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Federal Data is under Attack!

U.S. Federal agency data is a #1 target for the most sophisticated and highest funded hacking initiatives on the globe. Join us for this presentation that will reference the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report and provide insight into the top considered threats to our nation’s agencies. The speaker will talk about protection from insider threat, how to increase security posture without disruption to business, and abilities to deploy data protection at the agency level with minimal effort and zero down time. The presentation will also cover how Thales data security platform can empower agencies to meet FedRAMP, NIST 800-53, and FIPS compliance standards and create a proactive approach to securing data that moves beyond the data center to the cloud.

Date: Apr 27, 2017

Time: 2:00pm


Is Your Converged Infrastructure Environment Ready for FedRAMP?

As government agencies bring converged infrastructure into their virtualized environments, they are readily recognizing the benefits, but with those benefits come new security concerns. How do agencies mitigate risks and achieve FedRAMP compliance in multi-tenant environments to successfully pave their way to the cloud? Subject matter experts from Merlin International, Netapp and Hytrust engage in a panel discussion on securing converged infrastructure while meeting federal security requirements.

Date: May 04, 2017

Time: 2:00PM


Health IT: Improving Healthcare through Data Collaboration

Data is vital to the quality of healthcare—and the more readily that data is accessible, the more valuable it is. In this webcast, Donald Cox, CIO at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will discuss strategies for making data accessible to healthcare professionals and/or researchers working across organizational boundaries.

Date: May 17, 2017

Time: 2:00pm


Modernization Strategies: Getting Cloud Migration Right

Given the pressure to modernize to their IT operations, agencies are beginning to migrate an increasing number of applications to the cloud. But without proper planning, moving to the cloud can prove difficult and operations can suffer. In this webcast, Michelle Sparrow-Walker, Director of the Systems and Integration Office at the Department of State, will share best practices in managing cloud migration and optimization, with a focus on developing a strong governance model.

Date: May 23, 2017

Time: 2:00pm


Multicloud Storage: Making Cloud Work for your Agency

Government agencies want to realize the benefits of cloud, but they have deep requirements on data security, privacy, and reliability. Unfortunately, previous approaches to cloud storage came with significant risks, including poor reliability, data loss, and vendor lock-in. This is no longer the case. In this webcast, experts in cloud storage will discuss new approaches that mitigate these risks and lay the foundation for enterprise-grade cloud services.

Date: May 24, 2017

Time: 2:00pm


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Track Your Data in the Cloud

As government agencies continue to move more of their apps and data to the cloud, those that are adopting Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) via a public cloud are able to better reduce costs, improve business agility, and achieve higher scalability. This type of cloud-based infrastructure also helps agencies ensure consistent visibility in data regardless of where it resides throughout the agency, whether on-premises, remote sites, public, private and hybrid clouds.


Strategies for Transformation Beyond Digital Government

Digitizing government promises to help citizens and government workers by delivering information and services faster and better. Moreover, Government as a Platform (GaaP) promises to get things done smarter and in a more consistent way. Many agencies are turning to Digital by Design to bring data and services to digital platforms without dumping their existing investments in backend platforms.


The Changing Face of Cyberthreats

Cyberattacks against US businesses and government agencies are on the rise. Malware, botnets, and other cyberattacks seem to stay ahead of security efforts. As a result, everyone responsible for information security should be concerned about the security of their critical applications and data. This is particularly important in the federal sector, as targeted attacks in this space are increasing rapidly. As the Identify Theft Resource Center reported, breaches in the government/military sector increased from 19% to 37% of total breached reported from 2015 to 2016.


Understanding and Optimizing Workloads for Cloud Deployments

Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be tricky – not all are created equal! There may be dozens or even hundreds of applications running in your agency, and now there is temptation to move to the cloud as quickly as possible. A unified approach to optimizing workloads can indeed reduce costs, simplify business processes, and achieve operational excellence - however there are some key things to understand before taking that much talked about journey to the cloud.


Modernizing the IT Infrastructure in Government with IDaaS

Decades-old legacy technology with heavy maintenance cost and increasing cybersecurity risk have left federal government in need of a change. Federal CIO Tony Scott has said recently that by spending more and more money each year on simply maintaining legacy systems, agencies “have missed multiple generations of advancements in technology.” The time is now to modernize. Watch this webinar to learn how to leverage cloud technologies to drive agency efficiencies and radically cut costs.


Always Ready, Always On: Eliminate Service Outages for Constant Availability

Imagine a world without any power or service outages. Think of the hours you’d save and the headaches you’d avoid. How do you bring order to chaos, though? Business service outages can have a serious impact on government agencies at many levels. It has a negative effect on citizens trying to log on, and agency employees trying to do their jobs. It can result in financial loss and damage to an agency’s reputation. During this webcast, you’ll learn how to eliminate outages with a service aware approach, ingest operational information, and help IT proactively address issues and quickly respond to incidents.


Mobile in Mission-Critical Environments: How to Maximize Security and Ease of Use

With the growing availability of commercial off-the-shelf mobile technology for secure communications, government agencies are charged with cost-effectively equipping their teams while choosing solutions that provide quick deployments with increased standardization and security. Given the amount of sensitive data being accessed from mobile devices these days, there are many factors to consider when purchasing commercial mobility solutions in a classified environment. It’s imperative to think about the organizational needs before evaluating specific solutions.


Driving Performance and Efficiency in Healthcare Operations

As medical technology and techniques have evolved, so too has the technology to support the business of healthcare. Healthcare professionals increasingly expect to have access to the information and services that they need anytime, anywhere, and from any device. In this webcast, Todd Cox, Chief, Unified Communications and Collaboration in the Center for Information Technology at the National Institutes of Health, will share lessons learned in developing networking and collaboration tools for the healthcare environment.


Data Center and High Performance Computing
Optimization

Do you have real insight into your data center or HPC operations? If you don’t understand everything going on throughout your entire facility and energy grid, it is very difficult to be truly efficient. How does your power consumption fluctuate? Do you have hot spots? Would you know if your systems were fighting each other or short-cycling? Are you looking across disparate systems to understand your environment? You can’t properly manage power demands, energy consumption, power fluctuations, or operational efficiency without understanding your data but that can be difficult with so much data everywhere. How can you see what is important through multiple systems, multiple screens, and a sea of data?


Conquer Data Chaos to Meet the 2019 Mandate

It’s no secret that government organizations are faced with greater variety & larger volumes of data than ever before – the Era of Data Chaos. Learn how to achieve the efficiency, security & compliance to harness Data Chaos and make the 2019 Mandate.


DevOps and Data: Insights for the Federal Government

Looking to apply cutting-edge DevOps practices to the federal government's most significant projects? Join Delphix for our upcoming webinar and learn how the US Army and NASA use data for DevOps to accelerate projects. Plus, we'll discuss research on the biggest challenges facing DevOps practitioners, and learn about the role of data management and security in delivering mission-critical code faster, and more safely, than ever before.


The End of Authentication As We Know It – What’s Next?

With CAC cards being phased out and password authentication proving to be a security liability, new rules and guidance’s are moving agencies to identity based authentication methods including multi-factor authentication, contextual authentication and behavioral based identity assurance.


FedRAMP High & AWS GovCloud (US): Addressing FISMA High Requirements in the Cloud

Agencies with FISMA High workloads have struggled to take advantage of the cost savings and flexibility of true cloud offerings. Now you can address your most stringent regulatory compliance requirements with AWS GovCloud (US). AWS GovCloud (US) has received a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Baseline.


The Growing Case for Building Information Modeling in Government

A recent survey finds that government agencies involved in overseeing the construction of buildings or infrastructure are beginning to come around to Building Information Modeling. The concept of BIM is still new to the public sector, but the survey shows that agencies value the benefits that BIM delivers—greater insight into the cost, schedule and feasibility of projects, reduced document errors, and a consistent management process from start to finish. In this webcast, leading experts in BIM will review the results of the survey in depth, and discuss how BIM will reshape design, engineering and construction projects in the public sector in the years ahead.


CDM: Meeting the Needs of the Evolving Network

Cloud, mobility and related trends are changing how agencies provide employees with access to information and services. Slowly but surely, the traditional agency network is evolving into more of a shared environment. The question, now, is how do agencies secure that environment? In this webcast, Jim Quinn, the lead systems engineer for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program at the Department of Homeland Security, will discuss how CDM is evolving to help agencies strengthen their security posture and adapt to this new reality.


CDM: Building a Foundation for Network Visibility

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program is not an end in itself, but a means to better security. In this webcast, Willie Crenshaw, Program Executive for IT Security Risk Management and CDM at NASA, will discuss how NASA is integrating CDM with other security-related programs to get a more holistic view of what is happening on its networks.


Electronic Records Management: From Compliance
to Transformation

Given the looming deadlines for records management modernization, it’s understandable that agencies are focused on complying with NARA’s mandates and guidelines. But compliance is not the endgame. In this webcast, Laurence Brewer, the U.S. Chief Records Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration, will discuss how agencies can leverage their modernization effort to better support their operations and mission.


IT Monitoring: Managing Performance in a Complex Enterprise

The federal IT enterprise is getting more complex by the day. With cloud, virtualization, mobility, and other trends, agencies are finding it increasingly difficult to manage the performance of IT operations. In this webcast, Kevin Baker, Associate CIO for Enterprise Planning and Performance at the Federal Communications Commission, will discuss strategies for taking an enterprise approach to IT monitoring and its connection to larger organizational issues.


Think Your Network Is Safe? Check Your Printers

Michael Howard, HP Chief Security Advisor, will share how he uses a proven framework to secure the print infrastructure. Come to this session to see how you can defend your printers from the next wave of security attacks.


IT Monitoring: Meeting the Demands of the Shared Services Mandate

The Office of Management and Budget has made it clear: The future is in shared services. A forthcoming OMB policy on data center consolidation keeps the emphasis on a "cloud first" and shared services-heavy approach. Both initiatives, however, depend on agencies being able to monitor and maintain the health of the IT enterprise. There are significant challenges within this new type of shared services environment to provide visibility to all stakeholders. It’s essential to provide not only separate department-level views, but also an enterprise-level overarching view. In this webcast, Mark Glorioso, Executive Director of the NASA Shared Services Center, will talk about the challenges of managing performance in a shared services environment.


Best Practices in Data Center Consolidation

As agencies consolidate their data centers, they have a unique opportunity to improve the efficiency and flexibility of their operations through the use of virtualization and related technologies. This webcast will look at best practices in leveraging modern technology and management strategies to improve the efficiency of consolidated data centers.


FITARA and Beyond

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) has clearly had a major impact on government agency IT operations. By requiring agencies to ensure IT leaders take a more active role in the decision processes and policies related to IT resources, it is demanding more accountable, better informed and more strategic-minded IT leaders. It is essential for all agency IT leaders to operate at that level. To make better informed and more effective decisions regarding IT resources, IT leaders need real-time data and an accurate and up-to-date picture of the current state of their IT services. It can be a challenge to accurately qualify and quantify IT resources when that data is inaccurate or incomplete. Join this webcast to learn more about FITARA and how it affects IT acquisition, implementation and management in government moving forward.


Clinical Collaboration: Networking for Better Care

Access to information is critical to ensuring the quality of patient care. Everyone involved with providing care needs to have ready access to the most current patient information, without delay. In this webcast, Lt. Commander Andrea Scott, deputy CIO at the Indian Health Service, will discuss how IHS creates a connected environment to support collaboration among healthcare professionals who often are geographically distributed.


Moving Beyond Complexity: Making Cloud Part of Your IT Strategy

In recent years, the emergence of big data, mobility and social trends have increased the complexity of the IT infrastructure at many agencies. In this webcast, Stan Kaczmarczyk, Director, Cloud Computing Services Program Management Office at the General Services Administration, will discuss strategies for easing the transition to the cloud.


Innovation in the Data Center: Advancing Beyond Legacy Infrastructure

Federal data centers traditionally have proven very resistant to change. But the mandate is clear: Agencies need to improve the cost-effectiveness of their data center operations, and consolidation is only part of the solution. This webcast will discuss strategies for modernizing the infrastructure and raising the bar on IT services delivery. In this webcast, Fred Whiteside, program manager for the data center consolidation initiative at the Department of Labor, will discuss how agencies can achieve the maximum efficiency and performance as part of the consolidation process.


Securing Government Data in a Mobile World

Smartphones and tablets are already ubiquitous in government buildings—50 percent of federal employees access work email from their personal mobile devices, and another 49 percent use their personal devices for downloading work documents. This makes securing Android and iOS devices critical to preventing the loss of confidential data—and improving employee productivity. Join John Gamble, Director of Products, and Nick Fisher, Director of Product Marketing, at Lookout as they share insights on mobile threat vectors that present serious risks, and how to take actions in mitigating these risks.


A Dual Database Strategy: Changing the Cost-Performance Equation

Agency IT organizations are under increasing pressure to speed the delivery of IT services while also lowering costs. Unfortunately, many agencies still depend on legacy database systems, which fail to measure up on performance and come with rising maintenance costs. The solution? A dual database strategy. In this webcast, database industry experts will explain how agencies can reduce the risks associated with a wholesale migration to a new database platform while taking advantage of recent technology advances.


Cloud Computing: Deeper into the Enterprise

OMB’s “Cloud First” policy was a turning point in the federal IT community, leading just about every agency to pilot cloud-based solutions, with many proving to be successful. However, the real payoff comes when an organization moves beyond point solutions and adopts a strategic, comprehensive approach to deploying a cloud infrastructure. In this webcast, Greg Capella, Acting Executive Director of the Enterprise Systems Development Office at the Department of Homeland Security, will offer insights and best practices in enterprise cloud deployment.


Virtualization: The Path to a More Scalable Enterprise

In recent years, federal agencies have deployed virtualization as a way to consolidate IT, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. Server, storage, desktop, and network virtualization have all delivered proven results in their respective areas. But with the emergence of strong solutions that converge several of these layers, agencies may not necessarily be taking advantage of the full benefits of virtualization. This webcast will be on people, process and technology that enable, transform and expand enterprises; and also how the convergence of data center infrastructure is paving the way for creating a more scalable, cost-effective enterprise.


Cybersecurity: Reassessing the Cyber Threat Landscape

Security responsibilities cut across many disciplines within a government organization: networking, cyber/network security, desktop, and data center. Sadly, despite the urgency reiterated in very public attacks to government infrastructure, some organizations choose to continue to run their networks in silos, in the blind, failing to work together to secure the network and prevent threats. You must understand how your employees, contractors and others are using applications on your networks, establish effective policies which enforce appropriate use and close gaps – in your data centers, your endpoints, and elsewhere. This means a cross-department team effort that recognizes that threat prevention is possible. Mark Weatherford, a principal at the Chertoff Group and a former Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss strategies for tracking and mitigating threats to the government enterprise.


Shadow BYOD: The Mobility Program You Think You Have

Many agencies believe they aren’t actually subject to cyber-threats from mobile devices because, simply, they don’t currently allow personal mobile devices to access their networks. However, a recent survey of federal employees reveals that employees are engaging in a surprising amount of “Shadow BYOD” and using these devices to access sensitive government data. During this webinar, we’ll discuss these survey results, and the specific threats that are specifically targeting mobile devices across iOS and Android.


Are you ready? DHS Moving on to CDM Phases 2 and 3

In this webinar, Ron Martin, Adjunct Professor for Identity Management at Capitol Technology University, and Mark Steffler, Vice President of Federal Practice for Quantum Secure, part of HID Global, will dive deeper into the phased approach of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.


Identity Theft: What Agencies Need to Know about the Threat Landscape

Every year, identity theft causes untold anguish and millions of dollars lost to stolen goods and services. Identity theft as related to government agencies and government employees takes on a greater urgency considering the data to which government employees have access. And the problem is not going away or mitigating. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ranked identity theft as the number one complaint for 15 years in a row. And identity theft related fraud occurring against government agencies is now the leading complaint, overtaking credit card fraud. How can government agencies best protect their programs from identity fraud? And how can government agencies help protect consumers/individuals against nefarious identity thieves? In this special Webcast, subject matter experts from both the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and the FTC will offer their perspectives on the current identity theft related fraud "threatscape."


Beyond the Cyber Sprint: An Enterprise Approach to User Authentication

In this webcast, LaChelle LeVan, Chief Architect, Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management at GSA and Paul Grassi, Senior Standards and Technology Advisor at NIST, will discuss how agencies can move beyond an over-reliance on the password and make strong authentication an integral component of their cybersecurity strategy.


Cloud Computing: Serving the Integrated Enterprise

In today’s enterprise, employees expect to access data and services from wherever they need to work, whether at their desks, across the campus, or on the road. Fortunately, cloud makes it possible for agencies to extend the enterprise without compromising on security or manageability. In this webcast, Patrick Stingley, IT Specialist at the Department of the Interior, will discuss how this can be done, with a focus on developing an architecture from the cloud to the desktop. All indications are that the design can dramatically reduce costs as well as greenhouse gasses while providing improved service.


Implementing the DATA Act: The Path to Government Transparency

The 2014 Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act is a game-changer. The goal is to publish all federal spending data online in standardized format, providing an unprecedented level of government transparency and accountability for taxpayers. But this will not happen overnight. In this webcast, Christina Ho, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency at the Department of Treasury, will offer insights into how agencies can begin transforming their management of data and paving the way to the full implementation of the DATA Act.


NetApp Private Storage for Amazon Web Services

Cloud computing offers the promise of IT efficiency, but data privacy, security and compliance policies can prohibit government agencies from taking full advantage of the cloud. Together, NetApp and Amazon Web Services offer the perfect solution– an agile hybrid infrastructure that leverages the performance, customization, and control of private storage resources with the efficiency and elasticity benefits of the AWS cloud. With NetApp Private Storage for AWS, agencies can leverage on-demand cloud services while retaining full control and mobility of their enterprise data.


Cloud Computing: Platform for Innovation

Without a doubt, agencies have discovered that cloud computing is a powerful tool for improving the performance and cost-effectiveness of the enterprise. But increasingly agencies are realizing that it is more than that. They also are realizing that cloud, with its flexibility and scalability, serves as an ideal platform for innovation. In this webcast, Navin Vembar, IT Director, Integrated Award Environment, General Services Administration will offer insights into how to build on cloud to offer innovative services.


Inside Continuous Monitoring, Insider Threat and Beyond - Session 3

Session 3 - Proactive Security through Behavioral Analysis and Control: Intelligence Driven Security provides a new level of defense against unknown and advanced persistent threats. The integrated solution offered by Symantec and ForeScout Technologies, Inc. applies a policy-driven, abstraction layer around systems, applications and users, ensuring emerging attack vectors are unable to compromise and exploit IT services.


Next-Generation Data Center Security

Virtualization is changing how agencies manage their data centers. The technology provides increased flexibility when it comes to deploying resources – and increased efficiency in managing them. Security is an essential part of that equation. In this webcast, Frank Konieczny, the Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, will discuss how agencies can leverage a software-defined approach to the data center to strengthen their security posture.


3D Printing: Building a Successful Program

3D printing, once the stuff of science fiction, has become a reality, with the potential to revolutionize design and manufacturing in many sectors, including government. But while 3D printing is real, it is still new to many agencies. In this webcast, Lt. Commander Ben "Prof" Kohlmann, Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell, will offer best practices and lessons learned in leveraging this technology. Lt. Commander Kohlmann spearheaded an effort that put a 3D printer aboard a warship for the first time.


Achieve FISMA PIV Compliance with Single Sign-On

Configuring applications to accept smart cards is often complex and costly, but smart card-based Single Sign-On (SSO) provides password-free authentication and achieves FISMA ICAM compliance. Join us to learn how you can accelerate compliance and increase security--all while providing a seamless user experience.


Inside Continuous Monitoring, Insider Threat and Beyond - Session 2

Session 2 - Automated Remediation: Scanning for vulnerabilities and scaling remediation across your agency requires your IT staff to continuously and proactively respond to cyber threats, advisories, patches, updates and more. Responding with manual actions further constrains IT resources and adds to response times. Empower your IT staff to focus on new and emerging threats.


The Evolution of Mobility: The Move to Seamless Security

Protecting work data on mobile devices, whether they are GFE or BYOD, is a foremost concern of government CIOs, IT, and security personnel. So how does a government agency strike a balance between protecting government information while at the same time, leveraging the capabilities of mobile devices to maximize productivity of today’s mobile government worker? In this webcast, Rick Walsh, Mobility Lead, U.S. Army G6 CIO, will discuss how the U.S Army is leveraging mobility to enable soldiers to securely use their device in their home station or on deployment.


Inside Continuous Monitoring, Insider Threat and Beyond - Session 1

Session 1 - Real-time Network Visibility – You Can’t Protect What You Can’t See: Visibility across your network – in real-time - is a critical necessity for combating today’s increasing cyber attacks and security breaches. Integrating a NAC solution into asset management operations will enable you to detect, prioritize and remediating risk much more effectively and efficiently. Attend this webcast to learn how monitor and mitigate the cyber threats affecting agencies today.