CDM DEFEND’s New Approaches for Protecting Networks

Since 2013, the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program has provided federal agencies with IT tools for countering cyberattacks on federal government networks. It is no surprise, however, that over the years attacks on government sites have intensified and become more sophisticated. The program provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration has evolved along with the threat. CDM’s multibillion program provides funds for government organizations to procure software, hardware and services needed to provide continuous protection of civilian agency networks and systems from evolving cyber threats.

In its new phase CDM DEFEND rolls out tools and services to create a tailored security strategy, as agencies face demands for more visibility and new enterprise dashboards that show how data is protected.

During this event, cybersecurity experts discussed topics including:

  • Opportunities in the new phase of the CDM program
  • Evolution of cyber threats and the tools for repelling them
  • New enterprise agency dashboards and how agencies will be scored
  • How GAO is evaluating agency progress in implementing CDM
  • New focus on cyber hygiene and reducing the vulnerable attack surface

Event Information

Face to Face:
CDM DEFEND’s New Approaches for Protecting Networks

May 22, 2019

7:30am - 12:00pm

The Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

FREE for Government Attendees


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Stacy Money
1105 Public Sector Media Group
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-444-6933


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  • KPMG
  • Forescout DLT
  • Sailpoint ImmixGroup
  • Carahsoft


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM CDM, From Beginning to DEFEND
  • Kevin Cox Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) U.S. Department of Homeland Security
9:05 AM - 9:20 AM Working with Industry to Defend the Enterprise
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM How NASA Launched a New Era of Cybersecurity
9:50 AM - 10:05 AM The Operational Technology (OT) Security Challenge in Federal Civilian Agencies
  • Erik Floden Director, Global Strategic Alliances Forescout Technologies
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM Networking Break
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Defending the Cloud
  • Bernard Asare Chief Information Security Officer (Acting),
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
    Department of Health and Human Services
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM The Deep Dive: Integrating CDM Into Your Enterprise’s Cyber Strategy and Architecture
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM Defending the World’s Biggest Machine
  • Gregory Sisson Deputy Chief Information Security Officer,
    Office of the CIO
    Department of Energy
11:35 AM - 11:40 AM Closing Remarks


The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW | Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 628-9100


The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.


The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

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