Security challenges could disrupt and slow innovation and migration to the cloud, but a security team with the right processes and tools in place can accelerate transformation. Join this expert panel for a wide-ranging discussion, including how to:
Innovate at the speed of transformation
Be the best business ...
Today, the Solarwinds company name has become synonymous to supply chain attacks. Was the cyber attack unique and unprecedented? Is there a history to such attacks? What impact have they had on the private industry and public sector? In this talk we'll discuss if this attack campaign was novel, why it is one that such ...
As organizations migrate workloads to the cloud, achieving the necessary level of visibility into these workloads to ensure optimal security, compliance, performance, and end-user experience can be a problem. This can result in security and performance issues as well as operational complexity and spiraling costs. ...
Remote work. Cloud migration. An increase in digital services – and attacks. These have been the focus not just of enterprises, but also state governments. In this exclusive panel, three U.S. state CIOs convene to discuss the unique challenges faced at the intersection of emerging technology and cybersecurity, ...
The surge of attacks on the healthcare sector during COVID-19 spotlights the importance of threat intelligence sharing among entities, government agencies, and information sharing and analysis organizations. Our panelists will discuss:
Critical threat info to share;
Overcoming threat info sharing ...
The 2020 presidential election was a major security challenge for the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Yet, it was only a prelude to SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, Kaseya and the other major incidents of 2021. In this exclusive session, Brandon Wales, CISA's acting director, discusses:
As CISO of the province of Alberta, Canada, Martin Dinel has responsibility not just for the cybersecurity defense of the government, but also of the citizenry. In this exclusive interview, he discusses:
How the threat landscape for agencies and citizens has expanded
Alberta’s digital ID initiative
He served on the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission, and he co-sponsored the so-called Cyber Diplomacy Act, which would create a new Bureau of International Cyberspace Policy at the State Department. U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) is among the most outspoken congressional leaders on cybersecurity issues, and in this ...
There’s no denying that enterprise applications must be protected but thwarting increasingly severe and frequent threats to customer data and confidential information requires more out of our AppSec policies than ever before. Add in the challenge of building increasingly secure applications to address the current ...
The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity issued on May 12, 2021 requires federal agencies to develop a plan to adopt Zero Trust architectures within 60 days and multi-factor authentication within 180 days.
With the increasing cyber attacks toward all areas of government, the executive order ...
What could the SOC of the future look like? As we continue to struggle with siloed data, heterogeneous tooling, and increased pressure for quick detection and response, security teams need solutions that can deliver rapid and actionable insight. All of this is now within reach with the IBM Cloud Pak for Security, a ...
Over the last several months, cryptocurrency has been in the news – and not for many good reasons. It's become obvious that virtual currencies like bitcoin have become the underpinning of many cybercriminal operations, including ransomware. Recently, however, the FBI scored a success by clawing back part of the ...
2020 came at us with a handful of surprises, but the agility of the federal government was the most significant silver lining witnessed. Taking a workforce baked in rules, red tape, and routines and seemingly overnight making them remote was remarkable. Together we have the leader in science and innovation, the ...
As more and more organizations adopt and scale out hybrid cloud architectures, many are concerned that there are visibility gaps between on-premises and cloud environments. These gaps can compromise organizational security and compliance as well as impact customer experience and application performance. In this ...
Fresh from securing the 2020 presidential election, the FBI is now focused on deterring nation-state cyber actors and taking down ransomware adversaries. Elvis Chan, assistant special agent in charge of the San Francisco division’s cyber branch, speaks candidly about:
Supply chain risks ...
Chief Information Security Officer, Maricopa County
Lester Godsey is the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for Maricopa County, AZ, which is the fourth most populous county in the United States. With over 25 years of higher education and local government IT experience, Godsey has spoken at local, state, and national conferences on topics ranging from telecommunications to project management to cybersecurity and data. Godsey has taught at the collegiate level for over 12 years in the areas of technology, business, project management, and cybersecurity. The author of numerous trade journal and online magazine articles, he is CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and PMP (Project Management Professional) certified. He holds a BA in music and a MS in technology, both from Arizona State University.
GVP, Chief Strategic Advisor, Public SectorSplunk, Inc
Juliana Vida is the Chief Technical Advisor – Public Sector at Splunk, Inc. In this technology evangelist role she provides guidance, direction and thought leadership around Splunk’s data platform capabilities. She brings over 30 years of experience as an accomplished leader and IT professional. Prior to leaving government for industry, she retired after 24 years as a dual-warfare qualified Surface Warfare Officer and decorated Naval Aviator. Her top military awards include the Air Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. Her final years in uniform culminated in senior leadership roles in the Navy’s CIO organization, where she ultimately served as the Navy’s Deputy CIO in the Pentagon.
Juliana is a ’94 US Naval Academy grad, making her one of the first women to be legally permitted to serve in a combat role, which she did on two Navy warships and four squadrons as a helicopter pilot. She deployed five times, including Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Prior to joining Splunk, Juliana was a Vice President in Gartner Executive Programs, leading a team of executive partners supporting federal government Chief Information Officers (CIO) and IT senior leaders. Both before Splunk and now, she continues several volunteer activities, including being a Board Director for AFCEA International and a member of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee, Special Advisor to the Washington Cyber Roundtable, a mentor for Women in Technology, and advisor to Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Greater Washington Chapter. In her free time she enjoys cooking, fitness, and doing crosswords and word puzzles of all kinds. She was also the winner on two major televised game shows – Wheel of Fortune and The Weakest Link.
Vikram Thakur is a Technical Director at Symantec, a Division of Broadcom. His team spends its time investigating, researching and compiling actionable intelligence from the multitude of cyber attacks happening every single day. In addition, Vikram liaises such research and findings with various global law enforcement agencies and industry partners, with the intention of bringing cyber criminals to justice and mitigating online risk for end users. He has held multiple roles over a decade with Symantec, all of which encompassed researching, analyzing and responding to online threats to better protect end users. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, which he earned from Florida State University.
Crew is Director, Industry Solutions at Gigamon. He brings a 30 year background in all aspects of enterprise IT to his role at Gigamon where he focuses on a number of initiatives and products including Gigamon's Application Visibility and Intelligence solutions.
Secretary for Information Technology / State CIO, State of North Carolina
Jim Weaver was appointed Director and State CIO for Washington Technology Solutions in December 2018. Jim has over 32 years of experience in the IT industry, having served in varying management and technical positions, most notably as the Commonwealth of PA's Chief Technology Officer, as well as Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the commonwealth's Departments of Human Services, Aging and Insurance.
During his tenure, he had responsibility for planning, directing, and evaluating Commonwealth IT operations and was a key contributor for the IT shared services transformation effort to align technology staff and services into functional matrix-based teams. In his agency roles, Jim was responsible for planning, directing and evaluating the IT operations of the three agencies, which included mainframe and distributed systems platforms, data base design and application/software development, telecommunications, IT security and business intelligence.
Jim has proven expertise with successful large scale modernization efforts with an enterprise approach to technology and information security management - many of these efforts have been nationally recognized by NASCIO (2008, 2013, and 2014) and Computerworld Honors (2010 and 2013). Jim holds numerous ITIL certifications and earned his Certified Government Chief Information Officer qualification from Harrisburg University. Jim is also an active member of the armed forces serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard with over 33 years' experience in personnel information management systems.
Chief Security Officer at the Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center
Weiss is an executive vice president with Citigroup's IT risk and program management office and brings over 20 years of experience in information Security to this corporate level position. Weiss helps ensure that Citigroup receives the most thorough and highest quality threat intelligence from numerous sources including commercial providers and U.S. Government intelligence operations. He also ensures that threat information is delivered to the right person within Citigroup - an international organization with nearly 400,000 employees. Formerly a senior network security analyst for the National Security Agency, Weiss was responsible for conducting vulnerability analyses and penetrations of highly classified U.S. Government computers and network systems.
Acting Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Wales was designated by President Trump as the Acting Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), on November 17, 2020. As Acting Director, Mr. Wales oversees CISA’s efforts to defend civilian networks, manage systemic risk to national critical functions, and work with stakeholders to raise the security baseline of the Nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure.
Prior to this, he was CISA's first Executive Director, serving as the senior career executive overseeing execution of the Director and Deputy Director’s vision for CISA operations and mission support. He was responsible for leading long-term strategy development, managing CISA-wide policy initiatives and ensuring effective operational collaboration across the Agency.
From August 2017 to December 2019, Mr. Wales served in multiple positions in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s office. He started as Senior Counselor to the Secretary for Cyber and Resilience, where he served as the Secretary’s senior advisor on cybersecurity, emergency management, incident response and building a more resilient nation. In January 2019, he was asked to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff (Acting), developing and advancing the Department’s strategic priorities. In June 2019, Mr. Wales assumed the role of Chief of Staff (Acting), assisting the Secretary in overseeing the Department, ensuring close coordination across its operational components and managing interagency relationships.
Prior to the joining the Secretary’s office, Mr. Wales was the Director of the DHS Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA). OCIA provided integrated analysis of cyber and physical risks to the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
From 2009-2014, Mr. Wales was the Director of the Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC), an all-hazards analytic resource for public and private sector partners covering the full-array of risks facing the infrastructure community. As the Director of HITRAC, he also oversaw the Department’s advanced modeling, simulation, and analysis program, leading a team of researchers conducting ground-breaking and forward-leaning analysis of some of the Nation’s most complex infrastructure challenges.
During his time at the Department, Mr. Wales has been called upon to support a variety of Department-wide initiatives. When the Department began working on the first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review in 2009, Wales was asked to lead the review of the counterterrorism and cyber security mission areas. Following the release of Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, in February 2013, Mr. Wales led the effort to identify critical infrastructure at potential catastrophic risk from cybersecurity incidents.
Executive Lead and Chief Information Security Officer, Government of Alberta
Martin Dinel is a trusted and experienced information technology and cybersecurity professional with over 33 years of leadership experience in the industry. As Chief Information Security Officer for the Government of Alberta since August 2015, Martin is defining the Government of Alberta’s vision and strategy to counter the cyber threat and ensure that the information of Albertans is well protected. This year, Martin’s role expanded when he was assigned to the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 pandemic response team as the Service Alberta representative, and later on, when Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation, Modernization and Rationalization, Alberta Digital Service (including the province’s Identity Management program), and Provincial Telecommunication were added to his portfolio. During his tenure as CISO, Martin has also been a member of various cybersecurity related committees, including the National CIO Subcommittee on Information Protection (NCSIP), a committee that includes peers from the federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments across the country, acting as Chair for almost 3 of the past 6 years.
Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02)
Congressman Jim Langevin (LAN'-jih-vin) is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Chairman of the Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Subcommittee and also serves on the Subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces and Strategic Forces. He is also a senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security, where is serves on the Subcommittees on Intelligence & Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation. A national leader on securing our nation’s technology infrastructure against cyber threats, Langevin co-founded the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus to increase awareness around the issue and serves as a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. He has authored or co-authored dozens of pieces of cybersecurity legislation, including most recently the National Cyber Director Act.
As co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, Langevin advocates to improve and increase access to training that gives students and workers the skills that best fit the needs of expanding industries. He has successfully fought for strong CTE funding under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act and, in Rhode Island, has worked to foster employer-educator partnerships and career training programs across a variety of career fields.
A voice for those facing serious challenges, Langevin championed passage of a bipartisan bill to expand services for families caring for their elderly and disabled loved ones. He is a strong advocate for inclusion and independence for people with disabilities and helped pass the ADA Amendments Act that strengthened the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Langevin was inspired to enter public service by the tremendous outpouring of support he received during the most challenging time of his life, after a gun accident paralyzed him at age 16 and left him a quadriplegic. He is driven by a belief that everyone deserves a fair opportunity to make the most of their talents.
After serving as secretary for the state’s Constitutional Convention in 1986, Langevin won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and in 1994, became the nation’s youngest Secretary of State. His leadership resulted in reforms to Rhode Island’s outdated election system and a landmark report documenting widespread violations of the state’s Open Meetings Law. He served in that role until winning election to Congress in 2000.
Security Evangelist and Senior Solutions Specialist, Checkmarx
Stephen brings more than 15 years of information security experience to his role at Checkmarx. He is a security SME with an extensive hands-on background in the deployment and implementation of on-premises, cloud-based, and AppSec security solutions, and is a well-known writer, blogger, presenter, and published author who is dedicated to conveying facts, figures, and information that brings awareness to the cybersecurity issues all organizations face.
Cody Hussey is a Solutions Engineer at Yubico Inc. and is a security focused futurist advocating for strong authentication. Cody's career focus has been scaling identity and access strategies for enterprises and the public sector. He is also an organizer and founder of the Amazon AWS Southern Maine User Group and highly encourages multi-cloud adoption. Cody enjoys spending downtime with family in the upper valley of New Hampshire, as well as baking, biking, and working on land conservation.
Brian Kelley is the Chief Technology Officer for the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission where he is working on the toll modernization project and future technology on the road – autonomous & connected vehicles, EVs, solar, and smart mobility.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology and a Master Degree in Public Administration from Kent State University. He is a graduate of the Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Brian teaches public online public administration graduate courses and undergraduate criminal justice courses at Kent State University.
Brian was recognized as one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public Sector Innovation in 2012 and he received the Ohio Government Finance Officer’s Association Innovation in Public Finance Award in 2011.
Prior to coming to the Ohio Turnpike, he was the Chief Information Officer for Portage County, Ohio, for 27+ years.
Vivienne Suen is a cybersecurity architect with over 15 years’ experience advising IBM customers and partners on IT solutions and strategy. A passionate, innovative, and entertaining storyteller, she has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and user groups.
Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime; Litigation, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Ms. Liu has significant experience in issues involving economic sanctions, export control, national security, anti-money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act, financial regulatory matters, government procurement fraud and public corruption, including involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
From 2017-20, Ms. Liu served as the Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, leading the nation’s largest U.S. attorney’s office. In this role, she oversaw matters of national and international significance involving corruption, fraud and national security. In particular, she obtained resolutions with several international banks for violating U.S. economic sanctions; an international aerospace company on a nearly $4 billion settlement for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. export control laws and regulations; and numerous federal contractors and grantees, including former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong, for violations of the False Claims Act. She also created a Threat Finance Unit focused on deterring, disrupting and prosecuting the use of illicit financial flows supporting criminal activity and terrorism. From 2019-20, she also served as chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a small group of U.S. attorneys who advise the attorney general and deputy attorney general on issues affecting the U.S. attorney’s offices, after having previously served as a member of the committee from 2017-19.
Prior to joining the U.S. attorney’s office, Ms. Liu was deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Treasury. In this role, she provided legal and policy advice to the secretary of the treasury and other senior department officials, with a focus on national security, law enforcement and international issues, such as economic and trade sanctions, anti-money laundering efforts, and national security reviews of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Between 2006-09, Ms. Liu served in various roles within the U.S. Department of Justice, including as deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division, counsel to the deputy attorney general for national security issues and deputy chief of staff for the National Security Division. From 2002-06, she was an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of Columbia.
During her career, Ms. Liu was a partner at two international law firms, handling government investigations and civil litigation.
Ms. Liu has been recognized as a top 25 lateral hire of 2020 by The American Lawyer and as a White Collar Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. In addition, she has been featured in Global Investigations Review’s Top 100 Women in Investigations and named to Chambers USA.
Ari Redbord is the Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, the blockchain intelligence company. Prior to joining TRM, Ari was the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Treasury. In that position, Ari worked with teams from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and other Treasury components to use sanctions and other regulatory tools effectively to safeguard the financial system from illicit use by terrorist financiers, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, drug kingpins, and other rogue actors, including Iran, Syria, North Korea and Venezuela. In addition, Ari worked closely with regulators, the Hill and the interagency on issues related to the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies. Prior to Treasury, Ari was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for eleven years where he investigated and prosecuted terrorism, espionage, threat finance, cryptocurrency, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking cases.
Jason Lee is the Chief Information Security Officer at Zoom with 20 years of experience in technology, with a specialization in information security and operating mission critical services. He was recently the Senior Vice President of Security Operations at Salesforce where he was accountable for the global organization delivering critical end-to-end security operations to customers and employees including company wide network and system security, incident response, threat intel, data protection, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, identity and access management, and the offensive security team. Prior to Salesforce, he held the position of Principal Director of Security Engineering for the Windows and Devices division in Microsoft with the charter of protecting the online services of Windows Update, XBOX live, and the Microsoft online store. He was also the Senior Director of Developer Services where he was responsible for the design and management of the mission critical PKI for all products across Microsoft. This included cryptographic services in products such as Windows and SQL Server, and cloud services such as Azure and Office 365. Additionally, Jason was responsible for the codesigning and anti-malware services supporting Microsoft in that role.
Gary Sorrentino currently serves as Global Deputy CIO for Zoom Video
Communications. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth
Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and
For over 12 years, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM's
global technology infrastructure initiatives, where he managed its Data Privacy
program and was responsible for Infrastructure, Application and End User
Technology Production Support. In 2014, he assumed a new role as the lead for
their Cybersecurity efforts and developed a firm wide "Protect the Client" Cyber
program designed to raise cybersecurity awareness among employees and clients.
With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in
various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2005, Gary was Head of Global Infrastructure and
Head of Technology Efficiencies at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for
Global Infrastructure Support and strategic technology initiatives. Other roles he
has held include Global Technology CFO at Credit Suisse and North America IT
Controller at UBS
Crew is Director, Industry Solutions at Gigamon. He brings a 30 year background in all aspects of enterprise IT to his role at Gigamon where he focuses on a number of initiatives and products including Gigamon's Application Visibility and Intelligence solutions.
Supervisory Special Agent, San Francisco Division, FBI
Chan manages a squad responsible for investigating national security cyber matters. He is a decorated agent who is recognized within the Intelligence Community as a cyberterrorism expert. SSA Chan was the lead agent on significant cyber investigations and managed joint counterterrorism operations with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies. Prior to joining the Bureau, SSA Chan was a process development engineer in the semiconductor industry for 12 years. He holds two U.S. patents, presented at many technical and law enforcement symposiums, and published multiple articles in technical journals. SSA Chan graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry.