Agenda

All times ET and subject to change

8:30 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Opening Remarks

Welcome

Description

Opening Remarks by Troy Schneider, Editor-In-Chief of FCW & GCN.

8:35 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Keynote

Ramping Up for the Cyber EO and Cyber Workforce Rebuild

Guy Cavallo, Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management

Session Opening Remarks: Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Red Hat

Sponsored by: Red Hat

Description

Guy Cavallo, OPM’s CIO, shared lessons learned from leveraging native cloud cybersecurity solutions and other steps to implement the Cyber Executive Order. He also addressed the shortage of cloud and cyber skills workers and suggestions on how to address it.

 

On Demand

9:05 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Technology Insights

De(mist)ifying the Fog around Cloud Security

Chris Usserman, Director of Security Architecture, Infoblox

Sponsored by: Infoblox

Description

Hear Infoblox's presentation at the Cloud Security Workshop.

On Demand

9:25 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Government Presentation

Managing Network Complexity

Brian Merrick, Director of Cloud Programs, Department of State

Description

As State’s Director of Cloud Programs, Merrick addressed how the complexity of agency networks complicates securing them, the benefits of a shared responsibility model for common controls, the need to incorporate automation and zero trust architecture and the importance of taking a layered approach to identity management.

On Demand

9:50 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Technology Insights

Seeing in the Dark: A View From the Cloud

James Mandelbaum, Field CTO, Gigamon

Sponsored by: Gigamon

Description

With the shift of our data into the cloud we lose the ability to not only see and monitor the traffic flows, we lose security controls.  This session highlighted a few options for bringing the data into the light for Zero Trust Initiatives as well as feeding your East West virtual traffic to your security tools.

On Demand

10:10 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Break

COFFEE BREAK

Description

A chance to stretch your legs and refill your coffee! 

10:15 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Government Presentation

Focusing on Identity for Cloud Security

Chezian Sivagnanam, Chief Enterprise Architect, National Science Foundation

Description

As the Chief Enterprise Architect for NSF, Sivagnanam discussed NSF's Cloud Smart strategy, and the Cybersecurity modernization effort in the context of Multi-Cloud architecture.

 

On Demand

10:40 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Technology Insights

Let’s Be Real: A Practical Guide to Zero Trust For The Real World

Tamara Elliott, Head of Federal Sales, Duo

Sponsored by: Duo

Description

If we’re all in agreement that Zero Trust is the best security model moving forward, why are so few actively implementing it? Removing budget from the picture, it will typically come down to 2 major roadblocks: misunderstanding of scope, and fear of disruption to users. At Duo, we have battle-tested methodology built on years of data and experience from implementing Zero Trust for our commercial customers. In this presentation, break down the NIST 800-207 definition of Zero Trust and review the practical steps needed to apply it in a Federal environment including:

  • How to navigate NIST and OMB requirements as they change
  • Concrete steps to start, progress, or complete a zero trust initiative
  • Practical advice for change management for Federal employees
On Demand

11:00 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Government Presentation

Securing a Multi Cloud Environment

Robert Richardson, Director of Security Operations, Department of Commerce

Description

As the Director of Security Operations for Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Standards, Robert Richardson will discuss how technology helps support the bureau’s mission to enforce export controls and treaty compliance. He will also address how DOC is evaluating the best ways to secure the hybrid and multi clouds and their data troves to make sure it can meet the increased challenges of cyber attacks.

11:25 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Technology Insights

VMware Public Sector – Cloud Security Workshop

Jason Alcock, Director of Federal/Cloud Security Engineering, VMware

Sponsored by: VMware

Description

Hear VMware's presentation during the Cloud Security Workshop.

On Demand

11:45 AM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Government Presentation

Tips for Successfully Securing the Cloud

Jennifer R. Franks, Director, Government Accountability Office

Description

Based on reviews of many government information systems, the GAO IT and Cybersecurity team lead will describe some requirements of the May 2021 executive order, and offer some tips about best practices on managing network complexity and implementing FedRAMP in the cloud.

On Demand

12:10 PM ET

Wednesday, January 26

Closing Remarks

Thank You

Description

Thank you for joining us for the FCW Cloud Security Workshop!