• 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 explored the technologies, policies and management strategies that can help agencies to address these new priorities. Topics 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


Thursday, August 9, 2018

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
7:55 am - 8:00 am Welcome Remarks
8:00 am - 8:25 am Opening Government Keynote | Achieving Excellence in Cybersecurity: The Evolving Paradigm

Sponsored By: Endace

8:25 am - 9:05 am Government & Industry Panel I | Defending Critical Cyber Resources and Networks

Sponsored By: General Dynamics Information Technology

9:05 am - 9:30 am DMARC: Your 60-Day Sprint to Enforcement of Directive BOD 18-01

Sponsored By: Valimail

9:30 am - 10:00 am Fireside Chat: Security in the Era of IT Modernization
  • Royce Allen Cybersecurity Architect, Office of Cyber Security Policy and Compliance
    Office of Information Security
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360

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 Information System Security Manager & Information System Security Officer U.S. Department of Education
  • Daniel Prieto Strategic Executive for Public Sector Cloud Google

Sponsored By: Google

10:55 am - 11:25 am Innovation Fast Track: Collaborating and Customizing CDM Solutions
  • Guy Cavallo Deputy Chief Information Officer Small Business Administration
  • Sanjay Gupta Chief Technology Officer Small Business Administration
11:25 am - 12:05 pm Government & Industry Panel III: Identification and Response Solutions for Transforming Cybersecurity Operations
  • Christopher Brown Director, NGA Cyber Security Operations Cell National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Bil Garner Federal Sales Engineer Gigamon
  • Brian Gattoni Chief Technology Officer, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Department of Homeland Security

Sponsored By: Gigamon

12:05 pm Closing Remarks


  • GDIT
  • Endace
  • ValiMail
  • Google Cloud
  • Gigamon