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.
VMware, Carahsoft, Carpathia, A QTS Company
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.
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.
Palo Alto Networks
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.
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.
Quantum Secure part of HID Global
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
DLT Solutions and NetApp
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.
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.
DLT, ForeScout, Symantec