Although “The Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” originally was intended primarily for organizations protecting the electric grid, bridges and other elements of the nation’s critical infrastructure, it quickly was recognized as a valuable tool that agencies could use in protecting their IT infrastructure. In this webcast, Jeff Marron, IT Specialist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will provide agencies with insights into the framework and how to implement it effectively in their IT environments.
The December 31, 2017 deadline for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and complying with the NIST Special Publication 800-171 standard is fast approaching. Organizations must ensure they are protecting sensitive government information now and into the future, and are accountable for the information they process, store, and transmit in their information systems. Join us for a discussion on strategies to help federal agencies and contractors meet the main CUI requirements as established by NIST SP 800-171 and DFARS 252.204-7012.
For most federal agencies dealing with increased security threats, limiting machine-data collection is not an option. But faced with finite IT budgets, few agencies can continue to absorb the high costs of scaling high-end network attached storage (NAS) or moving to and expanding a block-based storage footprint. During this webcast, you’ll learn about more cost-effective solutions to support large-scale machine-data ingestion and fast data access for security analytics.
Cybersecurity in government is more challenging than ever. Not only are cyber threats more numerous and sophisticated, but the federal enterprise is increasingly complex, defying quick fixes or simple solutions. In this webcast, Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, Navy Cyber Security Division Director/Deputy Department of the Navy CIO, will discuss how the Navy is placing an emphasis on cybersecurity through cyber policies, workforce training, and other ways to improve its cyber posture.
2017 has been a year of tremendous change in the market place and the Top 100 rankings are one of the best tools for the understanding the trends driving today’s competitive environment. This webinar will explore those trends including major merger and acquisitions, new technology trends, budget issues and evolving customer demands. Drawing from our data and from interviews with leading executives, Washington Technology Editor-in-chief Nick Wakeman will explore what the changes mean and where companies will find opportunities in the next year and beyond.
Virtual desktop infrastructure solutions have been around for a long time. But in many ways, the case for VDI has never been stronger, as agencies look for better approaches to securing and managing end-user devices. But does the perception of VDI align with the reality? What is driving interest in VDI solutions—and what concerns are slowing agencies down? This exclusive webcast will review the results of a new survey looking at the emerging role of VDI in government IT strategies.
Iron Bow Technologies, Dell EMC
The insider threat—whether unintentional or malicious—remains one of the most elusive cyber risks. Rather than merely defending the perimeter, agencies need to gain better insight into activity inside their networks and at the endpoints. In this session, Joseph Kirschbaum, Director for Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office, will discuss strategies for identifying and mitigating insider threats.
The public or commercial cloud continues to become a more significant part of government agencies’ IT strategies. In some cases, it’s even supporting critical systems. In this webcast, Michael Fairless, Branch Chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will discuss best practices in leveraging the commercial cloud for a growing range of core IT operations.
CDW-G, Microsoft Azure
The federal IT environment has evolved dramatically in recent years. In particular, networks have become increasingly complex as more and more devices have been connected and the line between the physical and cyber world has blurred, creating a much larger attack surface. With that in mind, NIST has made significant revisions to SP 800-53, which provides a catalog of security controls for all federal information systems. In this webcast, Ron Ross, a NIST Fellow and a leading voice for cybersecurity in the federal government, will discuss the key changes to 800-53 and how they can help agencies do a better job of protecting their critical systems.
By 2025, Millennials are projected to make up 75% of the total workforce. Agencies have been adapting their processes, policies and environments to match the Millennial culture, but are they prepared to handle technology practices? Michael Crouse, Senior Director Business Solutions, Advanced Data & Insider Threat Security at Forcepoint, powered by Raytheon will discuss why the growing presence of millennials in the federal workforce represent a unique cyber threat - and how agencies can respond.
Data is vital to the quality of healthcare—and the more readily that data is accessible, the more valuable it is. In this webcast, public sector health IT officials from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will discuss strategies for making research and trend data accessible to healthcare professionals and/or researchers working across organizational boundaries, and supporting innovative practices.
Federal agencies are at a crossroads with respect to their infrastructure. They need to make plans to migrate to Windows 10 and take full advantage of its new features and ensure tighter security. Agencies need to develop and execute on a strategy to ensure a smooth migration. An efficient and effective Windows 10 migration should be conducted in four phases: perform a complete and accurate inventory; actual migration to all network endpoints; repeat phase 1 and 2 to remediate any failures; and adjust configurations and settings to enable new features.