After a spate of recent attacks, including the WannaCry and Dyn breaches, cybersecurity is a chief concern for companies and government agencies alike. Representatives from the private sector, Federal government, and Congress will convene at Tenable’s GovProtect event on June 21 to address cybersecurity issues.

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, will deliver the congressional keynote at the event and discuss how transparency can improve IT policies. Hurd’s Modernizing Government Technology Act, which proposes a $250 million Federal technology modernization fund and revolving capital funds in each agency, passed the House on May 17.

Join us at GovProtect17 on June 21 for a one-day, collaborative discussion on how agencies can gain actionable insight into the increasingly complex security risks facing a modern government. Click here to learn more.

GovProtect will also feature speakers at the chief information officer level. Essye Miller, deputy CIO for Cyber Security for the department of Defense, and Rod Turk, acting CIO and chief information security officer for the department of Commerce, will speak on a panel called “Unwrapping the Cyber EO.”

President Donald Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity places an emphasis on agency heads. Miller and Turk, along with Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, will discuss how agencies will realign under this order. The final draft of the order was signed on May 11.

Other speakers will include Amit Yoran, chairman and CEO of Tenable, and Kevin Cox, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Manager for the department of Homeland Security.

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Eleanor Lamb is a Staff Reporter for MeriTalk covering Big Data, FITARA, Homeland Security, Education, Workforce Issues, and Civilian Agencies.