Cloud and Cyber Combine to Protect Gov Data

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**This event has been postponed due to the government shutdown. We will announce a new date as soon as possible. You can still register for the event. We will update this site and email all current registrants with the new date once it has been announced. Apologies for any inconvenience!**

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, Jan. 24 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

GL-LE-Speaker-Dorobek.jpgGovLoop's Chris Dorobek will kick off the event and review the morning's agenda and speakers.

8:40-9:00am - Keynote: Setting the Groundwork for Cloud Security in Government

Joe Paiva, Chief Information Officer, International Trade Administration

The government is increasingly mobile and dispersed, so having a way to collaborate anywhere, with anyone, on any device, is critical. In order to have that efficiency agencies must use the cloud. In this session, you will hear from a government keynote who will explore the challenges of coming up with a unified cloud security strategy.

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

GL-WBN-Speaker-RajRana.jpgRaj Rana, Director, Federal Systems Engineering, 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

GL-Speaker-GregoryWilshusen.jpgGregory Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues, GAO

GL-Speaker-RonZalkind.jpegRon Zalkind, Head of Innovation, Cloud Security, Cisco

Susan Shuryn, Cloud Computing Lead, Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, Office of the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer

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 - Break

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

GL-Speaker-DavidOtto.pngDavid Otto, MCSE, PMP, Chief of the Cybersecurity Performance Management Branch, Federal Network Resilience Division

GL-WBN-Speaker-JohnConnor.jpegJohn Connor, Cloud Security Professional, National Institutes of Technology and Technology (NIST)

GL-Speaker-VinayBansal.pngVinay Bansal, Principal Engineer, Cisco System's Security and Trust Organization (InfoSec)

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?

GL-WBN-Speaker-LarryGillick.jpgLarry Gillick, Acting Director, Digital Strategy at the U.S. Department of the Interior

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.