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The cybersecurity forecast for Federal agencies is cloudy, threatening, and unpredictable.

Collectively, agencies need the help of Federal INFOSEC professionals to defend the personal and private information they create, collect, and store. In response, agencies are collaborating as never before to develop and share cybersecurity standards, threat information, response strategies, and methods to harden future systems.

This program brought attendees up to date on the latest guidance to help ensure cyber-compliance of agency personnel and systems. The briefing faculty focused on current guidelines issued by the NIST Computer Security Division, as well as recommendations from affinity agencies and organizations working to assist continuing efforts of Federal IT professionals to integrate and comply with the range of security mandates levied on their daily operations.

Attendees at this program learned not only the latest requirements, but also how to help your organization to stay ahead of emerging threats, leverage available resources, and implement effective recovery programs when needed.

Featured Speakers:

  • Kathy Lyons-Burke
  • Senior Information Technology Security Officer, Computer Security Office, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Ms. Lyons-Burke has over 30 years of computer security experience. She is a Senior Level Scientist and serves as the Senior Information Technology Security Officer (SITSO) for Policy, Compliance, and Training at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Ms. Lyons-Burke began her government career in 1998 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and joined the NRC in 2003. Prior to joining the government, she was an Associate Department Head in the Special Projects Department of the Center for Integrated Intelligence Systems at the MITRE Corporation from 1994 – 1998 and served as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at GTE Government Systems Corporation from 1985 – 1994 where she held multiple positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility supporting government computer projects within the intelligence community.

    Ms. Lyons-Burke received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1979 and 1981 respectively. She also earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and received the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2002.

  • Dr. Ron Ross
  • Fellow, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce

    Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current areas of specialization include information security and risk management. Dr. Ross leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project, which includes the development of security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the United States critical information infrastructure. His recent publications include Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 199 (security categorization standard), FIPS Publication 200 (security requirements standard), NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 - 53 (security controls guideline), NIST SP800 - 53A (security assessment guideline), NIST SP 800 - 37 (security authorization guideline), NIST SP 800 - 39 (risk management guideline), and NIST SP 800 - 30 (risk assessment guideline). Dr. Ross is the principal architect of the Risk Management Framework and multi - tiered approach that provides a disciplined and structured methodology for integrating the suite of FISMA standards and guidelines into a comprehensive enterprise - wide information security program. Dr. Ross also leads the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative, a partnership with NIST, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Office of the Director National Intelligence, and the Committee on National Security Systems to develop a unified information security framework for the federal government.

    In addition to his responsibilities at NIST, Dr. Ross supports the U.S. State Department in the international outreach program for information security and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Ross previously served as the Director of the National Information Assurance Partnership, a joint activity of NIST and the National Security Agency. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross served in a variety of leadership and technical positions during his over twenty - year career in the United States Army. While assigned to the National Security Agency, he received the Scientific Achievement Award for his work on an inter - agency national security project and was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal upon his departure from the agency. Dr. Ross is a three - time recipient of the Federal 100 award for his leadership and technical contributions to critical information security projects affecting the federal government and is a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medal Awards. Dr. Ross has been inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall o f Fame and given its highest honor of ISSA Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Ross has also received several private sector cyber security awards and recognition including the Vanguard Chairman’s Award, the Symantec Cyber 7 Award, InformationWeek’s Government CIO 50 Award, Best of GTRA Award, and the ISACA National Capital Area Conyers Award. During his military career, Dr. Ross served as a White House aide and as a senior technical advisor to the Department of the Army. Dr. Ross is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College and holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics.

  • Carlos Segarra
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Mr. Carlos M. Segarra Sr. is a proven federal manager with 33 years of service in the Federal Government. Mr. Segarra is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional meeting the requirements of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium and Project Management Professional as certified by the Project Management Institute. He holds a Federal Chief Information Officer Certification and an INFOSEC 4011 certification from the National Defense University at Ft. Henry J. McNair in Washington D.C. In 2001, Mr. Segarra attended the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA and completed the Leadership for a Democratic Society curriculum. Throughout his career, Mr. Segarra has demonstrated expertise in managing multi-disciplinary integrated project teams to achieve maximum results while working for the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration and in his current position as the Chief Information Security Officer at HUD. From 2006-2008, Mr. Segarra managed the conversion of NNSA’s 16,000 classified systems to a thin client environment on schedule and under budget. This work was recognized in 2008 by three prestigious awards: The DOE CIO Technical Excellence Award, the NNSA Administrator’s Award and a FED 100 award as one of the top 100 IT managers in the federal government. In his spare time, Mr. Segarra enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, logging over 10,000 miles per year over the past 20 years. You can find out more about Mr. Segarra on his LinkedIn page at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carlos-m-segarra-sr-cissp-pmp/56/478/56.

  • Dan Waddell
  • Director of Government Affairs, (ISC)2

    Mr. Waddell has over 20 years of experience in information technology, information assurance, and cybersecurity, with over 15 of those years in management. He is an experienced cybersecurity program manager and subject-matter expert for multiple disciplines and skill areas including CISO/CSO advisory services, secure cloud computing, privacy, data loss prevention, regulatory compliance, threat and vulnerability assessments, incident response, disaster recovery/business continuity and risk management. He is currently the co-chair of both the (ISC)² North American Advisory Board and the Government Advisory Board for Cyber Security, providing guidance and expertise on pressing information security policies and trends and recommendations regarding (ISC)² professional certification and education programs. Mr. Waddell is also a frequent speaker, contributor and volunteer on several cybersecurity-related initiatives including our Safe and Secure Online program, and is a 2013 (ISC)² President’s Award recipient.

  • Steve LeSueur
  • Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group

    Steve LeSueur provides Washington area businesses with public relations and communications services. He helps companies develop media strategy, writes press announcements and provides outreach to media. He writes and edits white papers, case studies and reports, and helps business executives write articles for publication. Steve also consults on website redesign and writes Web content.

    Steve also serves as a contributing editor for custom media at 1105 Public Sector Media Group, and is a regular moderator of 1105 webcast programs.

    Before starting LeSueur Communications in August 2005, Steve served more than five years as editor of Washington Technology, a business magazine published by 1105 Media, Inc. As editor, Steve directed the magazine’s coverage of companies that provide IT services to federal, state and local governments. This included both the Washington Technology website, which publishes daily stories, blogs and other features, and Washington Technology magazine, which provides in-depth coverage of the major business opportunities, events, legislation, policies and emerging technologies in the government IT market.

    Before joining Washington Technology, Steve covered national security issues and the defense industry for Defense News.

    He holds a master’s degree in history from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and an undergraduate degree in history from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. He wrote the award-winning book, “The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri,” published by the University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, and has published numerous articles on Mormon history.

7:30 - 8:30AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 - 8:35AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Steve LeSueur [Executive Host]
Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group
8:35 - 9:30AM
Session 1: Opening Keynote
Crafting Effective, Integrated Agency Cyber Strategies—2015 Priorities
Dr. Ron Ross
Fellow, Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
9:30 - 9:45AM
Networking Break
9:45 - 10:45AM
Session 2: Government Strategies Panel
Helping Your Organization Stay Ahead of Tomorrow's Threat
Kathy Lyons-Burke
Senior Information Technology Security Officer, Computer Security Office, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Carlos Segarra
Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dan Waddell [Moderator]
Director of Government Affairs, (ISC)2
Closing Remarks
Steve LeSueur [Executive Host]
Contributing Editor, 1105 Public Sector Media Group

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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.

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