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FCW and FireEye recently brought together several current federal agency CISOs from DHS, Department of Commerce and the Department of Veterans Affairs to share their thoughts on the state of cyber security and how to better defend against and respond to cyberattacks. Panelists spoke on the current state of affairs, and how to best move ahead and establish measures to better communicate and collaborate to share best practices and lessons learned. They recognize the wealth of knowledge maintained not only by various federal agencies, but also in private industry.

Panelists covered:

  • Building dashboards and repeatable practices for ensuring a secure infrastructure
  • Integrating defense plans with response plans to cyber attacks
  • Emerging threat vectors and attack surfaces like the Internet of Things
  • Building a cyber business case, and more

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Featured Speakers:

  • Lt. General (ret) Michael Basla
  • Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, L-3 National Security Solutions
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    Lt. Gen. (retired) Michael J. Basla is Senior Vice President of Advanced Solutions for L-3 National Security Solutions (L-3 NSS). He is responsible for leading Advanced Solutions, a comprehensive enabling organization focused on developing and delivering IT operations, services and security to the organization and providing strategic insight and rapid solutions development to national and international security customers in the areas of cyber, intelligence and information technology.

    Advanced Solutions (AS) is comprised of the Chief Information Office, Chief Information Security Office, Solutions Architecture and Development, Quality and Process Management Support and L-3’s Integrated Solutions Centers.

    General Basla concluded his U.S. Air Force career as the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. In this capacity, General Basla was responsible for leading four directorates and supporting 77,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe, with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He had overall responsibility for cyber security policy and workforce development, networks and network-centric policies, communications, information resources management, information assurance and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Chief Information Officer, General Basla provided oversight of portfolio management that delivered enterprise architectures and enforced Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act laws. He integrated Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking air, space, and terrestrial assets. In addition, he was responsible for shaping doctrine, strategy and policy for all cyberspace operations and support activities.

    General Basla received his commission in 1979 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School. He served in five operational communications units including commands at detachment, squadron and group levels. He has extensive joint command experience, including a tour as Director for C4 Systems, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he delivered integrated network operations for coalition forces in support of the United Nations security resolution enforcement against Iraq.

    He has served in leadership positions on the staffs of the Joint Staff, U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Communications Command. Prior to his final assignment, he was Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., where he assisted the commander in organizing, equipping, training, and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and the other functional and geographic combatant commands with missile warning, positioning, navigation and timing, communications and cyber capabilities.

    General Basla holds a Master of Science in teleprocessing science from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. He earned his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of New York, Albany, which recently named him a Distinguished Alumnus.

  • Roger Clark
  • Acting CISO, Department of Commerce
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    Roger Clark was appointed as the Acting Director, Office of Cyber Security and Acting Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Department of Commerce in November 2014. In this role he is responsible for the overall cyber security strategy and posture for the Commerce Enterprise. Mr. Clark is a proponent of shared situational awareness and is the Executive Sponsor of the Department’s Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC). He is actively involved in the Department’s CyberCAP efforts and is the co-chair of the Cybersecurity Performance Management Working Group’s Strong Authentication Sub-Working Group.

    Roger Clark was appointed as the Senior Advisor for National and Homeland Security programs in April 2009. In this role he is responsible for providing strategic, budgeting, operational, and tactical advice to the Department Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Department operating units regarding national security systems, continuity of operations, cyber situational awareness, and cyber security architecture. Mr. Clark is the chief strategist and program manager for the Department’s Enterprise Security Oversight Center, Supply Chain Risk Management, Insider Threat, and Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs. He serves as the Department’s Senior Executive for Information Sharing and Safeguarding and is the Authorizing Official for all Department national security systems and led the development and establishment of the Commerce-wide national security systems shared service.

    Mr. Clark has been involved in many inter-agency forums including the Committee for National Security Systems (CNSS), Cyber Unified Coordination Group, the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF) Expanded Staff and the Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee. Within the CNSS, he served as a subject matter expert for the CNSS Enterprise Risk Management Board, the co-chairman of the Safeguarding Working Group and primary contributing author to CNSS policies and directives regarding Secret Network Enclave Interconnectivity, Insider Threat, Supply Chain Risk Management, Removable Media, and Enterprise Audit. Mr. Clark serves as the Department’s primary liaison with the intelligence, homeland security, and defense communities with respect to cyber security issues.

    Prior to this appointment, Mr. Clark served 22 years at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in various roles including Chief Information Officer; Information Assurance Manager; Chief, Network and Technical Services Branch; and as a member of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee technical staff.

  • Stan Lowe
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, VA Office of Information Security
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    Stanley F. Lowe is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Information Security. Mr. Lowe manages information security and privacy across VA’s vast network of more than 450,000 devices, serving more than 400,000 VA system users. Under Mr. Lowe’s direction, the VA Office of Information Security (OIS) works to prevent and mitigate the impact of any impending threats to VA’s IT infrastructure. Mr. Lowe oversees the management of VA’s Information Security Officers (ISOs), Cyber Security Program, Privacy Program, incident management and response capabilities, security operations, and business continuity efforts.

    Prior to becoming the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OIS, Mr. Lowe was the Deputy Director of the Department of Defense (DoD)/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO). In his time working for the IPO, Mr. Lowe worked with the IPO Director to lead the DoD and VA in the development and implementation of Electronic Health Records and the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health systems, capabilities, and initiatives, which allow for full information interoperability between the departments to better serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and other eligible beneficiaries. In concurrence with his role with the IPO, Mr. Lowe also served as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology at VA.

    Before joining VA, Mr. Lowe served as Chief Information Officer of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), joining as Deputy CIO for Management in 2006. Mr. Lowe’s public service record extends to the US Department of Interior in the Bureau of Land Management as Chief of the Information Security Policy and Training Branch (BLM). Prior to BLM, he served as the Security Director for the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service and held executive positions in several private companies. Mr. Lowe is a Navy Veteran, having served 10 years on active duty on various ships and stations around the world.

    Mr. Lowe holds a Bachelors of Science from Strayer University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University. He has a Master’s Certificate in Management from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C

  • Mark Kneidinger
  • Acting Director, Cybersecurity & Communication, Federal Network Resilience at U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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    Mark Kneidinger is Acting Director of the Federal Network Resilience (FNR) Division, within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications. In this position, Mr. Kneidinger leads FNR’s activity in developing innovative approaches to drive change in cybersecurity risk management across the federal government working in collaboration with OMB, the CIO Council and individual agency CISOs. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Kneidinger held leadership positions in the commercial sector, including as Vice President and Managing Partner. Mr. Kneidinger has further held Chief Information Officer (CIO) positions in New York and Virginia as well as served as a White House appointee in the position of Deputy Assistant Administrator and CIO for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • Tony Cole [Moderator]
  • Vice President and Global Government CTO, FireEye
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    Tony Cole, Vice President and Global Government CTO at FireEye, assists government agencies, corporations, and system integrators around the globe in understanding today’s advanced threats and their potential impact. Prior to joining FireEye, he ran McAfee’s Global Government security consulting services, and also held numerous other positions, including leading a large Government focused consulting group and a lead technical program business development role at Symantec Corporation. Mr. Cole is retired from the U.S. Army and has over thirty years experience in a variety of IT and security environments including communications, intelligence, and cryptography.

    Mr. Cole speaks at security conferences across the globe and has been a contributing author to the SANS Institutes’ publications and classes. He’s been published in many trade magazines and he previously advised investment and venture capital firms on security technology on Wall Street and was on the advisory board for Secure-Elements Incorporated prior to its sale to Fortinet. Mr. Cole has advised the U.S. government and its allies on security matters by invitation through panels, groups, and advisory councils many times and is currently serving on the NSTAC IoT subcommitte. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Networking and is a former President of the Information Systems.

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September 30, 2015

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