• June 2, 2015
  • National Press Club
    Washington D.C.


The Trump administration has made cybersecurity an integral component of its broader vision for improving federal IT. Between the executive order on cybersecurity and the IT modernization strategy, the administration is taking a multi-pronged approach to strengthening agency cyber defenses—not only addressing current weaknesses but better positioning agencies to respond to emerging cyber threats.

In part, the administration’s cyber strategy puts a new emphasis on risk management, directing agencies to better align their cyber spending with high-risk IT assets—and holding agency leaders accountable for these efforts. But the administration also seeks to modernize its cyber strategy to reflect the federal government’s evolving IT environment.

The growing importance of cloud, mobility and related trends requires agencies to think differently about cybersecurity, once and for all relinquishing their reliance on perimeter-based protections and focusing instead on network-, application- and data-level security. Above all, agencies need to improve their ability to detect and respond to threats quickly and effectively.

This event will explore the technologies, policies and management strategies that can help agencies to address these new priorities. Potential topics to be addressed include:

  • Identification and authentication
  • System and communications protection security controls
  • Cryptographic key management
  • Cross-domain security
  • Automating information security processes
  • Effective endpoint and data security technologies
  • Cyber risk management
  • Improving network situational awareness
  • Blockchain-based data security
  • Encryption strategies for data-at-rest and data-in-transit
  • Compliance


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
7:55 am - 8:00 am Welcome Remarks
8:25 am - 9:05 am Government & Industry Panel I | Defending Critical Cyber Resources and Networks
  • Ron Ross, Ph.D. Senior Computer Scientist and Information Security Researcher, Computer Security Division National Institute of Standards and Technology

Sponsored By: General Dynamics Information Technology

9:05 am - 9:30 am DMARC: Your 60-Day Sprint to Enforcement

Sponsored By: Valimail

10:00 am - 10:15 am Networking Break
10:15 am - 10:55 am Government & Industry Panel II: Leveraging New Technologies in an Evolving Threat Landscape
  • Surendra Babu (Invited) Information System Security Manager & Information System Security Officer U.S. Department of Education
  • Leonel Garciga J6 Chief and Chief Technology Officer, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO)
11:25 am - 12:05 pm Government & Industry Panel III: Identification and Response Solutions for Transforming Cybersecurity Operations
  • Christopher Brown Deputy Director, NGA Cyber Security Operations Cell National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
12:05 pm Closing Remarks


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