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Download this Executive Overview to learn what you missed at the Federal Focus on Cyber Analytics, Compliance, and Business Agility event held on April 27th in Washington, DC.

The executive overview provides an in-depth look into how agencies are using current technologies to derive actionable information about their operating environments.

Government and industry speakers share how they are increasing their agency cyber awareness and what they are doing to apply analytical results to improve performance and meet compliance requirements. Among the topics addressed are:

  • Keys to building effective analytics-driven capabilities
  • Developments in predictive analytics tools
  • Hyper-converged cyber solutions—the fundamentals
  • How to leverage agency data for insider threat detection and fraud prevention
  • Maintaining compliance—case studies

Download the Executive Overview now to learn how organizations are leveraging data analytics now and how their experience may benefit your agency.

Featured Speakers:

  • Joyce Hunter
  • Deputy Chief Information Officer, Officer for Policy and Planning, United States Department of Agriculture
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    Joyce Hunter is the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Policy and Planning for the Department of Agriculture. Ms. Hunter establishes the policy framework, oversees the Department's technology planning initiatives and lays the track for the future. With over 30 years’ experience in the information technology industry, Ms. Hunter has demonstrated a strong ability to build and sustain relationships with public/private stakeholders, develop and lead innovative projects and inter-agency initiatives. Ms. Hunter previously served as the CEO of Vulcan Enterprises, an IT service and strategic planning consulting organization, where she provided executive advisory services, industry and federal business intelligence, policy evaluation and analysis, business development support, business IT alignment and strategic business consulting. Ms. Hunter earned a BA from Villanova University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, has a certificate in Emotional Intelligence, is a Wharton Fellow and has been selected by the editors of FedScoop to be included in this year's annual list of "D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Technology,” which will be officially published on March 30.

  • Ron Ross
  • Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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    Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current focus areas include information security and risk management. Dr. Ross leads the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) Implementation Project, which includes the development of security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the United States critical infrastructure. His publications include Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 199 (security categorization standard), FIPS Publication 200 (security requirements standard), NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-39 (risk management guideline), SP 800-53 (security and privacy controls guideline), SP 800-53A (security assessment guideline), SP 800-37 (security authorization guideline), SP 800-30 (risk assessment guideline), SP 800-160 (systems security engineering guideline), and SP 800-171 (security requirements for contractors and nonfederal organizations). Dr. Ross is the principal architect of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), a multi-tiered approach that provides a disciplined and structured methodology for integrating the suite of FISMA-related standards and guidelines into a comprehensive enterprise-wide security program. Dr. Ross also leads the Joint Task Force, an interagency partnership with the Department of Defense, the Office of the Director National Intelligence, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) that developed the Unified Information Security Framework for the federal government and its contractors.

    Dr. Ross previously served as the Director of the National Information Assurance Partnership, a joint activity of NIST and the National Security Agency. In addition to his responsibilities at NIST, Dr. Ross supports the U.S. State Department in the international outreach program for information security and critical infrastructure protection. He has also lectured at many universities and colleges across the country including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Stanford University, the George Washington University, and the Naval Postgraduate School. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross served in many leadership and technical positions during his twenty-year career in the United States Army. While assigned to the National Security Agency, Dr. Ross received the Scientific Achievement Award for his work on an inter-agency national security project and was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal upon his departure from the agency. Dr. Ross is a four-time recipient of the Federal 100 award for his leadership and technical contributions to critical information security projects affecting the federal government and is a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medal Awards. He has been inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame and given its highest honor of ISSA Distinguished Fellow. In addition, Dr. Ross has been inducted into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame, Class of 2015.

    Dr. Ross has received numerous private sector cybersecurity awards including the Partnership for Public Service Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, Applied Computer Security Associates Distinguished Practitioner Award, Government Computer News Government Executive of the Year Award, Vanguard Chairman’s Award, Government Technology Research Alliance Award, InformationWeek’s Government CIO 50 Award, Billington Cybersecurity Leadership Award, ISACA National Capital Area Conyers Award, Symantec Cyber 7 Award, SC Magazine’s Cyber Security Luminaries, (ISC)2 Inaugural Lynn F. McNulty Tribute Award, 1105 Media Gov30 Award, and the Top 10 Influencers in Government IT Security. During his military career, Dr. Ross served as a White House aide and senior technical advisor to the Department of the Army. Dr. Ross is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College and holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics.

  • Rod Turk
  • Director, Office of Cyber Security and Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
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    Mr. Turk’s current position as the U.S. Commerce Department’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Office of Cyber Security Director puts him at the forefront of the government’s cybersecurity efforts. Mr. Turk manages and oversees the Department’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and implementation of IT security best practices. Rod Turk joined Senior Executive Service with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in September 2004. He has held several Senior Executive positions within the Federal government, including serving as the CISO at the U.S. Department of Energy and the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Turk holds an MBA from Temple University and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

  • Gustavo Coronel
  • Senior Security Architect, Check Point Software Technologies
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    Gustavo Coronel is a Senior Security Architect with Check Point Software Technologies and has been involved with network security for over 20 years. His first foray into network security was installing and administering the US Department of Transportation’s first firewall in late 1994. Full time Firewall Administration, Intrusion Detection, Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing, Breach Analysis, Incidence Response, Forensics and Secure Network Design projects quickly followed.
    He moved to Nokia’s Security Division in 1999 to support their Service Provider and Telecommunications Division. Gustavo spent 10 years at Nokia helping secure some of the world’s largest Telecommunications networks. He joined Check Point’s Federal Group in 2009 after Check Point acquired Nokia’s Security Appliance Division.

  • Dan Fallon
  • Director, Federal Engineering, Nutanix
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    Dan Fallon is the Director of Engineering for the Nutanix Federal team. In this role, he leads a group of systems engineers that support the technical implementation and advisory requirements of Civilian, Defense, and Systems Integrator organizations. Dan’s early experience includes serving as the lead VDI architect for some of the largest multi-level virtual desktop deployments in the DoD, and was also responsible for the design and architecture of multiple VDI deployments across various branches of DoD. He earned his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and his Masters degree in IT from the University of Maryland University College. In addition, Dan holds industry certifications from CompTIA, VMware and Citrix, including VCP 4 and 5, multiple CCAs and the CCEE.

  • Kevin Fiftal
  • Civilian Director, Intel Americas
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    Kevin directs Intel Corporation’s technology initiatives with civilian agencies and departments within the US Federal Government. In his role, he provides technology direction and guidance on federal information technology issues and researches IT capabilities and solutions for customers. In addition, Kevin is the author of numerous papers on federal security issues with a special focus on hardware root of trust in IT technologies. His published work includes, NIST Interagency Report 7904-Trusted Geolocation, as well as a contributor to federal publications on digitally signed bios, multi factor authentication and hardware rooted security in mobile communications. He is Intel’s Principal Investigator (PI) at the NIST National Cyber Center of Excellence (NCCOE) as a National Cyber Security Excellence Partner where his present work is on the Derived Credentials Building Block. He is also co-author of the first published use case of EO 13636, the Framework for Improving Cyber Security Infrastructure (CSF) on how the CSF was utilized within Intel and to their supplier network.

  • Prem Jadhwani
  • Chief Technology Officer, Government Acquisitions
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    Prem Jadhwani, chief technology officer (CTO), brings 18 years of experience working in the enterprise IT space with both commercial and Federal customers to Government Acquisitions, Inc. (GAI). As CTO, Mr. Jadhwani provides solution vision, strategy, thought leadership, and subject matter expertise around data centers, networking, cyber security, cloud computing, data analytics, and other emerging technologies.

    Mr. Jadhwani has served as a Commissioner for TechAmerica Cloud and Big Data Commission. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from Stuart School of Business in Chicago, and has completed coursework for a Ph.D. in Cyber Security from George Mason University. He also holds 100+ reputable certifications including CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CCNP, VCP, ITIL, GCIH, and GSLC.

  • Jay Lambke
  • President, Government Acquisitions
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    Jay Lambke, president, brings over 20 years’ experience leading various organizations specializing in the IT needs of the Federal, State, Local, and Education markets. As President, Mr. Lambke is responsible for leveraging his experience and relationships to maneuver Government Acquisitions, Inc. (GAI) through its ongoing operations, providing advisory and strategy support.

    Prior to joining GAI, Mr. Lambke was president of Prism Pointe Technologies and GovConnection. At GovConnection, Mr. Lambke was responsible for turning around the company following the loss of their Federal GSA Schedule and negative earnings. Mr. Lambke has also held executive roles at Gateway, Inc., Ingram Micro, and Tech Data.

  • Bob Nicholson
  • Business Development Manager, Dell Federal
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    Bob Nicholson is currently a Business Development Manager for the Dell Federal team concentrating on Cyber Security. Prior to that he spent 15 years as a security practitioner within the federal government. For 10 of those years, he worked in the datacenter implementing many IT Security solutions and ultimately maturing business processes in order to substantiate a Security Operations Center. He then moved over to the CIO's office working directly for the CISO as a Director of Technical Operations where he led many governance initiatives including, but not limited to, Enterprise Penetration Testing Program, Data Loss Prevention Program, Static Code Analysis, Incident Response Process and Reporting, Trusted Internet Connections including Einstein 2 and 3 implementations, and implementing their CDM dashboard and reporting utilizing Splunk as the enterprise platform.

  • Anthony Perez
  • Security Architect, Splunk
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    Anthony Perez is a Security Architect at Splunk, Inc. based out of Splunk's public sector headquarters in Mclean, Virginia. Prior to joining Splunk, Anthony spent several years managing a cyber threat analysis fusion center for a global consulting firm. In this role, he led a hybrid team of software developers and intelligence analysts in the development and execution of novel approaches for aggregating, analyzing, and assessing cyber threat activity related to the US Federal government and Department of Defense mission imperatives.

    Beyond these more recent activities, Mr. Perez has spent the bulk of the last fifteen years supporting both public and Fortune 100 institutions in various analytic roles including critical infrastructure analysis and protection, international cyber threat analysis, executive risk assessments, security operations/information assurance, software vulnerability identification, and as a SIEM architect for a leading security vendor.

    Mr. Perez is a graduate of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and holds an M.S. in Information Systems specializing in Security. He also holds multiple professional certifications including EC LPT, CEH, GSEC, etc.

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