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Luncheon and Industry Panel: Evading Hackers, the NIST Way

Government agencies are becoming all too familiar with cyber threats, attackers, hackers, back doors, breaches, and other vulnerabilities – but not all have implemented security controls essential for reducing cyber threats. Addressing cybersecurity threats seems daunting, time consuming, and expensive – yet with each new attack, governments lose information and citizens lose trust. Implementing security controls while maintaining mission-critical operations can be a significant challenge, but the NIST Cybersecurity Framework enables organizations – regardless of size, degree of cybersecurity risk, or cybersecurity sophistication – to apply the principles and best practices of risk management to improving the security and resilience of critical infrastructure.

  • While universal and holistic in nature, how can agencies determine the best process and guidance to aid cyber readiness and risk management?
  • Do agencies have a strategic identity management strategy in place?
  • How should agencies secure privileged accounts, and how can they use multi-factor authentication to prevent unauthorized users from attacking critical networks?
  • How can agencies shift from reactive to proactive in managing risks to systems, assets, data, and capabilities?
  • What elements are important to laying that foundation and developing a response plan?

Session Speakers

Ron Ross Moderator
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Vice President
Dell Software Federal
Vice President
Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy
Palo Alto Networks
Sr. Director of Technology Solutions
Event Details
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
CPE Credits
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For more information on event details, please contact us at (703) 883-9000 ext. 159 or csxbrainstorm@meritalk.com