AFFIRM and USCC Present the 4th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 
CenturyLink
4250 North Fairfax Drive 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22203
 AFFIRM                                  USCC

Federal agencies are facing ever more sophisticated adversaries and threats that place our privacy, our economy, and our Nation at risk.

These cyber threats are diverse and include the prevalence of malicious actors who operate globally at will; the growth of risks from the Internet of Things, and increasingly complex networks, all elevating the security and resilience of cyberspace to a critical homeland security imperative. Exacerbating these challenges is a shortfall in cybersecurity and IT talent that effects not on the Federal government, but the private sector as well.

Cybersecurity is a dynamic and crosscutting field that is ever changing and increasingly challenging to address.

This in-depth, half-day session will gather an all-star line-up of chief information officers, chief information security officers, and other thought leaders from government and industry who will explore growing threats as well as innovative approaches to attract and retain the best cyber talent.

Location:
CenturyLink
4250 North Fairfax Drive
Second Floor
Arlington, VA 22203

Agenda

7:30am: Coffee, Networking, and Registration

8:00am - Welcome:

Erich Sanchack, Senior Vice President, CenturyLink Federal Solutions

8:05am: Opening Remarks

Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Richard Young, Chief Information Officer, FAS, U.S. Department of Agriculture and President, AFFIRM
Ira Hobbs, Principal, Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC, Master of Ceremonies

8:15am - 8:45am: The Cybersecurity Challenge: The Intersection of People and Technology

Charles H. Romine, Ph.D. Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

8:45am - 9:15am: Remarks and Recognition of the "Capture the Flag" Winners

Ed Rhyne, Program Manager, Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

9:15am-10:15am: CIOs and CISOs Speak: the State of Cybersecurity Today

Adrian Gardner, Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz, Chief Information Security Officer, NASA
Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Tech
Steven J. Spano, President and CEO, Center for Internet Security
Moderator - Chris Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

10:15am - 10:25am: Break

10:25am - 11:25am: What’s on the Horizon in Cybersecurity

Kiersten Todt, Executive Director, Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Security
Denise Zheng, Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Moderator - Aliya Sternstein, Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

11:25am -12 Noon: Cyberresiliency, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Work

Dr. David Bray, Senior Executive and Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

11:55am: Closing Remarks

Karen S. Evans, National Director, US Cyber Challenge
Richard Young, Chief Information Officer, FAS, USDA and President, AFFIRM

12 Noon: Adjourn

Metro: Ballston (Orange and Silver lines)

Parking: Paid parking in building, entrance on Taylor street.

$9 before 9:00am
$11 after 9:00am

Costs
Registrants must be logged in to receive the government rate. Please contact the AFFIRM office if you require assistance logging in.

  • Government - Complimentary
  • Industry - $125

In-Kind: Host

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Your sponsorship helps support AFFIRM's Scholarship Program and the 2017 U.S. Cyber Challenge Camps. Sponsors of this event will receive logo recognition, complimentary registrations to the March 14th event, and will be recognized as a national sponsor for the 2017 US Cyber Challenge (USCC) Camps. For more information on sponsorship, download the document here or contact the AFFIRM office at 703-778-4646 or info@affirm.org.

About the organizations:

U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program of the Council on Cybersecurity, a 501(c)3 organization. For more information on the Council, please visit http://www.counciloncybersecurity.org.

AFFIRM is a non-profit, volunteer, educational organization whose overall purpose is to improve the management of information and is 501(c)3 organization.

Speakers: 

Dr. David A. Bray

Senior Executive and Chief Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission

Dr. David A. Bray currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC's IT Transformation since 2013. Through the efforts of a team of positive "change agents", he transformed the FCC's legacy IT with more than 207 different systems to award-winning tech in less than two years. This included rolling-out new cloud-based IT that achieved results in 1/2 the time at 1/6 the cost. In 2015, the FCC IT Team received AFFIRM's 2015 Cloud Computing Leadership Award. He also was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014, one of FCW's "Fed 100" winners in 2015, and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015.

David began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a Department of Energy facility.

Randy Marchany

Chief Information Security Officer
Virginia Tech

Randy Marchany has been involved in the computer industry since 1972. He is currently the Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Officer and the Director of the Virginia Tech IT Security Lab.

He designed the curriculum for the US Cyber Challenge camps and is one of its founding members.

He is a co-author of the FBI/SANS Institute's "Top 10/20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities" document.

He is the co-author of the "Responding to Distributed Denial of Service Attacks" document that was prepared at the request of the White House in response to the DDOS attacks of 2000.

He is a coauthor of the Center for Internet Security's series of Security Benchmark documents for Solaris, AIX and Windows2000. He and Virginia Tech are original charter members of the CIS

Edward Rhyne

Program Manager for Cyber Security Division
Science & Technology
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Edward Rhyne is a program manager for Cyber Security Division (CSD) for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) at DHS S&T. He manages the Security for Cloud-based Systems, Moving Target Defense (MTD), and Hardware-enabled Trust programs, as well as multiple efforts supporting national and regional level cyber competitions. Rhyne has transitioned efforts in Domain Name System Security, Software Quality Assurance, and Internet Measurements and Attack Modeling. Prior to working within CSD, Rhyne managed numerous programs in the Chemical and Biological Division of HSARPA.

Prior to his assignment with DHS, Rhyne was a program manager for biological sensors at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to managing programs, he was the systems engineer for the Biological Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer and chief engineer on various autonomous sensor systems.

Charles H. Romine, Ph.D.

Director
Information Technology Laboratory

Charles Romine is Director of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). ITL is one of six research Laboratories within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with an annual budget of $120 million, more than 350 employees, and about 160 guest researchers from industry, universities, and foreign laboratories.

Romine oversees a research program designed to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by developing and disseminating standards, measurements, and testing for interoperability, security, usability, and reliability of information systems, including cybersecurity standards and guidelines for Federal agencies and U.S. industry, supporting these and measurement science at NIST through fundamental and applied research in computer science, mathematics, and statistics. Through its efforts, ITL supports NIST’s mission to promote U.S.

Erich Sanchack

Sr Vice President
CenturyLink Federal Solutions

Erich Sanchack joins CenturyLink with more than 20 years of industry experience and after more than 12 years with Lockheed Martin, where he served as vice president of competitive enhancements and, prior to that, as vice president of information technology services for Lockheed’s Information Systems & Global Solutions defense business. As a former U.S. Marine Corps finance officer, Sanchack started his private sector career with Tetra Pak Inc. in Denton, Texas. Sanchack is a member of the board of directors for the American Heart Association for Greater Washington Region, serves on the advisory council for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and serves on the Armed Services Council for the Union League of Philadelphia. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Steven J. Spano

President and Chief Operating Officer
Center for Internet Security

Brig. Gen. Steven J. Spano (ret.) is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Internet Security, an international nonprofit organization focused on enhancing cybersecurity readiness and response for the public and private sectors. Most recently, he served as the General Manager, Defense and National Security for Amazon Web Service's Worldwide Public Sector. He was one of the key leaders who helped launch and build the business from its inception in 2011. Prior to Amazon Web Services, General Spano served over 28 years in the United States Air Force in a variety of leadership roles. He retired in 2011 from Air Combat Command where he served as the Director of Communications, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, VA, responsible for IT vision, policy guidance, and resource allocation supporting the command's warfighting mission.

Richard Young

CIO, FAS
USDA
Richard V. Young is the Chief Information Officer for the United States Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). FAS links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. In addition to its Washington, D.C. staff, the Office of the Chief Information Officer supports a global network of 96 offices covering 167 countries. Prior to USDA, Mr. Young served as the Director of Information Technology Policy & Compliance within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that capacity, he was responsible for IT policy development and oversight of the

Departments $5.6 billion investment in Information Technology. Insuring the IT investments and resources align and comply with OMB policies, federal laws, and DHS’s internal policies and goals.

Ira Hobbs, Master of Ceremonies

Principal
Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC

Ira L. Hobbs is the principal officer of Hobbs & Hobbs, LLC, an information management consulting practice that focuses on the Federal market. He performs a wide range of tasks associated with the growth and development of small companies from a management and leadership perspective.

Before his current work, Mr. Hobbs served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During his federal tenure, Mr. Hobbs served as co-chair of the Federal CIO Council’s Workforce Committee whose goal was to improve the recruitment, retention, and skills of the Federal IT workforce.

Christopher Dorobek, Moderator

Executive Editor
GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

Christopher J. Dorobek is the voice behind GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER, a blog and audio program that focuses on six words: Helping government do its job better.

He is an award winning journalist and thought leader. In 2008, his editorials in Federal Computer Week were recognized with the ASBPE national editorial award, and in 2010, he was awarded Federal Computer Week’s prestigious Federal 100 Award — the only working journalist to win that award in its more than 20 year history. In 2014, he was recognized with the Association of Federal Information Resource Managers President’s Award for Media.

Aliya Sternstein, Moderator

Correspondent
Christian Science Monitor

Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems. She’s covered technology for more than a decade at such publications as National Journal's Technology Daily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, Sternstein covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She’s been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, MSNBC, WAMU and Federal News Radio. Sternstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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