CyberScape National Security

CyberScape National Security

CyberScape National Security
CyberScape National Security
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Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming synonymous with national security. As we become more connected, integrate technology into our infrastructure, and work to ensure our supply chains are secure, we’ll talk to leaders working toward securing our nation in this CyberScape event.

August 19, 2021
11:00 am
Virtual event
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CyberScape National Security


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Beyond Trust / Carahsoft



Alaina R. Clark is the Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As Assistant Director, she leads CISA’s efforts to promote and deliver strategically aligned stakeholder engagements, helping achieve a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people.

Ms. Clark most recently served as Deputy Chief of CISA’s Office of External Affairs where she oversaw the Agency’s public messaging, legislative agenda, and branding. She was responsible for digital messaging, including the Agency’s social media, web pages and graphic design.

Prior to her work at CISA, Ms. Clark served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) from 2013 to 2019. In this position, she managed the day-to-day operations of the IGA State, Local, and Tribal teams.

Her accomplishments included consolidating five offices, two advisory councils and two awareness campaigns into the new Office of Partnership and Engagement (OPE) in 2015, reporting to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and taking on additional responsibilities in January 2016 as acting Assistant Secretary for OPE. In this OPE position, Ms. Clark oversaw office operations for IGA, Office for State and Local Law Enforcement, Private Sector Office, Office of Academic Engagement, Committee Management Office, Homeland Security Advisory Council and Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, as well as the national awareness campaigns “If You See Something, Say Something®” and the Blue Campaign.  

Also, while serving as IGA Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ms. Clark oversaw the Department’s participation in the Council of Governors. This bipartisan group of 10 governors was appointed by the President to work with DHS, Department of Defense and the White House. She also led DHS efforts in support of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico.

Ms. Clark’s work with IGA began in 2007. She served in numerous IGA positions, including State Coordinator to Director for State Affairs, from 2007 to 2013. While working for the Department’s Counterterrorism Coordinator, Ms. Clark oversaw outreach with state and local officials and religious community leaders regarding ongoing threats and their impact. 

Before joining DHS, Ms. Clark worked for a consulting firm that supported the DHS Science and Technology Directorate and the DHS Office of the Under Secretary for Management.

Ms. Clark holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in government with a concentration in homeland security from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Director, Stakeholder Engagement, CISA

Lance Cleghorn came to the Defense Digital Service from the Defense Media Activity (DMA) where he served as Director of Operations for Technology Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Development of the Department of Defense public web program hosting over 850 public websites. Prior to DMA, Lance was manager of the East Carolina University student-funded computer labs enabling on-campus computer resources for over 20,000 students while matriculating for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in networking and cyber. With a passion for web application security, Lance also stays up late helping to secure the DoD by participating in the #DC3VDP and finding vulnerabilities in DoD servers.

Digital Services Expert, Defense Digital Service

Morey J. Haber is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored three Apress books: Privileged Attack Vectors, Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. In 2018, Bomgar acquired BeyondTrust and retained the BeyondTrust name. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition.

Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust strategy for privileged access management and remote access solutions. In 2004, he joined eEye as Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and named customer accounts. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust

Bob Kolasky was selected to lead the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) in 2018, at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As one of CISA’s Assistant Directors, he oversees the Center’s efforts to facilitate a strategic, cross-sector risk management approach to cyber and physical threats to critical infrastructure. The Center provides a central venue for government and industry to combine their knowledge and capabilities in a uniquely collaborative and forward-looking environment. Center activities support both operational and strategic unified risk management efforts.

As head of the National Risk Management Center, Kolasky has the responsibility to develop integrated analytic capability to analyze risk to critical infrastructure and work across the national community to reduce risk. As part of that, he co-chairs the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force and leads CISA’s efforts to support development of a secure 5G network.  He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council.

Kolasky’s current position is the culmination of years of risk and resilience experience. He most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection (IP), where he led the coordinated national effort to partner with industry to reduce the risk posed by acts of terrorism and other cyber or physical threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure, including election infrastructure.

Kolasky has served in a number of other senior leadership roles for DHS, including acting Deputy Under Secretary for NPPD before it became CISA and the Director of the DHS Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure Integrated Task Force to implement Presidential Policy Directive 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, as well as Executive Order 13636 on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

He is also the former Assistant Director for the Office of Risk Management Analysis at DHS where he was responsible for developing DHS’s formative policies and processes for risk management, including the DHS Risk Management Fundamentals and Risk Lexicon. Prior to joining DHS, he was a journalist and an entrepreneur. He helped start two of the first public policy web sites and served as the Managing Editor for

Kolasky joined the Federal government in 2008 after six years as a management consultant. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 and from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002.

Assistant Director, National Risk Management Center, CISA

Katerina Megas is Program Manager for the NIST Cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) program. With a Masters in Information Systems, PMP and ScrumMaster certifications, she has over 25 years of experience developing and leading technology and corporate strategies for organizations in both the private and public sectors. She has over 25 years of experience working in a wide range of technology areas ranging from organizations' development and execution of technology strategies to achieving their CMMI certification. She loves traveling and appreciates her wonderful colleagues who cover for her at work while she piles her family into a minivan taking road trips across Europe and the U.S. in search of the non-touristy experience.

Program Manager, Cybersecurity for IoT, NIST

Vincent Sritapan is the Section Chief for Cyber Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) leading the development and delivery of the mobile security services and capabilities for the protection of Federal Networks and State Local Tribal Territorial Government Agencies.

Mr. Sritapan currently serves as the Co-Chair with GSA and NIST for the Federal CIO Council’s Federal Mobility Group helping drive the federal strategy in mobility and share information across Departments and Agencies. Additionally, Mr. Sritapan serves as the Co-Chair with DoD for the Committee for National Security Systems’ Mobile & Wireless Security (CNSS) Working group to address policy and directives for mobility as it pertains to national security systems.

Prior to joining CISA, Vincent spent 6 years at DHS S&T as the Mobile Security R&D Program Manager at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Science & Technology Directorate aimed at accelerating the adoption of secure mobile technologies for the Department, government and global community to ensure the homeland security mission. Vincent also spent multiple years with the DHS’ Office of the Chief Information Security Officer as the Technical Lead and Security Architect in the Information Security Architecture and Engineering Division. He holds a BS in Information Systems from California State University Northridge, an MA in National Security Studies and an MBA in Information Assurance and Security Management from California State University San Bernardino. Mr. Sritapan is a direct commissioned Information Warfare Officer in the United States Navy Reserve, a National Science Foundation CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Alumnus and an Office of the Director of National Intelligence - Intelligence Community Scholar Alumnus. 

Section Chief, Cyber Quality Service Management Office, CISA

Mike Witt is NASA’s Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Cybersecurity & Privacy and Senior Agency Information Security Officer (SAISO). He joined the agency on February 5, 2017 as the Deputy SAISO. Before NASA, he served with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) supporting the Director of the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center and the Director of Network Security Deployment to enhance existing EINSTEIN 3 - Accelerated (E3A) technology and cyber detection/response operational capabilities.

Prior to DHS, he held multiple roles at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) including Director, Computer Security Incident Response Center, where he was responsible for the agency’s incident handling, analysis, and vulnerability management. While there, he created an Emerging Threats Team to provide advanced analysis, analytics, network forensics, and cyber threat intelligence capabilities.

In January 2011, Mr. Witt was detailed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), by White House request, as the interim Chief Information Security Officer to implement the cybersecurity program for the new agency. In one year at CFPB, he deployed the organizational structure, manpower requirements, strategic goals, objectives, budget, and initiatives to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of CFPB information and information assets while meeting regulatory information security compliance requirements.

Before joining the IRS, he served as the Director, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) within DHS. There he also played a pivotal role in the creation of the EINSTEIN Program, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative, NIST Special Publication 800-61 Rev 1, National Security Presidential Directive 54, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23.

Additionally, Mr. Witt previously served as Chief, Incident Handling and Strategic Analysis at the Department of Defense Computer Emergency Response Team/Joint Task Force Computer Network Defense/Joint Task Force Global Network Operations, responsible for incident response, analysis, vulnerability coordination, and global correlation of network activities across the Department of Defense Global Information Grid. Mr. Witt was Principal Security Engineer with Riptech, Inc., performing controlled penetration and security assessments and conducting incident response and forensics investigations for Fortune 500 companies and several government institutions.

His military experience includes more than 10 years with the United States Army, providing information systems and technology support to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Information Systems Agency, and various Army commands. He is a recipient of the 2009 IRS CTO Award and 2008 Federal CIO Council Leadership Award.

Associate CIO, Cybersecurity & Privacy, NASA



Opening Remarks

  • Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Fireside Chat: The State of Cyber in National Security

Cybersecurity and national security are increasingly intertwined concepts as digitization and IT modernization accelerate across federal agencies. Hear how federal cyber and national security leaders can work together to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure and IT systems.

  • Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director, White House*

Acting on the Executive Order to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity

President Biden’s cyber EO, signed in May, demands some big changes from federal agencies. Hear from federal cyber leaders about how federal agencies can accelerate their cloud migration and security strategies, implement zero trust architectures, and take control of their software supply chains per the order’s recommendations.

  • Alaina Clark, Assistant Director, Stakeholder Engagement, CISA
  • Morey Haber, CTO and CISO, BeyondTrust

Critical Infrastructure Security

Our nation’s critical infrastructure is a top national security priority for federal cyber leaders. Officials from CISA, NASA, and the DOE will discuss how they’re working together to protect critical infrastructure systems and keep the nation’s wheels turning in the event of cyber incidents.

  • Lance Cleghorn, Digital Services Expert, Defense Digital Service
  • Bob Kolasky, Assistant Director, National Risk Management Center, CISA
  • Matthew Swenson, Chief, Cyber Crime Unit, ICE
  • Mike Witt, Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity & Privacy, NASA

IoT and National Security

With 5G infrastructure and connectivity just around the corner, the Internet-of-Things faces increased scrutiny. IoT underpins much of our critical infrastructure and requires unique cyber attention. Speakers for this panel include officials from the DOJ, NSA, and NIST, who can all speak to IoT security and its national security ramifications.

  • Sean Frazier, Federal CSO, Okta
  • Katerina Megas, Program Manager, Cybersecurity for IoT, NIST
  • Vincent Sritapan, Section Chief, Cyber Quality Service Management Office, CISA

Closing Remarks

  • ​​​​​​​Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research