11:15am — 11:55am // Future of Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare
How will the federal government defend itself against future cyberthreats as attackers are seemingly one step ahead? What are the defense technologies it will implement - and what is the future — and plausibility — of adopting more offense cyber technologies? How will it work across sectors and borders to get the safeguards in place against the omnipresent web-based threats? This panel will take a look at tomorrow's government and the pressing challenges it will face protecting its and citizens' data and information from cyberattackers.
Speakers: SQNLDR Emma Lovett, Australian Exchange Officer and Chief, Coalition Law Division, Directorate of Operations and International Law, HQ U.S. Air Force; Antonio Scurlock, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Shawn Talmadge, Homeland Security and Resilience Staff Director, Commonwealth of Virginia; Christina Ayiotis (Moderator), Co-Chair, Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute
11:55am — 12:30pm // Managing and Securing the Data from the Internet of Things
The ecosystem of interconnected everyday objects is producing massive amounts of data, presenting huge challenges to those who work to analyze and manage the information. And with that data growing exponentially every day, securing the sensors and the information traversing the ecosystem will be a high priority for organizations leveraging the power of IoT. This panel will explore best practices for big data management and securing both the endpoints and the data against emerging threats. The conversation will also address privacy concerns and the policies needed today to best prepare for tomorrow's proliferation of Internet-connected devices.
Speakers: David Bray, 2015 Eisenhower Fellow and Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission; Greg Crabb, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Postal Service; Marty Trevino, Organizational Architect and Senior Strategist, National Security Agency; Mohana Ravindranath (Moderator), Reporter, Nextgov
1:20pm — 2:00pm // After the Big Breach
The breach at the Office of Personnel Management, reputed to be the largest breach of government data ever, has focused the spotlight on the federal government’s cybersecurity woes like never before. The devastating hack touched off questions about the contractors and other third-party providers and the use of encryption and multi-factor to safeguard sensitive government data. So, where are we now three months after the big breach? Panelists will discuss whether the OPM hack was a true wake-up call for agencies and whether the government needs to take broader action to secure its data.
Speakers: Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director, US-CERT, Department of Homeland Security; Richard Spires, CEO, Resilient Network Systems and Former Chief Information officer, Department of Homeland Security; Nicholas Marinos, Assistant Director, Information Technology Audit Team, Government Accountability Officer; Aliya Sternstein (Moderator), Senior Correspondent, Nextgov
2:00pm — 2:40pm // Putting Big Data to Work
Data is perhaps the government’s most valuable nonhuman resource, but tapping its true potential requires both new technologies and a change in conventional thinking. Truly progressive agencies will not just collect data -- they will analyze, secure and share it when appropriate and use it to make decisions to drive forward the mission. This panel will explore successful big data and analytics implementations in government, with an emphasis on strategic thinking.
Speakers: Brian Eiler, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; Shishu Gupta, Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Dr. Michael Schoenbaum, Senior Advisor for Mental Health Services, Epidemiology, and Economics, Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communication, National Institute of Mental Health; Frank Konkel (Moderator), Events Editor and Tech Reporter, Government Executive Media Group
10:30am — 11:10am // Enabling Insider Threat Awareness and Response // Dell Software
In this Spotlight Session, Paul Christman, Vice President for Federal at Dell Software, will present a holistic approach to converged security and insider threat mitigation. The briefing will cover how to understand where you’re vulnerable, how to respond and a case study of how a large enterprise leverages advanced analytics to correlate disparate, but related Potential Risk Indicators (PRIs) in order to identify emerging threats across the organization. Attendees will learn: the behavioral motivations behind insider threats; why a holistic approach is necessary for effective risk management; how a large organization leverages advanced analytics technologies to protect against insider threat.
Speaker: Paul Christman, Vice President, Federal, Dell Software
10:30am — 11:10am // Tackling Data Security in the Government Workplace of 2020 // Citrix
In this Spotlight Session, Faisal Iqbal, CTO of Public Sector at Citrix, will present a vision for tackling data security in the evolving landscape of Government IT. With the rapid adoption of Mobile and Cloud what should you keep in mind to help balance productivity, agility and security in the present and near future? Challenges and Opportunities impacting the government landscape over the next five years will be discussed along with potential solutions for addressing current vulnerabilities in preparation for the future. .
Speaker: Faisal Iqbal, Chief Technical Officer, Public Sector, Citrix
Homeland Security and Resilience Staff Director, Commonwealth of Virginia
Dr. Michael Schoenbaum
Senior Advisor for Mental Health Services, Epidemiology, and Economics, Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communication, National Institute of Mental Health, @NIMHgov
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2015 Eisenhower Fellow and Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission, @fcc_cio
Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, @NOAA
Senior Cybersecurity Strategist, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, @DHSgov
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Nextgov Prime is an on-the-record event, and is open to members of the media who register in advance to cover it.
Nextgov Prime will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, located at 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20001. Media check-in begins at 7:00am. Members of the media should follow posted signs to the designated registration table.
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