entities make faster, more informed decisions to combat malicious activity – and how the May 2021 Cyber Executive Order’s focus on sharing that intelligence is critical to improving our nation’s cybersecurity posture.

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Joseph Franco
Joe Franco [moderator]
Senior Program Manager
MeriTalk
Chezian Sivagnanam
Chief Enterprise Architect
National Science Foundation
Starnes
Vice President, Public Sector
Recorded Future
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Federal agencies have made significant progress over the past year in meeting the security directives outlined in the May 2021 Cyber Executive Order (EO) that shook up Federal IT teams across government. One year in, we’ll explore the progress agencies have made in adhering to the EO’s requirements, the critical importance of implementing zero trust security strategies, and how agencies, in collaboration with the wider cyber community, are building a resilient cyber posture within the Federal government.

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Curran
John Curran [moderator]
Executive Editor
MeriTalk
dawn-berry
Federal Lead, Security Architecture and Engineering
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Jim Richberg
Field CISO, Public Sector
Fortinet
Kevin Walsh
Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Government Accountability Office
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The sensitive nature of government data underscores the ongoing need to protect critical networks and systems. CISA’s CDM Program plays a key role in securing these systems, therefore, it’s crucial that the program remains up to date. Join us as we discuss the latest on the CDM Program, including the evolving threat remediation role of the CDM Dashboard, top-of-mind cyber priorities within the Federal government, and CISA’s move to revamp the program to better align with the OMB’s zero trust directives.

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Joseph Franco
Joe Franco [moderator]
Senior Program Manager
MeriTalk
Grabowski
Acting Program Manager, CDM Program
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Shahid Qamar
CISA Lead
Palo Alto Networks
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Strong cybersecurity mitigation strategies are key to evolving cyber resilience in the Federal government. Recent security directives have underscored the need for increased information sharing and stronger public-private partnerships to leverage a range of strengths to combat ongoing cyber threats. Join us for an engaging discussion on the most valuable cybersecurity mitigation strategies, the policies spurred by the May 2021 Cyber Executive Order and the October 2021 OMB memo, and the benefits of public-private partnerships in building cyber resilience across the Federal government.

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Boyd
Caroline Boyd [moderator]
Principal, Government Programs
MeriTalk
Natalie Pittore
Chief, Enduring Security Framework
National Security Agency
Morgan Wright
Chief Security Advisor
SentinelOne
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The Biden administration’s progressive May 2021 Cyber Executive Order (EO) placed emphasis on FedRAMP modernization and called for several changes to be implemented in order to revamp the program to accelerate and streamline the cloud adoption process. Hear from Brian Conrad, Acting FedRAMP Director and Program Manager for Cybersecurity, General Services Administration, as he discusses what changes have been implemented in the FedRAMP program over the past year, how the Authority to Operate (ATO) process has been simplified, and what’s on the horizon for the program as the nation works to build cyber resilience.

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Brian Conrad
Acting FedRAMP Director and Program Manager for Cybersecurity
General Services Administration
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Boyd
Principal, Government Programs
MeriTalk

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