Eight years in, the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program has matured and broadened its offerings significantly. The focus now is on deploying a threat intelligence framework for governmentwide use, integrating the AWARE risk-scoring algorithm and rolling out of security orchestration automation and response (SOAR) to automate vulnerability detection and defensive cyber operations. More extensive and sophisticated use of data in dashboards to inform decision-making is also in the plans for the current year. And the CDM program plans to focus on extending the program to the smaller government agencies.

Learn from program executives and agency users what the new capabilities are and how agencies are deploying them.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Deployment plans for the AWARE risk-scoring algorithm
  • Automating risk detection and response
  • The CDM program’s evolving dashboard ecosystem
  • Emerging tech’s role in cyber detection
  • How new cybersecurity tools and services can be incorporated into CDM
  • Lessons learned (and adjustments made) in the DEFEND rollout


Note: Due to the COVID-19 concerns and current restrictions on large public gatherings, this Summitis being planned as an exclusively online event. Should the public health environment change, an in-person component may be reinstated at a later date. Please check back here for updates.


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  • BeyondTrust
  • Juniper
  • Splunk
  • Gigamon
  • Fortinet
  • Fortinet
  • Centrify


Thursday, November 19, 2020

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 AM - 8:40 AM Opening Keynote
  • Kevin Cox Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) U.S. Department of Homeland Security
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Master Class I
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Panel: CDM and Zero Trust
  • Pranjali Desai CDM Program Manager and Director of Policy and Compliance U.S. General Services Administration

    [Pending Agency Approval]
  • James Saunders CISO Small Business Administration

    [Pending Agency Approval]
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM CDM Dashboard Update
  • Judy Baltensperger Project Manager, CDM Dashboard Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Executive Insights: Access Management Best Practices
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Master Class II
11:05 AM - 11:45 AM Panel: Continuous Monitoring in the Cloud
  • Gerald Caron III (Acting) Director of Enterprise Network Management
    Bureau of Information Resource Management
    U.S Department of State
  • Shane M. Barney Chief, Information Security Division, Chief Information Security Officer USCIS, DHS
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Executive Insights: Managing the Attack Surface in the IoT World
  • Kevin Yasuda Acting Assistant Director for Architecture, Engineering & ICAM for the Cybersecurity Services DOJ
12:15 PM - 12:35 PM Master Class III
12:35 PM - 1:00 PM Closing Government Keynote
  • Gregory Sisson Deputy Chief Information Security Officer,
    Office of the CIO
    Department of Energy

    [Pending Agency Approval]
1:00 PM Closing Remarks



Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth St, NW | Washington, DC 20001


Gallery Place- Chinatown (Green, Yellow & Red Lines) is located 3 blocks from the hotel (0.3 miles) at 7th St. and H St. Mt. Vernon Square (Green and Yellow Lines) is located 4 blocks from the hotel at 7th St. and M St.


Valet parking is available at the Renaissance Hotel. 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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*CPE credits are not available for online and simulcast viewers.

CDM Summit

DATE: November 19, 2020

TIME: 8:10AM - 1:00PM [all times are Eastern]


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

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


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-300-5825