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

Adrian Gardner, Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Vice President, AFFIRM

Ira Hobbs, Principal, Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC, Master of Ceremonies

8:15am - 8:45amThe 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-10:15amCIOs and CISOs Speak: the State of Cybersecurity Today

Adrian Gardner, Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Tech

Steven J. Spano, President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Internet Security

Moderator - Chris Dorobek, Executive Editor, GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

10:15am - 10:25am: Break

10:25am - 11:25amWhat’s on the Horizon in Cybersecurity?
Click here for full report discussed in panel. 

Kiersten Todt, Executive Director, Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Denise Zheng, Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Moderator - Aliya Sternstein, Freelance Cybersecurity Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

11:25am -11:55amCyberresiliency, 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

Adrian Gardner, Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Vice 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

  • Government - Complimentary
  • Industry - $125

Speakers

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

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

Karen S. Evans National Director US Cyber Challenge

Karen S. Evans
National Director
US Cyber Challenge

Adrian Gardner
AFFIRM Vice President
Chief Information Officer
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Randy Marchany Chief Information Security Officer Virginia Tech

Randy Marchany
Chief Information Security Officer
Virginia Tech

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

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

Dr. Charles H. Romine, Ph.D Director Information Technology Laborator (ITL)

Dr. Charles H. Romine, Ph.D
Director
Information Technology Laborator (ITL)

Erich Sanchack Senior Vice President CenturyLink Federal Solutions

Erich Sanchack
Senior Vice President
CenturyLink Federal Solutions

Brig. Gen (retired) Steven J. Spano, President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Internet Security

Brig. Gen (retired) Steven J. Spano,
President and Chief Operating Officer,
Center for Internet Security

Kiersten E. Todt Executive Director, Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Kiersten E. Todt
Executive Director,
Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Denise Zheng Director and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Program Center for Strategic and International Studies

Denise Zheng
Director and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Moderators

Ira Hobbs, Master of Ceremonies Principal Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC

Ira Hobbs, Master of Ceremonies
Principal
Hobbs and Hobbs, LLC

Christopher Dorobek Executive Editor GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

Christopher Dorobek
Executive Editor
GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

Aliya Sternstein Freelance Cyberecurity Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

Aliya Sternstein
Freelance Cyberecurity Correspondent,
Christian Science Monitor