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Event Whitepaper:

Download this eBook to learn what you missed at FCW’s Face-to-Face CDM event held on May 23, 2018.

Even as agencies continue to work on the first and second phases, the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration are laying the groundwork for CDM Phase 3, with its focus on providing much greater and timelier insight into what’s happening on the network—and providing the tools for rapid response and recovery.

GSA has already developed an acquisition strategy known as DEFEND—that is, Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense. Among other components, DEFEND will provide tools for boundary protection and incident response. CDM Phase 3 also is aimed at helping agencies to improve their cyber posture through better design requirements and improved operational monitoring.

This event will look at how agencies can leverage CDM to improve their ability to understand their cyber threat landscape—and to respond as cyber threats evolve.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The shift from detection to prevention
  • Changes in the CDM acquisition strategy
  • Leveraging the CDM dashboard
  • The intersection of risk management and CDM
  • CDM as a shared service
  • Strategies for managing the CDM rollout
  • Best practices in incident response

Featured Speakers:

  • Kevin Cox
  • CDM Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security
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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 and industry to deploy cybersecurity solutions to 1) identify agency networks and assets and 2) protect them and agency data in near 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.

  • Carlene C. Ileto
  • Executive Director, Products and Services Delivery Management Office, Department of Homeland Security
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    Carlene C. Ileto was recently named Executive Director of the Product and Services Delivery Management Office (P&SDMO) March 2017, responsible for the delivery of products and services for the Department of Homeland Security including services and products such as Office365 (O365), Work Place as a Service (WPaaS), Mobility, and Continuous Diagnostic Mitigation (CDM). In addition to the delivery of services and products, she is also responsible for the Enterprise Services Strategy for the Department’s Infrastructure, the IT Category Management to improve the way services are procured, and the delivery of the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) Program to improve the Department’s security posture by providing strategic guidance for planning, oversight, and reporting technical challenges associated with the DHS implementation across the component’s. Previously she held the position Executive Director of the Enterprise Business Management Office (EBMO) responsible for Portfolio and Program Management, IT Policy, and Life Cycle Methodologies (including Agile Methodology). The EBMO is responsible for overseeing the planning, execution strategy, acquisition and governance of the $6.8 B in IT investments across the DHS IT Portfolio to include developing long range plans, managing the relationship with OMB on behalf of DHS, DHS Office Inspector General (OIG) and General Accounting Office (GAO) interfaces and main point of contact. Her office is responsible for providing timely high quality products and services to her internal and external customers.

    In addition to oversight and governance, Ms. Ileto has been given the responsibility to implement new legislation recently enacted such as Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) by developing the Implementation Plan and Common Baseline Self-Assessment Plan. As a result of the successful implementation of FITARA, the Department scorecard rating resulted in a “B-“; the third highest scorecard rating in the Federal Government by GAO. Prior to assuming this role she was the Executive Director of the Transformation and Systems Consolidation (TASC) Program. Previously, Ms. Ileto served as director of Enterprise Voice Networks at the Internal Revenue Service, where she was in charge of the telecommunications technologies deployed in the Modernization and Information Technology Services (MITS) infrastructure for the voice network systems.

    Ms. Ileto previously served as Director of Accounts Management Services within Applications Development’s Customer Service Domain, where she was accountable for delivering functionality that enables IRS employees to provide improved services to American taxpayers. Earlier, she was the project director for Filing and Payment Compliance for Tax Administration Modernization. In that role, she was responsible for successfully delivering the modernized collections compliance system that re-engineered work processes, treatment streams, and new technologies.

    Ms. Ileto has spent thirty years in the information systems industry as a computer scientist/systems engineer. She began her career as a systems engineer working on the Surface Launch Cruise Missile project for BAE Systems and spent twelve years with IBM as an advisory-level systems engineer prior to entering the federal government.

    Carlene, is a native of Virginia, and holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, with a minor in computer science. She and her husband, a Principal Engineer Logistics at BAE Systems, have been married 34 years and have two daughters. The oldest daughter, Christie Ileto, is a news reporter for WPVI in Philadelphia, ABC Channel 6 News and the youngest daughter, Kellie Ileto, is a Speech Language Pathologist for Montgomery County Public Schools.

  • Larry Hale
  • Director, IT Security Subcategory, Office of Information Technology Category, FAS, General Services Administration
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    Lawrence Hale is the Director of the IT Security subcategory within the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to Federal, State and Local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services. As an organization within FAS, ITC provides access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services and solutions.

    Mr. Hale is responsible for addressing the challenges of ensuring visibility of IT Security Solutions such as Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS), Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Tools and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), while ensuring that FAS IT products and services align with federal security standards and mandates.

    Previously, Mr. Hale served as Director of ITC’s Customer Engagement Division. There he was responsible for planning and implementing customer development strategies for the Information Technology Category including Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) and business lines in the ITC portfolio.

    Mr. Hale spent more than two years as Chief Information Security Officer of Affiliated Computer Services, a Fortune 500 Information Technology company. Previously, as Director of the Federal Computer Incident Response Center, (FedCIRC) Mr. Hale led the transition of that organization from GSA into DHS, and served as Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

    In January 1999, Mr. Hale became the first military officer assigned to the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). He retired from the U.S. Navy as a commander in 2001. He has a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a master's in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a Federal Computer Week, Federal 100 Award winner, and a winner of the Association for Federal Information Resource Management (AFFIRM) 2016 Leadership Award.

  • Gustavo Limon
  • CDM Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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    Mr. Limon is a 20+ Federal Servant, now in OCIO Cyber Security Division at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He has been the Enterprise Continuous Monitoring & Operations (ECMO) / Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program Manager for almost 2 years. He previously served for 8+ years as the Chief Technology Officer of the National Weather Service. He has also served at NHTSA as a Sr. PMP and USDA in multiple facets.

    Mr. Limon serves on several DOC and Government-wide Emerging Tech, IT, and Cyber-Security working groups and teams. He is one of the foremost leaders at DOC in the areas of adaption, implementation, design, governance and enhanced utilization of the ECMO/CDM tools and capabilities.

    Mr. Limon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s Degree in Applied Computer Science from University Of MD Eastern Shore with an emphasis in Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms.

  • Gary E. Stevens
  • Executive Director, Information Security Policy and Strategy, Department of Veteran Affairs
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    Gary E. Stevens is the Executive Director for Information Security Policy and Strategy for the United States’ Department of Veteran Affairs. He oversees Department efforts to advance the overall cyber security posture of VA through enhanced visibility in VA Information Technology (IT) systems and networks and by providing leading edge guidance, support and tools. In addition, as the Program Manager for the VA Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy (ECST), he is responsible for the execution of the Office of Information Technology’s (OIT) cyber security strategy and for defining the comprehensive set of actions, processes, and emerging security technologies required to further enhance the security state of VA’s information and assets, while improving the resilience of VA networks. Mr. Stevens has over 20 years of public and private sector experience in various facets of IT and Information Security (IS) related activities, and has been with the VA’s Office of Information Security (OIS) for over 4 years.

    Mr. Stevens leads a technical team of over 100 government and contract personnel to manage the cyber security program of the Department, while also providing programmatic oversight of the Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy (ECST) and plan. In this capacity, he administers a multi-million dollar cybersecurity fiscal year budget and coordinates numerous complex, multi-year, multi-phased Department-wide cybersecurity related projects across the spectrum of cybersecurity and enterprise strategy related functions. He oversees and monitors the implementation of the Department’s compliance program, while simultaneously ensuring the appropriate internal and external governing bodies and leadership are continually notified of the compliance state of VA information systems and the overall progress of the VA cybersecurity program. Mr. Stevens also serves of the VA point of contact to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and their Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, where he provides oversight and accountability across each of the 3 CDM phases to assist the VA better identify cybersecurity related risks via enhanced tools and capabilities, while also bringing forth technologies to better prioritize risks based upon their potential impact to affect the VA environment.

    Prior to his employment with the VA, Mr. Stevens worked at the Missile Defense Agency at the Department of Defense for eight years serving as the Special Programs Information Technology Director and Information Assurance Directorate Deputy Director. He also worked as a contractor with Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and a Senior Consultant with Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Stevens served as an officer on active duty with the United States Air Force and as a Reservist with the United States Air Force Reserve.

    Mr. Stevens received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, and received his Master of Business Administration, concentration Finance, from Colorado State University. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP).

  • Brian Byrne
  • Director of Business Development, Public Sector, Akamai Technologies
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    Brian Byrne is a 12-year veteran of both established and emerging technologies. With four software start-ups, including one entrepreneurial venture of his own, Brian has held various roles in sales, channel partnerships, and strategy. In his position at Akamai as Director of Business Development for the Public Sector, Brian is responsible for broadening the adoption of Akamai’s cybersecurity and enterprise technologies in federal agencies. Additionally, he provides direction and strategy to channel partners selling Akamai cybersecurity and enterprise solutions to state, local and education markets.

  • Phil D'Angio
  • Vice President, Worldwide Sales Engineering, Forcepoint
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    Phil leads the global sales engineering function at Forcepoint and has 20 years of experience in the Information Security market, working with clients in the Public Sector as well as EMEA, APJ and the Americas. Over the course of his career he has held leadership positions in sales, sales engineering and business development for VeriSign, Symantec, HP Enterprise Security and now Forcepoint.

  • Ralph Kahn
  • Vice President, Federal, Tanium
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    Ralph Kahn has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology industry. He has held positions in systems engineering, product management, professional services, sales and business management. Mr. Kahn has spent the last ten years working in the cybersecurity industry.

    As the Vice President for Intel and Emerging technologies at McAfee, Mr. Kahn was responsible for leading an advanced technology group chartered with forward-looking cyber research. Under his direction, this group discovered several new threat vectors and developed an information sharing and cyber system interaction model that is being used at the core of the McAfee products and is being extended to include other cyber security products.

    In his most recent assignment, Mr. Kahn is working as the Vice President of Federal for Tanium. In this role, he is delivering on the U.S. Government’s need for real-time situational awareness at scale.

  • Ladi Adefala
  • Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet
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    Ladi Adefala is a passionate cyber security professional with a broad range of expertise that spans multiple security domains including cyber security strategy, solution architectures, security risk assessments, cyber threat intelligence and research and cyber security training. Adefala’s background in information technology and security began with stints at Red Hat Consulting, AT&T and World Wide Technology Inc., and his credentials include an MBA from Washington University and multiple industry certifications.

    Mr. Adefala has served in a variety of strategic technical and leadership roles that span several disciplines including enterprise network, mobility and advanced cyber security solutions. As a FortiGuard Labs cyber security expert with Fortinet, Adefala advises and engages clients and executive leaders on cyber security strategies and risk management in a number of industry segments, including Financial, Healthcare, Retail, Utilities/Energy, and numerous federal and state government agencies. As a member of several advisory boards, he serves to influence and shape solution capabilities in the area of cyber security and has spoken at various forums on cyber security risk and threats aligned with business imperatives. Adefala’s research interests include cyber threat intelligence and artificial intelligence. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Webster University’s Masters of Science – Cyber Security Program, where he engages participating students in the domains of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), network forensics, malware analysis and reverse engineering.

7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking   
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Troy K. Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN
8:05 - 8:35AM
CDM: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Headed
Kevin Cox
CDM Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security
8:35 - 8:50AM
Cyber Threats Gone in 60 Seconds – The Bad, The Really Bad and The Ugly
Ladi Adefala
Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet
8:50 - 9:20AM
Moving Beyond Reporting to Action With CDM
Gustavo Limon
CDM Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
9:20 - 9:35AM
Phase 3: Who's Boundary Is It Anyway?
Brian Byrne
Director of Business Development, Public Sector, Akamai Technologies
9:35 - 9:55AM
Networking Break
9:55 - 10:25AM
Managing CDM Across a Vast Network Enterprise
Gary E. Stevens
Executive Director for Information Security Policy and Strategy, Department of Veteran Affairs
10:25 - 10:40AM
Tackling the Next Steps of CDM with Risk-Adaptive Protection
Phil D'Angio
Vice President, Worldwide Sales Engineering, Forcepoint
10:40 - 11:10AM
Structuring Program Management for CDM Success
Carlene C. Ileto
Executive Director, Products and Services Delivery Management Office, Department of Homeland Security
11:10 - 11:25AM
DEFEND at the Speed of Cyber
Ralph Kahn
Vice President, Federal, Tanium
11:25 - 11:55AM
Finding Opportunities & Solutions in CDM Procurement
Larry Hale
Director, IT Security Subcategory, Office of Information Technology Category, FAS, General Services Administration
11:55AM - 12:00PM
Closing Remarks
Troy K. Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN

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