In its traditional role as the enterprise gatekeeper, cybersecurity has had mixed success. While recognized by agencies as a necessity, cyber often has been seen as an obstacle to operational performance. But that is beginning to change. With the cybersecurity executive order, the Report on Federal IT Modernization, and related policies, the administration is pushing agencies to treat cybersecurity as an integral part of their operations—enabling the development of a new generation of IT services.
In large part, the new policies and strategies reflect the realization that cybersecurity requires more than a strong perimeter defense. As agencies modernize their IT infrastructure, they are looking to leverage cloud, mobility, IoT and other technologies to create a new class of IT services that extend far beyond the network perimeter. This emerging environment requires a disciplined approach to managing security, built on a foundation of in-depth network visibility.
This event will bring together cyber leaders from government and industry to explore how agencies can leverage new tools and tactics for improving their cyber posture in this emerging IT environment.
|8:00 AM - 8:45 AM||Registration & Networking Breakfast|
|8:45 AM - 9:00 AM||
|9:00 AM - 9:20 AM||
Keynote: The New Cybersecurity Imperative
In our opening keynote, RDML Barrett will discuss how the cyber executive, the Report on Federal IT Modernization, and related policies and strategies require agencies to rethink their approach to cybersecurity—with an emphasis on enabling agencies to develop innovative services that support the mission.
|9:20 AM - 9:40 AM||
Keynote: Data-Driven Intelligence
In the rapidly changing IT environment of emerging technologies, cybersecurity is more important now than ever. In order to detect and neutralize threats from both state and non-state actors, agencies must have the ability to act swiftly, which requires having the appropriate data. In this keynote, La’Naia Jones will discuss how the Intelligence Community is utilizing data to mitigate threats and protect national security
|9:40 AM - 10:10 AM||Networking Break|
Panel: Managing Compliance (and Delivering Value)
FedRAMP, the Cybersecurity Framework, the cyber provisions of DFARS, the Risk Management Framework, and the Data Center Optimization Initiative—agencies are being held accountable for a growing number mandates, all of which are important, but that taken together represent a heavy lift for already-overburdened cyber staffs. This session will look at how agencies can improve their ability to track their response to mandates and actually translate compliance efforts into better security.
|10:50 AM - 11:30 AM||
Improving the Maturity of Cyber Operations
As part of the Report on Federal IT Modernization, the administration is pushing agencies to take a more mature approach to cyber policy and strategy. In particular, the report emphasizes the value of a shared services approach to cyber, both as a way to improve the cost and efficiency of cyber operations and to lay the foundation for more sophisticated cyber capabilities. This session will look at the potential benefits and challenges of cyber shared services.
|11:30 AM - 11:45 AM||
|11:50 AM - 12:10 PM||
Splunk is bringing you a live after-show for their hit Data-Driven Government Series where you will hear a wrap-up of how these pieces fit together to advance mission outcomes. Attendees will have the ability to ask questions with and have a live look into the Series.