CyberScape: ID

CyberScape: ID

 
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Faced with an executive order to improve cybersecurity, agencies are introducing processes to protect their systems and networks. Amid an evolving technology landscape that incorporates more virtual and cloud environments, application development and data access off premises, securing these systems to prevent unwanted breaches is mandatory. Leaders discuss strategies in zero trust, identity access management and more to bring cybersecurity approaches to the next level. 

Date
March 3, 2022
Time
8:00 - 9:45 AM ET
Where
Virtual
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On the heels of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, federal agencies are working toward implementing the order’s mandates, like zero trust, in practical, actionable steps.

  • Eric Mill, Senior Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity to the Federal CIO, OMB
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research

Identity, credential and access management solutions are increasingly critical for federal agencies as they move IT operations to cloud environments. Zero trust principles play an important role in the process of granting certain identities access to certain applications within the cloud. Agency leaders talk how zero trust and ICAM solutions are two sides of the key to optimized cloud security.

  • Gerald Caron, CIO, Office of the Inspector General, HHS
  • Angelica Phaneuf, CISO, Army Software Factory
  • Jane Rathbun, CTO, U.S. Navy 

As federal agencies improve cybersecurity in accordance with the White House cyber executive order, cyber leaders must balance security and privacy concerns when rolling out identity access management strategies. Hear from federal agencies about how they’re navigating legal and ethical questions while managing identity data to secure their networks.

  • Ken Clark, Assistant Director, Information Governance & Privacy, ICE
  • Scott Davis, Acting CISO, CBP
  • Don Watson, CISO, USPTO
  • Moderator: Giovanni Leusch-…

Fireside Chat

  • Paul Puckett, Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Agency, U.S. Army
  • Moderator: Kate Macri, Senior Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research

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Mr. Gerald Caron is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and is Chief Information Officer (CIO) / Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology (AIG/IT) for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as of May 2021.

Previously he has served as the Director of Enterprise Network Management (ENM) within the Directorate of Operations in the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) since June 2016.

Mr. Caron has over 24 years of information technology (IT) experience. He began his career in the US Army working in hands-on technical positions serving for 7 years as a Programmer and Administrator. Mr. Caron then spent 2 years as a contractor with the federal government, where he acquired more refined technical skills and a more detailed understanding of IT operations. He joined the federal government at the Department of State (DOS) in 2003 as a Systems Administrator. He has held multiple positions at the DOS, moving from managing small technical groups leading up to Director for ENM.

One of his most significant accomplishments was acting as the technical liaison during a major cyber security event at the Department. His leadership allowed the Department to resolve the incident as quickly and effectively as possible with minimal impact to the mission.

As the Director of ENM, Mr. Caron was personally responsible for the leadership of the largest office within the IRM bureau. This included managing the financial portfolio of over $200 million and prioritization of work across a wide range of disciplines. In this role he was responsible for the network and authentication infrastructure for the Department, led the re-engineering of the Department’s primary Identity and Access Management solution, formed teams to address key security efforts needed to mitigate future potential cybersecurity attacks through collaborative efforts, led the redesign of the Department’s Active Directory significantly improving security and responsible for the engineering and management of all the Department’s global network infrastructure and perimeter security infrastructure.

Mr. Caron is a co-chair on the CIO’s Innovation Counsel for Zero Trust as well as co-chair for ATARC.org Zero Trust Working Group. He previously chaired ATARC.org Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 Working Group which resulted in 8 vendor proof of concepts being delivered to government participants.

Mr. Caron received his associate degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Computer Information Systems, Network Administration from the Northern Virginia Community College. At the Department of State, he also has received training in Executive Potential Program from the USDA Graduate School in 2009 and Advanced Leadership Skills in 2014. He received his certification in May 2020 as a Forrester Zero Trust – Strategist (ZTX-S) and received his Federal IT Security Manager Certification (FITSP-M) in 2017. Mr. Caron has received numerous individual awards for his exceptional service since 2004.

CIO, Office of the Inspector General, HHS

Dr. Kenneth (“Ken”) Clark is the ICE Chief Data Officer and Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy responsible for advancing ICE's data and information management program efforts in privacy, records and data
management, information governance, and Freedom of Information Act compliance. Prior to this position, he was the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Director, Office of Information Governance and Privacy, and the Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative in the Homeland Security Investigations directorate responsible for planning and coordinating operational, administrative resources, and functions related to law enforcement information sharing and statistical program reporting. This included providing expert law enforcement information sharing policy, strategic planning, and program planning support to ICE and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and ensuring proper safeguarding and adherence to policy, procedures, and laws regarding law enforcement information sharing activities with federal, state, local, and foreign partners.

Joining the ranks of the Senior Executive Service in 2012, Dr. Clark served as the Director, Information Sharing and Intelligence Enterprise Management in the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis. In this position he led strategic program planning and priorities development efforts to guide interagency intelligence sharing and analysis, program management for multi-mission threat information sharing, and Homeland Security Enterprise resource planning. This included partnering with the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish a joint program that increased critical infrastructure threat information sharing to the private sector, leading cross-DHS efforts that implemented White House information safeguarding mandates affecting classified information technology networks, and initiating a new mission requirements approach to develop a DHS-wide command and control and common operating picture capability, and improve intra- and inter- departmental law enforcement information sharing.

Dr. Clark has over 30 years of professional experience in the Federal Government and in the private sector working with diverse organizations from the homeland security, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and diplomatic communities. He designed and led nationwide information sharing policy, standards, and enterprise architecture programs, and full-scope continuity of operations, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection programs. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and served in positions that included Presidential Communications Officer under Presidents Clinton and Bush, White House Military Office Director of Information Technology Management, and Commander of the National Reconnaissance Office headquarters' telecommunications and information technology operations and maintenance organization supporting over 5,000 customers.

Dr. Clark received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in public policy from the George Washington
University, and his Master of Engineering degree in electronic engineering from the California Polytechnic State University. He is Chief Information Officer certified through the Department of Defense, and holds Senior Level Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers. Ken and his wife Sheila live in Virginia.

Assistant Director, Information Governance & Privacy, ICE

Scott Davis joined the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Information and Technology (OIT) as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Security Architect in May 2020. Prior to joining CBP, Scott was the Deputy CISO for the Department of Labor from January 2018 May 2020. He has an extensive and diverse background in military, public, and private sectors with critical infrastructure security and information systems. Scott served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and has held roles in information systems security and systems engineering with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and as the Region Command Information Officer at the U.S. Department of the Navy. He has worked for the National Reconnaissance Office as a Flight Chief of Information Systems and Superintendent for the Communications Operations Squadron. He also worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a Lead Project Manager and IT Lead.

As the Acting CISO at OIT, Scott provides cybersecurity expertise to ensure OIT technology services are provided in the most secure manner possible in support of the CBP mission. He recently developed the CBP FY22-24 Cybersecurity Strategy which will guide improvements to enhance the security of CBP information systems and the data processed, contained, and distributed by those systems.

Previously he managed and measured cybersecurity risks of the Department of Labor’s IT assets through the Identity and Access Management program by providing credentialed access to network accounts and supervising privileged user accounts. He integrated a Simplified Sign-on (SSO) system for 24 major applications, including three enterprise-wide solutions, reducing the need for multiple passwords, and fortified cybersecurity for the Department’s networks and systems through the use of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, while overcoming a 38% Federal staffing shortage.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management and Security Administration from Strayer University, and a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University.

Acting CISO, CBP

Eric Mill currently serves in the Biden-Harris administration in the Office of Management and Budget as the Senior Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity to the Federal Chief Information Officer, Clare Martorana.

Prior to that, Eric was the Lead Product Manager for the security of the Chrome web browser at Google.

In 2019, Eric worked for Senator Amy Klobuchar through the TechCongress program, with a focus on election security, vulnerability disclosure, and management of the .gov internet domain.

Before that, Eric served in the 18F team at the U.S. General Services Administration, where he led the federal government's adoption of strong encryption for its online services. While at GSA, Eric oversaw Login.gov, which lets millions of people sign into U.S. public services securely and privately.

Prior to 18F, Eric was a part of the Sunlight Foundation, a civil society group dedicated to government transparency. At Sunlight, Eric created open data services that helped the public follow government activity, advised Congress on its open data strategy, and provided expert guidance to anti-corruption NGOs around the world.

Senior Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity to the Federal CIO, OMB

Angelica (Angel) Phaneuf is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Army Software Factory (ASF). Prior to the Army, Angel was the Director of Security Engineering at Kessel Run and built and ran the innovative security program under the Air Force. Angel has a husband and two kids and resides in the Greater Boston area. 

CISO, Army Software Factory

Mr. Paul B. Puckett III was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assumed his duties as the Director of the Enterprise Cloud Management Office at the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 in November 2019.

As the Enterprise Cloud Management Office Director, Mr. Puckett serves as the principal advisor to the CIO/G-6 and other Senior Army Leaders on the Army's Cloud strategy. He is responsible for assisting in the development of strategy, use, and optimization of Cloud resources, including the areas of cybersecurity, data protection, commercial capabilities, and ensuring network support to the current and future Army force. He will also develop Armywide planning and assist with execution of Cloud planning, migration, operation, and incorporation of advanced services and capabilities across the Army’s four information mission areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Data Protection.

Just prior to joining the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Puckett was the Federal Chief Technology Officer at a cloud native services provider where he focused on advising Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies on how to enhance their mission effectiveness through the adoption of leading-edge open source technology and modern software automation capabilities.  

Prior to that experience, Mr. Puckett performed in a number of roles as a civil servant with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). As the NGA’s cloud integration lead, he helped design, build and accredit the agency’s Unclassified Cloud environment. He was the advisor to senior leadership for technical enhancements and agency priorities related to infrastructure and application modernization, and led the agency in developing an enhanced ability to accept and deploy new applications and services, while simultaneously incorporating high levels of security.

Before his service with NGA, Mr. Puckett again was in a support role with private industry, providing lead engineering expertise for servers and network systems, and systems administrator training for the Joint IED Defeat Office, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Department of State.

Mr. Puckett holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Management Information Systems from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 

Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Agency, U.S. Army

Ms. Rathbun currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Information Warfare and Enterprise Services (DASN IWAR) on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. She is also dual-hatted as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on the staff of the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer.

As DASN IWAR, she supports an $8+B portfolio of programs and projects that deliver the systems for information-centric capabilities, services, processes, and security, including Command and Control; Communications; Networks; Cloud; Cyber; Intelligence; Meteorology and Oceanography; Spectrum; Position, Navigation and Timing; Productivity; Logistics; Personal; Acquisition; Financial; and many other enterprise services. In addition to program support Ms. Rathbun drives key software acquisition reforms and is the Navy’s IT Acquisition Workforce lead.

As CTO she is focused on leveraging modern principles and technologies to drive the modernization of key elements of the DON’s IT Infrastructure to include the establishment of a unified network architecture, movement to a culture of enterprise cloud services and execution of zero trust principles through identity services to enable a mobile, agile, secure and interoperable operational force in meeting their mission.

Prior to selection as DASN, Ms. Rathbun served as the Deputy Director for Defense Business Systems in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3, Cyber, and Business Systems (DASD C3CB) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. She was responsible for shaping the acquisitions of the Department’s major Defense Business Systems and Enterprise IT Infrastructure Services investments, a portfolio valued at over $15B, impacting the readiness of every soldier, sailor, airman and marine, their dependents and military retirees. In addition, she led multiple process improvement efforts focused on modernizing and optimizing the acquisition of business and IT services, software acquisition methods and tools, cloud services, and the management and governance of Defensewide capabilities.

Ms. Rathbun has had a diverse career in the government. Her assignments include: the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces; the Office of the Secretary of Defense Program Analysis and Evaluation as an operations research analyst for readiness and PPBS reform; HQ NASA where she served as a change lead on the SAP enterprise resource planning solution implementation and the Acting Director of Resources, NASA Comptroller; Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed initiative, Institutional Reform and Governance Roadmap, where she guided a cross-department team through development of management reforms including implementation of a Capability Portfolio Management process; AT&L as Special Assistant to the Director of Portfolio Systems Acquisition for Program Management Empowerment and Accountability implementing Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act initiatives; Acting Division Chief for the Strategic Capabilities Office in the J1/8 Resources Directorate, United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, leading analysis of assessment of command operations, and alignment and advocacy of resources to the Command Strategy; and Chief of Staff to the DASD C3CB, facilitating the coordination and synchronization of cross-DASD efforts, requirements, and resources, identifying opportunities for process and management improvements focused on optimizing the delivery of program support and advocacy.

Ms. Rathbun received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from John Carroll University and a Master in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She has earned top civilian service awards for her various efforts and contributions. Ms. Rathbun is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified – Program Management, Level III.

CTO, U.S. Navy

Jim Richberg’s role as Fortinet’s Field Chief Information Security Office for the Public Sector and Vice President of Information Security leverages his 35 years’ experience leading and driving innovation in cybersecurity, threat intelligence, and cyber strategy. During his US Government career, Mr. Richberg served as the National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, the senior Federal Executive focused on cyber intelligence within the US Intelligence Community (IC). He led creation and implementation of cyber strategy for the 17 departments and agencies of the IC, set integrated priorities on cyber threat, and served as Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on cyber issues. He helped create and implement the multi-billion dollar whole-of-government Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) that generated new government cyber capability and enhanced cybersecurity in the private sector and critical infrastructure under Presidents Bush and Obama.

Since joining Fortinet, Mr. Richberg has been named a “Fed 100” and a “Pinnacle” awardee for his influence on technology in the Federal government, a “StateScoop 50” leader for driving innovation in state IT, and was nominated as a “Security Pioneer” for his sustained contribution to cybersecurity. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Cybersecurity Leadership Community, the CNBC Technology Executive Council, and the Forbes Technology Council. He currently focuses on helping organizations manage risk and improve IT efficiency and security in the face of increasing operational complexity

Public Sector CISO and Vice President of Information Security, Fortinet

Don Watson is the USPTO’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of Cybersecurity. Prior to joining USPTO, he was Director of Security Operations at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. At CBP, he led a large team of IT professionals and oversaw cybersecurity monitoring, analysis, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, digital media analysis, and data protection and monitoring. Prior to CBP, Don served at the Department of Defense in uniform and as a civilian employee for 28 years in IT and cybersecurity technical and leadership roles.  He completed a M.S. in Information Technology and a B.S. in Business Management with the University of Maryland.  He completed both the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and CISO Certification programs with the National Defense University.  Don is currently a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), and is ITIL Foundation certified.

CISO, USPTO

Agenda

 
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Welcome Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research
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Fireside Chat: Implementing the Cyber EO

On the heels of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, federal agencies are working toward implementing the order’s mandates, like zero trust, in practical, actionable steps.

  • Eric Mill, Senior Advisor on Technology and Cybersecurity to the Federal CIO, OMB
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research
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Panel: Zero Trust’s Role in ICAM Solutions 

Identity, credential and access management solutions are increasingly critical for federal agencies as they move IT operations to cloud environments. Zero trust principles play an important role in the process of granting certain identities access to certain applications within the cloud. Agency leaders talk how zero trust and ICAM solutions are two sides of the key to optimized cloud security.

  • Gerald Caron, CIO, Office of the Inspector General, HHS
  • Angelica Phaneuf, CISO, Army Software Factory
  • Jane Rathbun, CTO, U.S. Navy 
  • Jim Richberg, Public Sector CISO and Vice President of Information Security, Fortinet
  • Moderator: Kate Macri, Senior Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Panel: Balancing Security and Privacy 

As federal agencies improve cybersecurity in accordance with the White House cyber executive order, cyber leaders must balance security and privacy concerns when rolling out identity access management strategies. Hear from federal agencies about how they’re navigating legal and ethical questions while managing identity data to secure their networks.

  • Ken Clark, Assistant Director, Information Governance & Privacy, ICE
  • Scott Davis, Acting CISO, CBP
  • Don Watson, CISO, USPTO
  • Moderator: Giovanni Leusch-Carnaroli, Vice President, GovCIO
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Fireside Chat

  • Paul Puckett, Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Agency, U.S. Army
  • Moderator: Kate Macri, Senior Researcher, GovCIO Media & Research
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Closing Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editor-in-Chief, GovCIO Media & Research

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