FCW Workshop: CMMC 2.0 What’s Changed and What’s Next - Speakers

Speakers

Robert Hill

CEO

Cyturus Technologies, Inc.

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Robert Hill

CEO

Cyturus Technologies, Inc.

Robert has spent over 30 years in the IT space promoting significant and measurable reductions in business risk through applied cybersecurity practices, programs, and technologies. Prior to founding Cyturus, Robert worked as an industry leading cybersecurity consultant often featured on Network News broadcasts, seen on stage as a forum panelist, and found in Fortune 500 conference rooms discussing cybersecurity risk in business terms.

Robert is a member of the FBI InfraGard, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received his degree in Biomedical Clinical Engineering. Robert has received recognition from the Department of Homeland Security for his efforts as a First Responder and Disaster Relief Coordinator for ADRA International, a Humanitarian Relief organization.

Session Opening Remarks

Doug Hopkins

Senior Director, DoD/IC

Gigamon

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Session Opening Remarks

Doug Hopkins

Senior Director, DoD/IC

Gigamon

Bio to be posted soon!

Bill Kalogeros

Director, Federal and Defense

archTIS

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Bill Kalogeros

Director, Federal and Defense

archTIS

Bill Kalogeros is the Director, Federal and Defense for archTIS.  Bill is responsible for developing the Federal/Defense sector business for the next generation of Secure Information Sharing at the Classified level, and Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC), Zero-Trust file security. Mr. Kalogeros began his career proudly serving in the United States Army from 1981-1985 as an Army Ranger and Arctic Paratrooper, and brings more than 25 years of overall Cyber solution integration, business development, and management experience that includes leadership roles with alliance and partner development teams and industry/consortium working groups. 

Kelley Kiernan, CISM

Chief Technology Officer

DAF SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Air Force

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Kelley Kiernan, CISM

Chief Technology Officer

DAF SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Air Force

Kelley Kiernan  is the Chief Technology Officer of the US Air Force and US Space Force SBIR/STTR program, AFRL.  She is also the director of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, Chief Information Security Officer's Blue Cyber Initiative for Small Business cybersecurity. 

Kelley Kiernan is a U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force cybersecurity and small business ecosystem leader, who applies her experience in industry, NASA, and as an Air Force officer/pilot/engineer/scientist to pave the way for small business innovation. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, a scientist, an engineer and a certified cybersecurity professional, Kelley's champion leadership brings cybersecurity within the reach of current and future Department of the Air Force contractors. 

Diane Knight

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program

Department of Defense

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Diane Knight

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program

Department of Defense

Ms. Knight joined the DoD CMMC Program Management Office in December 2020 and supports all facets of the CMMC Program, including the development of CMMC 2.0 and its implementation plan for the Department, and is leading the rulemaking efforts for the CMMC Program under Title 32, National Defense, of the Code of Federal Regulations.  

Prior to joining the CMMC PMO, Ms. Knight worked for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for 17 years in various acquisition and contracting leadership positions. As Chief of the Executive Staff she reported to the MDA Director for Acquisition (DA) and executed enterprise responsibilities that included leading the MDA Strategic Cyber Council and serving as the MDA Deputy Senior Services Manager.  Ms. Knight also previously served as the DA Portfolio Manager for C4ISR, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, and Systems Engineering, and as the MDA Director of Contracting for C2BMC and Systems Engineering.

Ms. Knight is a member of the DoD Acquisition Corps, DAWIA-certified in Contracting and Program Management, a graduate of the DoD Defense Senior Leader Development Program, and a NCMA Certified Professional Contracts Manager. She accomplished her undergraduate and graduate education at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Maryland, and the U.S. Army War College.

Saif Rahman

CEO and Co-Founder

Quzara

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Saif Rahman

CEO and Co-Founder

Quzara

Saif is the co-founder and CEO of Quzara LLC, a 8(a) cybersecurity firm focused on cloud security and managed security operations.  Saif has led a variety of strategic security engagements for US federal and global commercial clients. Quzara also is a leading consulting firm for FedRAMP and CMMC programs, and other initiatives related to the Department of Defense (DoD) such as the Microsoft CMMC Acceleration Program. Quzara Cybertorch™ is a FedRAMP High ready SOC-as-a-Service.

Travis Rosiek

VP of Public and Private Partnerships

IronNet Cybersecurity

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Travis Rosiek

VP of Public and Private Partnerships

IronNet Cybersecurity

With over 20 years of experience in the security industry, Travis is a highly accomplished
cybersecurity leader and innovator having led both commercial product companies and U.S. government programs. His unique understanding of the cybersecurity challenges that organizations face and skills to build cybersecurity-related capabilities have helped countless organizations innovate and become more proactive in their approach to cybersecurity resiliency initiatives.

In his role at IronNet Cybersecurity, he is leveraging his experience in both the public and private sectors to collaborate more, better and faster to not only meet the cyber threats of today, but also the future.

Prior to his role at IronNet, Travis was the Chief Technology Officer/Chief Strategy Officer at BluVector, a Comcast company. He led product strategy, threat intelligence and the delivery of cybersecurity capabilities to some of the largest organizations supporting critical infrastructure for both the government and commercial arenas. He also led several leadership roles including CTO at Tychon and Federal CTO at FireEye as well as senior roles at McAfee and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

He helped start and lead several pilots that became DoD enterprise cybersecurity capabilities that are still in use today. He also led the creation of the DoD’s endpoint security program (HBSS), red teams, incident response engagements, CND Tactics and Analytics team creating playbooks for U.S. Cyber Command, conducting Cyber Readiness assessments for the DoD and NTSB-like investigations for breaches.

Travis is an ICIT Fellow, served as a contributing member to the President’s NSTAC, contributing author to NICE Framework, advisor to cybersecurity startups and public speaker. He also enjoys mentoring cybersecurity professionals and promoting the cybersecurity career field to prospective students.

Travis graduated with Honors from WVU with a BS in Computer Engineering, BS in Electrical
Engineering and MS in Electrical Engineering w/ emphasis in Information Assurance and
Biometrics. Travis was one of the first ten students receiving the US DoD’s Information
Assurance Scholarship (IASP) in 2001 intended to recruit Cybersecurity experts into the US DoD.

Kareem A. Sykes

Program Manager

Project Spectrum

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Kareem A. Sykes

Program Manager

Project Spectrum

Bio to be posted soon!

Matt Travis

CEO

CyberAB

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Matt Travis

CEO

CyberAB

Mr. Travis is the first chief executive officer of the Cyber Accreditation Body (the Cyber AB). Previously, Travis served as the first deputy director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the nation’s leading civilian cybersecurity agency. There he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the $2+ billion, 2000+ employee organization across the full range of its mission in cybersecurity, infrastructure protections and emergency communications. Prior to this position, he was the deputy undersecretary for national protection (NPPD) within the Department of Homeland Security.

 

Before entering government service in 2018, Travis served as vice president of homeland security for Cadmus, a security, energy, and environmental professional services firm. He joined Cadmus when the security consultancy he co-founded, Obsidian Analysis, Inc., was acquired by Cadmus in 2016.

 

A former naval officer, Travis served as an engineering auxiliaries officer aboard the guided-missile frigate U.S.S. CARR (FFG 52). He then served a tour as White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Navy and was also a White House Military Aide. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a master’s in national security studies from Georgetown University.

Victoria Yan Pillitteri

Manager, Security Engineering and Risk Management Group, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Victoria Yan Pillitteri

Manager, Security Engineering and Risk Management Group, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Victoria Yan Pillitteri is a supervisory computer scientist and manager of the Security Engineering and Risk Management Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The group conducts the research and development of the suite of risk management guidance, systems security engineering, and cybersecurity analytics used for managing cybersecurity risk in the federal government, and the associated stakeholder outreach and coordination efforts. She serves as the lead of the Joint Task Force working group and also co-chairs the Federal Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Forum. Ms. Pillitteri is the co-author of multiple NIST publications, including Special Publications (SP) 800-53, SP 800-53A, SP 800-53B, 800-37, 800-171, 800-171A, 800-172, and 800-172A. 

 

MS. Pillitteri holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, a M.S in Computer Science, with a concentration in Information Assurance, from the George Washington University, completed the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Alex Whitworth

Sales Director

Carahsoft

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Alex Whitworth

Sales Director

Carahsoft

Alex Whitworth is an IT executive with more than 13 years of experience in all aspects of public sector sales, marketing and channel development. As Director at Carahsoft Technology Corp., he manages several sales teams, providing leadership and insight into the Public Sector IT marketplace. His teams play a major role in supporting the government’s evolving cybersecurity demands, with a deep focus towards supporting agencies with successful zero trust adoption. In addition, he leads Carahsoft Technology Corp.’s corporate strategic efforts in helping organizations meet compliance with the DoD’s CMMC initiative.

Melinda Woods

Director of Industry, Innovation & Analysis

Eccalon

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Melinda Woods

Director of Industry, Innovation & Analysis

Eccalon

Bio to be posted soon!

Event Host

Anne Armstrong

VP, Strategic Alliances

GovExec 360

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Event Host

Anne Armstrong

VP, Strategic Alliances

GovExec 360

A technology writer and editor for more than 40 years, Armstrong served on the launch team for FCW in 1987 and has served in both editorial and business roles in the intervening years. She served as President of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology from September 1999 until August 2002 when she returned to FCW as publisher and then as President of the 1105 Government Information Group. She was part of the team that created the Federal 100 in 1990 and has been involved in its selection and celebration ever since, except for two of the years she was at CIT.