Infrastructure: Security

Infrastructure: Security

Infrastructure: Security
Infrastructure: Security
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Virtual Event

New IT infrastructure modernization strategies and the COVID-19 pandemic cause new security challenges for federal agencies, and require new approaches to IT infrastructure security. This event will consider new security blueprints and the mindset shifts required to boost federal IT infrastructure security.

March 31, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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Infrastructure: Security



Welcome Remarks


IT Infrastructure: A National Security Issue for a National Cyber Director

IT infrastructure security is the national security issue we sometimes forget about, but a slump in cybersecurity posture could have devastating consequences for a federal agency and ripple effects across the nation. This fireside chat will explore the case for a National Cyber Director to unite cybersecurity and IT infrastructure security efforts across the .gov landscape.

  • Trey Herr, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

Cloud Supply Chain Security

From cloud infrastructure to software applications to software updates, cyber criminals and nation-state actors are increasingly targeting cloud supply chains. Hear from IT leaders about what steps they’re taking to protect themselves from cloud supply chain vulnerabilities.

  • Cynthia Southerland, CISO, FEMA
  • Katie Arrington, CISO, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Defense Department*
  • Will Loomis, Supply Chain Cybersecurity Lead, Atlantic Council
  • Noel Kyle, Program Analyst, National Risk Management Center, CISA, Homeland Security*

Protecting a Mobile, Boundaryless IT Infrastructure

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed federal agencies into new cyber territory with mass telework, accelerating the trend toward mobile infrastructure and edge computing, which in turn triggered new security challenges. In the age of bring-your-own-device (BYOD), hear from federal agencies about how they’re protecting an increasingly mobile, boundaryless IT infrastructure.

  • Betsy Kulick, Deputy Program Manager, CDM, CISA, Homeland Security*
  • Brian Campo, Deputy CTO, Homeland Security*
  • Shane Barney, CISO, USCIS*
  • Joe Ramsey, CISO, ITA, Department of Commerce*

Innovating the ATO Process for Cloud Security

As cloud adoption surges in federal agencies, continuously verifying cloud infrastructure becomes a hassle, while cyber criminals and nation-state actors become savvier at hacking into servers and data centers. Some federal agencies are exploring DevSecOps practices to automate their ATO process -- hear from leaders about their innovative ATO strategies for better cloud security.

  • Ron Thompson, CDO and Deputy Director for Digital Transformation, NASA*
  • Rob Wood, CISO, CMS

Closing Remarks