The Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program has matured and broadened its offerings and full deployment of agency dashboards is on the horizon. In the last year, however, ominous high profile breaches in commercial and critical infrastructure networks have highlighted the continued importance of strong cybersecurity across federal networks.

In the wake of the pandemic, federal IT managers are faced with an increasingly complex cybersecurity environment with a broader potential attack surface as networks accommodate a more diffuse workforce. Adding even more to the complexity is the ongoing IT modernization, which is shifting data and resources to the cloud.

The President’s executive order, released in May, ups the game against cyber threats, naming prevention, assessment and remediation as top national cybersecurity priorities. The order calls for increasing the government’s visibility into cyber threats, as well as mandating basic cybersecurity practices across the federal government such as multi-factor authentication, encryption and end point detection. It also called for the establishment of a Cybersecurity Safety Review Board.

Learn from program executives, industry executives and agency users about new capabilities and challenges and how agencies are dealing with the increased threats.

Attendees will come away with an improved understanding of:

  • How CISA is modernizing cybersecurity programs, services, and capabilities to be fully functional with cloud-computing environments with zero trust architecture
  • The CDM program’s evolving dashboard ecosystem
  • How the President’s mandate for agencies to update CDM agreements to secure object-level data is progressing, as well as efforts to gain more visibility into threat data
  • Emerging tech’s role in cyber detection, including zero trust
  • How new cybersecurity tools and services can be incorporated into CDM
  • The 4 core capabilities of CDM—management of assets, data protection, network security, and user and access management


  • BeyondTrust
  • SentinelOne
  • Gigamon
  • Armis
  • Tenable
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Micro Focus
  • InfoBlox


Thursday, November 4, 2021

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Opening Remarks
8:15 AM - 8:40 AM CDM Program Overview & Current State
  • Betsy Kulick Senior Advisor, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Josh Broadbent* Sr. Public Sector Security Director BeyondTrust

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Debunking Common Myths About XDR
  • Jared Phipps SVP of Worldwide Sales Engineering SentinelOne
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Panel: Best Practices for Risk Assessment and Management
  • Larry Hale Director, IT Security Subcategory U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dennis Reilly Vice President, Public Sector Gigamon
  • Martin Stanley Branch Chief for Strategic Technology Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA)
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM Coordinating the Response to Ransomware
  • Kelvin Moore Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Small Business Administration
  • Alex Whitworth* Director of Supply Chain Management Carahsoft

    *Providing Session Opening Remarks
10:05 AM - 10:10 AM Coffee Break
10:10 AM - 10:45 AM CDM, Zero Trust and Compliance in the Cloud
  • Gerald Caron III Chief Information Officer, OIG U.S Department of Health and Human Services
  • David Catanoso Director, Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Chris Usserman Director of Security Architecture Infoblox
11:05 AM - 11: 45 AM Panel: Strategies for Reducing Cyber Exposure
  • Gina Fisk CISO Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC)
  • Chris Jensen Public Sector Business Development Manager Tenable
  • Chris Johnson Deputy Chief Technology Officer National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM CDM Dashboard Updates
  • Judy Baltensperger Project Manager, CDM Dashboard Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
12:05 PM - 12:25 PM Assets, Data, Network, and Access: Strategies for Success
  • John Fanguy Chief Technology Officer CyberRes Federal
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM Executive Insights: Zero Trust Security and CDM
12:55 PM - 1:20 PM CDM Program Vision and Plan for the Future
  • Richard Grabowski Acting CDM Program Manager Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency



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The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G Street, NW.Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


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Number of CPE Credits: 5

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

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CDM Summit

DATE: November 4, 2021

TIME: 8:10 am - 1:20 pm
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


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