Transforming Government Security for a Cloud-Smart World

The GovLoop Briefing Center is a new virtual event designed to provide education and training resources to the government community while you work remotely. Each Briefing Center will feature experts and thought leaders, case studies and resources focused on a single topic.

Our upcoming online Briefing Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12-2 p.m. ET/9-11 a.m. PT will focus on "Transforming Government Security for a Cloud-Smart World."

Here's why you should attend:

  • Ask your questions to our government and industry experts.
  • Get access to free resources on topics including remote work, cloud, cybersecurity, and more.
  • Chat with GovLoop and learn how our free resources can open up a new world of learning.
  • Interact with the Zscaler and AWS teams to learn more about their work with cloud security.

Briefing Center Schedule

Please check back for session and speaker updates as they are made available.

[12:00-12:30 p.m. ET/9:00-9:30 a.m. PT]
Keynote: How to Adapt to the Changing Cloud Security Landscape With a Mobile Workforce

Speaker: Gerald Caron, Director, Enterprise Network Management at U.S. Department of State

Hear from a government IT leader about the current security landscape and how the move to mobility is transforming security best practices.
[12:30-1:00 p.m. ET/9:30-10:00 a.m. PT]
Why Secure Access Service Edge Matters

  • Jose Padin, Director of Sales Engineering, U.S. Public Sector, Zscaler
  • John MacKinnon, Global Telecommunications Partner Development Manager, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS
In this 30-minute keynote, learn how Zscaler and AWS are helping agencies modernize their security practices with Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). This framework is being adopted by progressive organizations around the world. And it’s easily accessible to you with the right cloud services.
[1:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET/10:00-10:30 a.m. PT]
Leveraging TIC 3.0/JRSS and SASE to enable IT Modernization

  • Jose Padin, Director of Sales Engineering, U.S. Public Sector, Zscaler
  • Dovarius Peoples,  SES USARMY USACE (USA)
  • Chi Kang, Deputy Director for Operations, Cyber Security Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
In this engaging panel, learn how federal government and industry experts are tackling mobile security challenges specifically at federal agencies. Panelists will discuss major changes with the release of Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 and new cybersecurity mandates.

[1:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET/10:30-11:00 a.m. PT]
State and Local Gov Cloud Security Challenges in 2020 and Beyond

  • Bill Zielinski, CIO, City of Dallas
  • Michael Watson, Chief Information Security Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Information Technologies Agency
  • Ian Milligan-Pate, Regional Director, State & Local Govt, Zscaler
  • Tony Ferguson, Director, Transformation Strategy, Zscaler, Inc.
In this engaging panel, learn how our state and local government and industry experts are combating the latest cybersecurity challenges with a zero trust approach. Panelists will discuss how you can address current and changing security threats while adopting cost-effective cloud services during a time of budget uncertainty.

Why Should You Attend?

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The IT networking world is evolving rapidly, as more government workers are in the field or working remotely than ever before. However, this new universe of cloud and mobility can’t be built or scaled on the network architectures of the past. As digital transformation accelerates, demand on agency networks intensifies and creates cybersecurity risks, allowing bad actors to exploit security flaws that jeopardize government data. To keep themselves secure, agencies need a new security model.

To accelerate positive change while improving security posture, agencies should consider adopting a zero trust architecture that incorporates a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). SASE converges the network and security point solutions into a unified, global cloud-native service. It enables IT to provide a holistic, agile and adaptable service to the digital business.

Join us online Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12-2 p.m. ET/9-11 a.m. PT to learn:

  • How a zero-trust approach and SASE focus will render older security models obsolete.
  • The benefits of a cloud-based, as-a-service model of a “secure edge” that is simple, scalable and flexible, with low latency and high security.
  • The biggest barriers facing agencies that are looking to take a SASE approach to security.