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

Event Highlights

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senate
  • Dominic Sale, GSA
  • Gary Stevens, Veterans Affairs
  • Paula Wells, CGI
  • Willie Crenshaw, Jr., NASA
  • Micah Czigan, DOE
  • Hillary Palmer, McAfee
  • Amir Dastouri, DHS OCIO
  • Nabeel Nizar, Saviynt
  • Jim Sheire, GSA
  • Kevin Cox, DHS
  • Kelley Dempsey, NIST
  • Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Fortinet
  • Chris Lowe, USDA
  • Patrice Arnold, FEMA
  • CDM Workshop: Kevin Cox, DHS
  • CDM Workshop: Kelley Dempsey, NIST
  • CDM Workshop: Chris Lowe, USDA

IN REVIEW

On November 1st , FCW held its Big Issues CDM Conference, focused on discussing the tools and tactics for implementing CDM and for making it a centerpiece of an agency’s broader cyber strategy. The event provided a deep-dive look into the various phases of CDM, including progress reports, as well as innovations, solutions and trends driving the program forward. If you missed the conference, you can download additional content below to learn more about this topic.

Team Approach Helps Agencies Overcome CDM Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program gives federal agencies capabilities and tools to prevent and defend against cyber threats. Approaching its fifth year, the program has made steady progress with the rollout of its first two phases, but with any new effort comes a steep learning curve READ THE FULL SUMMARY HERE

Protect Data Wherever It Exists

Government agency data breaches have grabbed the headlines recently, but officials are working to find new ways to protect Americans’ personal information. Experts speaking on the Government & Industry Panel III: New Approaches to Risk Management panel at the Big Issues CDM Conference on Nov. 1 say the current focus on data security is exactly the tactic the federal government needs to take. READ THE FULL SUMMARY HERE

People are the Heart of Network Security

Technological issues such as network security and implementing programs such as the Homeland Security Department’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) involve much more than bits, bytes, and hardware. The people are equally critical, say experts speaking during the Government & Industry Panel II: Evolving Best Practices in Network Security panel. READ THE FULL SUMMARY HERE

Identity Management Continues to Evolve

Identity management (IDM) isn’t a new concept, but recent high-profile government breaches have shined new light on the subject. There are tools, programs, and frameworks shaping the way departments handle access. However, it’s a challenge to sift through the noise to find the best mix of mission-and mandate-meeting approaches. READ THE FULL SUMMARY HERE

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
8:30am - 8:35am Opening Remarks
9:05 am - 9:45 am Government & Industry Panel I: Strategies for Cyber Lifecycle Management
  • Dominic Sale Deputy Associate Administrator
    Office of Information, Integrity and Access (I2A)
    Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP)
    General Services Administration
  • Gary Stevens Director, Office of Cybersecurity and
    Program Manager for the VA Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy (ECST)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Paula Wells Program Manager CGI
9:45 am - 10:05 am Networking Break
10:05 am - 10:45 am Government & Industry Panel II: Evolving Best Practices in Network Security
  • Willie Crenshaw, Jr. Program Executive CDM and Risk Management, Office of the Chief Information Officer National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Micah Czigan Director, Integrated Joint Cybersecurity Coordination Center (iJC3) United States Department of Energy
  • Hillary Palmer Senior Enterprise Account Manager McAfee
10:45 am - 11:15 am Government Session I: Strategies for Access Management
  • Amir Dastouri ICAM Architect, Identity Services Branch, Information Sharing and Services Office (IS2O) Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
  • Opening Remarks by: Mark Steffler Vice President, Federal Practice Quantum Secure
11:15 am - 11:45 am Fireside Chat: Identity Management
  • Nabeel Nizar Vice President of Systems Engineering Saviynt
  • Jim Sheire Director of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Program General Services Administration
  • Troy Schneider Troy K. Schneider Editor-in-Chief FCW and GCN
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Lunch & Networking
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch Government Keynote: Extending the Boundaries of CDM
  • Kevin Cox CDM Program Manager, Network Security Deployment U.S. Department of Homeland Security
12:45 pm - 1:25 pm Government & Industry Panel III: New Approaches to Risk Management
  • Kelley Dempsey Senior Information Security Specialist, Information Technology Laboratory/Computer Security Division National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Jonathan Nguyen-Duy Vice President, Strategic Programs Fortinet
  • Chris Lowe Chief Information Security Officer/Associate CIO Office of Information Security (OIS) U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Patrice Arnold Deputy Chief Information Security Officer Federal Emergency Management Agency
1:25 pm - 1:55 pm CDM Workshop
  • Kevin Cox CDM Program Manager, Network Security Deployment U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Kelley Dempsey Senior Information Security Specialist, Information Technology Laboratory/Computer Security Division National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Chris Lowe Chief Information Security Officer/Associate CIO Office of Information Security (OIS) U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:55 pm - 2:00 pm Closing Remarks

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