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Virtual Event

What challenges and opportunities exist to modernize agency systems to secure the nation’s most critical IT operations amid COVID-19? Hear from cybersecurity leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, Defense Health Administration and more about how their agencies are strategically ramping up and scaling IT capabilities to monitor, meet and successfully prevent cyber threats.

September 2, 2020
11:00 am
Virtual event

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Welcome Remarks

  • Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Fireside Chat

  • Grant Schneider, Federal CISO*

Health InfoSec During COVID-19

With the coronavirus pandemic straining health care systems, it has become increasingly apparent that security is one of the most critical aspects of trusted data transfer. This includes safeguarding protected patient information tied to COVID-19 hospital admissions, to ensuring data integrity for clinical vaccine research and the timely delivery of medical supplies. In this panel, you’ll hear from leaders at the VA, DHA and HHS on how their agency security efforts are helping save lives.

  • Paul Cunningham, CISO, VA*
  • Richard J. Driggers, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Cybersecurity, CISA*
  • Cheri Gatland-Lightner, CISO, CDC*
  • George Hoffman, Deputy Director and Deputy CIO, CMS OIT*

Women in Cyber Leadership

Cybersecurity positions are in high-demand, but there are many workforce challenges to overcome to address federal hiring needs and empower workers. Hear from women in federal cyber leadership share their experiences in the field, and steps agencies can take to strategically recruit, develop, and retain a skilled cyber workforce.

  • Katie Arrington, CISO, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, DOD*
  • Jothi Dugar, CISO, CIT, NIH
  • Venice Goodwine, CISO, USDA*

Foundational Frameworks for Cyber Resiliency

This panel will focus on cybersecurity best practices and standards, including the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 Initiative, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and more. We will also discuss challenges and opportunities associated with agile, modern security capabilities across federal agencies.

  • Timothy Amerson, Director of Infrastructure Operations Cybersecurity Management, Cybersecurity Product Line Manager, VA
  • Sean Connelly, TIC's Program Manager, CISA, DHS *
  • Naomi Lefkovitz, Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, NIST*
  • Alexis Wales, Deputy Associate Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure, CISA*
  • LaMonte Yarborough, CISO, HHS OIG*

Closing Remarks

  • Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research