Cloud and Cyber Combine to Protect Gov Data

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For the past decade, we’ve been talking about how cloud technologies can revolutionize the way government works - from improving efficiency to storing data. While the cloud has delivered many benefits to government, it has also brought new challenges. Agencies must always be thinking about security.

In an effort to streamline and ensure consistent security, many agencies have turned to security platforms that can fully protect their cloud applications -- from user identities to their data to the full app ecosystem.

Join us on Wednesday, March 7 from 8:30-11:30 AM, for a free, in-person event at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington D.C. You'll participate in an interactive discussion with fellow government leaders and security professionals on how to use cybersecurity platforms to secure the cloud effectively.


7:30-8:30am - Registration Opens

Registration desk is open! Check in and grab your name badge and network with your gov peers.
A complimentary hot breakfast with eggs, bacon and plenty of caffeinated options will be available.

8:30-8:40am - Welcome Remarks

GovLoop's Chris Dorobek will kick off the event and review the morning's agenda and speakers.

8:40-9:00am - Keynote: Moving at Cloud Speed to Enhance Your Security Capabilities


  • Guy Cavallo, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration

Many federal agencies struggle with how to extend their on premise security capabilities to their cloud implementations.  At the Small Business Administration, they have flipped that model and are using cloud security capabilities to monitor and protect their on premise data centers.  Deputy CIO Guy Cavallo will highlight how SBA is enhancing their security posture by leveraging cloud based security capabilities.

9:00-9:30am - Keynote: Industry Insights

  • Will Ash, Senior Director, Cybersecurity, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco

You'll hear directly from an expert at Cisco on how cloud access security brokers (CASB) can help government protect its cloud users, data and apps. You'll hear how CASBs use automation and APIs to manage risks associated with cloud ecosystems - allowing gov to more easily combat data breaches while meeting compliance regulations.

9:30-10:00am - Panel Discussion: Cloud Security

  • Susan Shruyn, Cloud Computing Lead, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, Office of the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer
  • Ron Zalkind, Head of Innovation, Cloud Security, Cisco

In this session, our government and industry panelists will explore the biggest sticking points of ensuring that their cloud tools meet government security standards like FedRAMP and NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework. Governments must also work to protect their networks before, during and after a cyberattack, so the tools they use must be up to those robust security measures.

10:00-10:30am - Networking Break

10:30-11:00am - Panel Discussion: Building Your Cloud Security Team


  • John Conner, Cloud Security Professional, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Rich West, Security Architect, Cisco Systems

Governments need to have the right people in place to make sure cloud tools are implemented in a secure way. In this session, government and industry experts will talk about the roles and responsibilities of cloud security operations.

11:00-11:20am - Closing Government Keynote: What's Next?


  • Larry Gillick, Acting Director for Digital Strategy, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

Technologists estimate that by 2020 there will be more than 30 billion connected devices in the world. Most of those tools will use a cloud application. How can the government get ready for this digital world in a secure way? In this closing keynote, you’ll hear from a government employee about how the Dept. of the Interior is securing the future of cloud.

11:20-11:30am - Closing Remarks

Location Details

The Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Metro: The closest stops are Farragut West on the orange, blue and silver lines, and Farragut North on the red line.

Parking: There several public parking garages within a few blocks of the Mayflower Hotel, as well as metered street parking. The cost of parking is not covered in your registration.