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.

Date
August 19, 2021
Time
10:45 AM ET - 1:30 PM ET
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Virtual event
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CyberScape National Security

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Keith Nakasone, Federal Strategist, VMware is interviewed by Kate Macri, Writer at GovernmentCIO Media and Research.

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.

Amy Kluber, Editorial Director at GovermentCIO Media and Research interviews Patrick Gorman, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton.

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.

  • Brian Conrad, Acting Director, FedRAMP
  • Morey Haber, Chief Security Officer, BeyondTrust
  • John Simms, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the CTO, CISA
  • Moderator: Jackie Medina,…

Craig Heartwell, CTO, Presidio Federal interviewed by Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Our nation’s critical infrastructure is a top national security priority for federal cyber leaders. Officials from DOD, DHS and NASA 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
  • Matthew Swenson, Chief, Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Mike Witt, Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity & Privacy, NASA
  • Moderator: Kate…

Gram Slingbaum, Solutions Engineer, CyberArk

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…

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Speakers

 

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

Brian Conrad joined the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) team in December 2018, bringing with him a wealth of technical knowledge and leadership experience. Prior to joining the General Services Administration (GSA), Brian served for over 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, gaining experience in leadership, telecommunications/IT, government acquisition, and project management.

Upon his transition from active duty, Brian joined Booz Allen Hamilton where he spent over seven years building his IT, cybersecurity, and project management skills supporting various clients across the Department of Defense (DOD), including the U.S. Marine Corps, United States Navy, and the Chief Information Officer for the DOD. During this time, Brian became recognized as a cloud computing/cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert within the federal government.

At GSA, Brian leads multiple efforts associated with Joint Authorization Board assessment and authorization activities that facilitate the authorization and adoption of commercial cloud services across the federal government.

Brian holds an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.A. in History with a minor in Economics from the University of Memphis.

Acting Director, FedRAMP

Sean Frazier is Federal CSO at Okta. In his role, Sean acts as the voice of the CSO for Okta's federal business. Prior to joining Okta, Sean spent more than 25 years working in technology and public sector security for companies such as Duo Security, Netscape, LoudCloud/Opsware, Proofpoint, Cisco & MobileIron. Sean has helped lead numerous projects used by the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, including the Fortezza Crypto Card, Defense Messaging System (DMS) and many others. He also has extensive experience in identity and public key infrastructure (PKI), network, applications, mobile and IoT. Sean has testified in front of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on the importance of public/private partnership in protecting the nation’s digital infrastructure. Sean also advises public/private partnership working groups including ACT-IAC, ATARC and many others.

Federal CSO, Okta

Patrick Gorman is an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton and leads the firm’s Cyber and Engineering practice and runs Booz Allen’s Dark Labs and 5G team. With 35 years of experience, Mr. Gorman has worked in multiple capacities in digital strategy and product development, technology risk management and cybersecurity in both the government and commercial sectors. 

He recently served as the head of Strategy and Product at CyberGRX, a Cyber Third Party Risk Management company. Prior to that, he was the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Bridgewater Associates, where he was in charge of cyber, physical, and staff security for the world’s largest hedge fund. Mr. Gorman was the Senior Vice President and global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he had global oversight of cyber security policy, cyber technology and controls, management and security operations. Previously, he worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as Senior Executive Advisor of Cybersecurity responsible for strategic planning, business development, capability development, marketing and capture management for firm’s government and commercial cyber-portfolio. 

His technology and risk background stems from holding the position as Asst. Director of National Intelligence (ADDI) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Intelligence Community where is was responsible for IT transformation and cybersecurity for all national intelligence agencies in the US. He served as one the principal parties to set up the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after 9/11, and worked at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the 1990s on developing the US Department of Defense’ doctrine and capabilities design and development for Network Centric Warfare, Information Operations and Cyberwar programs. Prior to that, Patrick spent over ten years in the United States Air Force as part of The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) in signals intelligence, electronic warfare, and psychological operations with service in the Electronic Security Command, Air Force Intelligence Command, and USAF Special Operations Command. 

He holds degrees in government and economics from the University of Maryland, a Masters of Arts in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the George Washington University, executive program in Business Strategy at Harvard Business School, and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute (Russian and Serbo-Croatian).
 

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Morey J. Haber is Chief 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.

Chief Security Officer, BeyondTrust

Craig Heartwell is an experienced technologist, leader and entrepreneur having grown vision driven teams and companies through the application of leading-edge technologies. His ability to assimilate and synthesize domain knowledge while applying technical expertise and solutions become even more compelling for federal government agencies given his insights into alternative approaches, business opportunities, and emerging markets.

As a senior solutions architect at IBM he focused on competitive solutions, delivery models and pricing strategies for federal government contracts. While at Perthera, Craig worked with world-class oncologists and medical researchers to help advance the fight against cancer. Other career highlights include coauthoring four awarded patents in healthcare IT, designing the award-winning interface for ObjectVideo’s VEW application and architecting an interactive, high fidelity simulation system that supported a globally distributed proof-of-concept war game for DARPA.

CTO, Presidio Federal

Chris Inglis currently serves as the first Senate-confirmed National Cyber Director and advisor to the President of the United States Joe Biden on cybersecurity. He previously worked as a U.S. Naval Academy Looker Distinguished Visiting Professor for Cyber Studies, as a managing director at Paladin Capital, a member of the boards of several public and private corporations, and as a Commissioner on the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission.  He retired from the Department of Defense in January 2014 after 41 years of federal service, including 28 years at the National Security Agency and seven and a half years as its Deputy Director.  He served as a member of the Department of Defense Science Board and as a National Intelligence University trustee until early 2021.

A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. Inglis’ military career includes 30 years of service in the US Air Force and Air National Guard — from which he retired as a command pilot at the rank of Brigadier General.  He and his wife Anna have three grown children and reside in Annapolis, MD.

National Cyber Director, Executive Office of the President

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

Keith Nakasone joined VMware in June 2021 as Senior Federal Strategist, supporting VMware's Government, Education and Healthcare sector. In his role, Nakasone is focused on delivering IT and acquisition solutions with agility, flexibility, scalability, and security as a priority.

Nakasone joined VMware from the US. General Services Administration, where he was the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition Management and focused on delivering IT acquisition solutionsfor the present and beyond. Prior to GSA, he served as Senior Procurement Executive at the FCC overseeing the Acquisitions and Procurements, Contracting Officer’s and Contracting Officer’s Representative Certification programs, and was responsible for the agency’s small business goals. Nakasone also spent 20 years working for the US Department of Defense, where he worked with the US Army, Navy, and DISA on advancing their IT and telecommunications infrastructure.

Nakasone holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Ft. McNair, Washington D.C and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI. He currently resides in Arlington, VA and enjoys spending time traveling back and forth between Hawaii, Las Vegas, and other resort locations.

Senior Federal Strategist, GEH, VMWare

John Simms is an information security leader and advisor with over 25 years of information technology and security experience. John currently supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer, primarily supporting the Trusted Internet Connection program and the agency’s cloud strategy. Previously, John served as the Chief of Cybersecurity Assurance and as the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program Manager in the Federal Network Resilience Division at DHS. Since 2016, John has focused on high value asset security architecture and engineering, and cloud modernization. Prior to joining the DHS, John served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the CTO, CISA

Gram Slingbaum is a Solutions Engineer supporting Federal customers for CyberArk. Prior to CyberArk, Gram has supported large-scale IT integrations, software development projects, and IT infrastructure migrations for a variety of Federal agencies including the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA. He is based in Washington, DC.

Solutions Engineer, CyberArk

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

Matthew Swenson currently serves as a Unit Chief at the Homeland Security Investigations Cyber Crime Center in Fairfax, VA.  At C3, he oversees all cybercrime investigations for HSI and directly manages the Network Intrusion, Digital Crimes, and Technical Solutions sections. Mr. Swenson also oversees HSI’s cyber threat intelligence program.  Previously, Mr. Swenson served as a Section Chief running the Network Intrusion Section at C3. Prior to his time at C3, Mr. Swenson was assigned to the Los Angeles, California, field office.  In Los Angeles, he conducted computer forensics and mobile device forensics on a wide array of digital media, supporting Homeland Security Investigations.   Mr. Swenson has more than 18 years of federal law enforcement experience focusing on digital forensics, cybercrime, and incident response.  He has also taught computer forensics and cyber-crime related courses to investigators worldwide.

Before his assignment in the Los Angeles field office, Mr. Swenson served as a Section Chief for the Department of Homeland Security Cyber Crimes Center’s Digital Forensic Unit. He also served as the Resident Agent in Charge at the NASA OIG Cyber Crimes Division, overseeing a team working cybercrime investigations at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

Chief, Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations

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

Agenda

 
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Opening Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Industry Perspective

  • Keith Nakasone, Federal Strategist, VMware
  • Moderator: Kate Macri, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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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, Executive Office of the President
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Industry Perspective

  • Patrick Gorman, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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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.

  • Brian Conrad, Acting Director, FedRAMP
  • Morey Haber, Chief Security Officer, BeyondTrust
  • John Simms, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the CTO, CISA
  • Moderator: Jackie Medina, Director, GovernmentCIO
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Industry Perspective

  • Craig Heartwell, CTO, Presidio Federal
  • Moderator: Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Critical Infrastructure Security

Our nation’s critical infrastructure is a top national security priority for federal cyber leaders. Officials from DOD, DHS and NASA 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
  • Matthew Swenson, Chief, Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Mike Witt, Associate Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity & Privacy, NASA
  • Moderator: Kate Macri, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Industry Perspective

  • Gram Slingbaum, Solutions Engineer, CyberArk
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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
  • Moderator: Melissa Harris, Staff Writer/Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Closing Remarks

  • Amy Kluber, Editorial Director, GovernmentCIO Media & Research