The never-ending rise of cyberattacks on government agencies and critical infrastructure providers underlines the urgent need for both government and the private sector to accelerate toward more agile and resilient cybersecurity models.

Government and industry cybersecurity experts will point the way forward to more resilient security postures when they gather on Thursday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Washington, D.C. for MeriTalk’s in-person Cyber Central event.

Cyber Central discussions will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • How government and industry can unite to strengthen the Federal government’s cyber approaches;
  • What proactive steps IT leaders can take to mitigate threats and tackle cyber incidents before they happen;
  • The Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order (EO) at its one-year anniversary, where agencies are in their progress to meet requirements, and what’s next on the horizon; and
  • The latest buzz on CDM, zero trust, FedRAMP modernization, and more.

Cyber Central attendees will hear the very latest from:

  • Federal CISO Chris DeRusha;
  • Richard Grabowski, Acting Program Manager of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program at CISA;
  • Kevin Walsh, Director for IT and Cybersecurity at GAO.

Just Added! Chezian Sivagnanam, Chief Enterprise Architect at the National Science Foundation (NSF) will talk about how cyber threat intelligence is helping government entities make faster, more informed decisions to combat malicious activity – and how the May 2021 Cyber Executive Order’s focus on sharing that intelligence is critical to improving our nation’s cybersecurity posture.

Then, Natalie Pittore, Chief of the Enduring Security Framework at the National Security Agency (NSA), will join an engaging discussion on the most valuable cybersecurity mitigation strategies, policies spurred by the cyber EO and other cyber guidance, and the benefits of public-private partnerships in building cyber resilience across the Federal government.

Wrapping up the Cyber Central event will be Brian Conrad, Acting FedRAMP Director and Program Manager for Cybersecurity at the General Services Administration (GSA), who will discuss what changes have been implemented in the FedRAMP program over the past year, how the Authority to Operate (ATO) process has been simplified, and what’s on the horizon for the program as the nation works to build cyber resilience.

Register today to join MeriTalk and the lineup of cybersecurity experts for this half-day event loaded with engaging discussions on Thursday, May 19 at Convene in Washington, D.C., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.

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Lisbeth Perez
Lisbeth Perez
Lisbeth Perez is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.