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  • Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Time: 7:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: The Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

Registration Now Open

Big changes are coming with the third phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Even as agencies continue to work on the first and second phases, the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services 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:

  • 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.

7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking   
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:05 - 8:35AM
Government Session I
8:35 - 8:50AM
Technology Insights I
8:50 - 9:20AM
Government Session II
9:20 - 9:35AM
Technology Insights II
9:35 - 9:55AM
Networking Break
9:55 - 10:25AM
Government Session III
10:25 - 10:40AM
Technology Insights III
10:40 - 11:10AM
Government Session IV
11:10 - 11:35AM
Technology Insights IV
Ralph Kahn
Vice President, Federal, Tanium
11:35AM - 12:00PM
Government Session V
Closing Remarks

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

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.

Via Driving

The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

CPE Credits Available

3 CPE Credits Available for the Face-to-Face CDM Event

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

1105 Media PSMG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.learningmarket.org

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