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  • Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
  • Time: 7:30AM - 12:10PM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Thank You for Attending!

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program is at a turning point.

Over the last several years, The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration have been laying the foundation for CDM, providing agencies with the tools and processes to gain visibility into their IT environments and to understand the risks they face.

In the coming year, DHS and GSA will be working with agencies to develop more advanced capabilities. The second phase, already underway, is focused on managing employee access and privileges and security-related behaviors, while the third phase will address boundary protection, event management and incident response. However, such tools, while necessary, are not sufficient. 

Attendees at this event heard federal cyber experts discuss how CDM itself can serve as a foundation for an agency’s broader cybersecurity strategy—not only strengthening its cybersecurity measures but also positioning an agency to adapt and respond as cyber threats evolve.

Topics addressed include:

  • An update on the evolution of the CDM program
  • Best practices in identity credential and access management
  • Emerging trends in security-related behavior management
  • Strategies for reducing the attack surface of an agency’s network
  • The value of an “as a service” approach to cybersecurity

Featured Speakers:

  • Steve Caimi
  • Industry Solutions Specialist, Cisco
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    Steve Caimi is Cisco’s Cybersecurity Specialist focused on the unique security challenges facing the US Public Sector. His career spans more than twenty years of diverse technical and managerial experience in information security, networking, and telecommunications. Today he helps the public sector understand and effectively manage cyber risks by advocating industry best practices, and by aligning Cisco’s advanced capabilities with cybersecurity frameworks, programs, and compliance mandates.

    Prior to joining Cisco, Steve held various product management, engineering, and solution architecture positions at HP Enterprise Security, CA Technologies, UUNET Technologies, and Citigroup. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

  • Kevin Cox
  • CDM Program Manager, DHS
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    Kevin Cox is the Program Manager for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. In this position, Mr. Cox leads the effort working collaboratively with federal agencies to deploy cybersecurity solutions to identify agency networks and assets and protect them and agency data in real time against the growing cybersecurity threats. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Cox served as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Department of Justice, where he oversaw the organization’s cybersecurity continuous monitoring capabilities and the security posture dashboard. Mr. Cox holds M.A. degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Chicago.

  • Dwayne King, CISSP, PMP
  • Sr. IT Specialist, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
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    Dwayne King is a Sr. IT Specialist (Infosec-Architect) in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In this capacity Dwayne is responsible for implementing the Information Systems Continuous Monitoring Strategy with primary focus on project management of OPM’s CDM program. Prior to joining CIO, Dwayne served as Acting Chief for CFO’s Policy and Internal Controls office along with being the information security officer for CFO Financial Management Systems. Dwayne has over 15 years’ experience as an IT Security professional in the federal sector with previous assignments at DHS, Dept. of Justice, and State Dept. Dwayne holds several professional certifications to include CISSP and PMP along with a BS in Information Systems Management. He is also a US Navy veteran.

  • Mark Kneidinger
  • Director, Federal Network Resilience, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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    Mark Kneidinger is the Director of the Federal Network Resilience (FNR) Division, within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications. In this position, Mr. Kneidinger leads FNR’s activity in representing CS&C Cyber Programs to all 125 Executive Branch Departments & Agencies driving change in cybersecurity risk management across the federal government, working in collaboration with OMB, NSC, the CIO Council and individual agency CIOs and CISOs. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Kneidinger held IT Executive leadership positions in the commercial sector of Fortune 100 Corporations, including roles as CTO, Vice President and Managing Partner. Mr. Kneidinger has further held Chief Information Officer (CIO) positions in New York and Virginia as well as served as a White House appointee in the position of Deputy Assistant Administrator and CIO for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Stephen Nardone
  • Director of Security and Mobility Practices, Connection Public Sector Solutions
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    Stephen is a Certified NSA Cryptologic Engineer and a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and InfraGard.

    Prior to coming to Connection, Stephen worked at the NSA for 15 years, directing the Trusted Product Evaluation Program for the National Computer Security Center, and was the NSA liaison to both the Director J-6, Joint Staff, and Director Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). He was also a Senior Director for several professional security services practices, including Exodus Communications, AimNet Solutions, and Unisys, and was the CTO/CSO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Tom Kopko
  • Senior Director, Gigamon
  • Jerry Petrosino
  • Senior Solutions Engineer, Akamai Technologies
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    Jerry designs Akamai cybersecurity solutions for federal, state and local agencies, and Higher Ed clients in the US and Canada. His emphasis is on delivering services and products to insure the speed, reliability and security of web application infrastructure for his customers.

    During his career as a Solutions Architect, Jerry served as a subject matter expert, introducing new IT, cloud and cybersecurity solutions to enterprise and government organizations. He successfully blended business acumen and technical expertise to help large technology companies penetrate new markets and accounts. He has consulted on various high-level government projects involving civilian agencies, DoD and Intel.

    Before joining Akamai, Jerry held various Solutions Architects positions at Trend Micro, Verizon, NTT America, SAVVIS and DIGIX. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Jerry is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

  • Jim Piché
  • Homeland Sector Director, FEDSIM, General Services Administration
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    Jim Piché is FEDSIM's Homeland Sector Director and is responsible for the management and administration of FEDSIM's Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Professional Services Projects at DHS and its component agencies. Most notably, the FEDSIM and DHS partnership for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) as a means to offer state-of-the-art cybersecurity tools and services to government networks. Jim's Sector also supports DHS' Secure Enterprise Network Systems, Services, & Support (SENS3) and the Technology Integration Program (TIP) at St. Elizabeth’s campus – the future home of DHS.

    Prior to his assignment at FEDSIM, Mr. Piché was the Customer Service Director for Navy ERP. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

  • Peter Romness
  • Cybersecurity Programs Lead , US Public Sector, Cisco
  • Rod Turk
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Commerce
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    Rod Turk was named Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce in July 2016. Selected based on his proven ability to lead and manage while achieving efficiency and results. He serves as a member on the OCIO senior leadership team responsible for providing leadership and maintaining oversight for the information technology across the Commerce Department’s bureaus.

    Rod will continue in his current position as the U.S. Commerce Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Rod manages and oversees manages the Department of Commerce's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices. He and his team manage Department-wide cybersecurity initiatives, programs, and monitoring at DOC, including risk assessment of the information technology owned or operated on behalf of DOC.

    Rod has extensive experience advising the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, CIO, and senior officials on cybersecurity and risk management, as well as providing administration and executive leadership for joint agency cybersecurity initiatives such as the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative. Prior to his DOC experience, Rod was Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and CISO at the Department of Energy, where he managed the department’s enterprise cybersecurity program.

    Rod Turk joined Senior Executive Service with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in September 2004. He has held several Senior Executive positions within the Federal government, including serving as the CISO at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), before joining the Department of Commerce as CISO in 2012.

  • Robert Wuhrman, PMP, CISSP
  • Enterprise Architect, Unified Shared Services Management, GSA
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    Robert Wuhrman is an Enterprise Architect within Unified Shared Services Management (USSM) at the General Services Administration (GSA). With the team at USSM, Robert is working to develop the performance management constructs, policy, governance, and planning that will improve and transform government-wide mission support capabilities while reducing cost and unnecessary duplication in services and systems. Rob brings 20 years’ experience in delivering information technology solutions to the public and private sectors.

    He comes to GSA from the Office of Inspector General at HUD where he served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Technology and Chief Technology Officer. In this capacity, he led several teams in delivering IT infrastructure operations, cybersecurity, software/web development, IT project/contract management, and customer service to 700 OIG employees at 45 field and headquarters offices. Prior to this work at the Office of Inspector General, Robert worked for the American Institutes for Research (AIR) where he was instrumental in the architecture, development, consolidation, and securing of numerous health information technologies and data centers on behalf of the National Institutes of Health.

7:30 - 8:15AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15 - 8:20AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
John Stein Monroe
Senior Events Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group
8:20 - 8:50AM
Session 1: CDM: Raising the Bar on Cybersecurity
Kevin Cox
CDM Program Manager, DHS
8:50 - 9:05AM
Session 2: Technology Insights I
Steve Caimi
Industry Solutions Specialist, Cisco
Peter Romness
Cybersecurity Programs Lead, US Public Sector, Cisco
9:05 - 9:35AM
Session 3: Acquisition Strategies: What’s New in CDM Phase 3
Jim Piché
Homeland Sector Director, FEDSIM, GSA
9:35 - 9:50AM
Session 4: Technology Insights II
Tom Kopko
Senior Director, Gigamon
9:50 - 10:10AM
Networking Break
10:10 - 10:40AM
Session 5: CDM and the Shared Services Approach
Mark Kneidinger
Director, Federal Network Resilience, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Robert Wuhrman, PMP, CISSP
Enterprise Architect, Unified Shared Services Management, GSA
10:40 - 10:55AM
Session 6: Technology Insights III
Jerry Petrosino, CISSP
Senior Solutions Engineer, Akamai Technologies
10:55 - 11:25AM
Session 7: An Agency Perspective: U.S. Department of Commerce
Rod Turk
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
11:25 - 11:40AM
Session 8: Technology Insights IV
Stephen Nardone
Director of Security and Mobility Practices, Connection Public Sector Solutions
11:40AM - 12:10PM
Session 9: An Agency Perspective: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Dwayne King, CISSP, PMP
Sr. IT Specialist, OPM Cybersecurity Program, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Closing Remarks
John Stein Monroe
Senior Events Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

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.

Via Driving

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 that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

CPE Credits are available for the Event: Face-to-Face Cybersecurity: CDM, Pushing the Boundaries of Cybersecurity.

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, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

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