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FedCyber Summit: Community engagement is needed now more than ever


fedcyberCyber practitioners in the federal sector have always needed better ways to collaborate and coordinate and have always been on the lookout for new ways to address challenges. But this year it is especially important. Attacks are up, funds to modernize have been zeroed out, staff has been reduced and now on top of that the shutdown has made things even harder. Meanwhile critical information still needs protecting and adversaries remain as persistent as ever.

This means it is more important than ever to find new ideas to better defend our infrastructure.

We have crafted the agenda of the Third Annual FedCyber Summit (6 Nov 2013) to do just that.

For details and to sign up visit:  http://events.fedcyber.com

Here is more:

This conference, orchestrated by cyber practitioners Matt Devost and Bob Gourley, is designed to advance the state of cyber defense. The FedCyber.com Government-Industry Summit will bring together thought leaders who know the cyber mission in a venue designed to enhance our collective understanding of the threat, build on existing strategies to mitigate challenges, and leverage the nation’s greatest technologies to enhance our defense in depth. We are crafting an action-oriented event that will help the community shape models for the next decade of national cyber defense. Discussions and panels will include topics like:

  • Role of Deception in Cyber Security
  • Next Generation Red Teaming
  • Security in the Age of Transparency & Leaks
  • CISO Exchange – What Can Federal CISOs Learn from Their Private Sector Counterparts?
  • Emerging Technology Trends
  • Tech Talks: On Topics Like Big Data & Cyber Security

We have an all star lineup of speakers that includes:

  • Dr. James Miller, Underscretary of Defense for Policy
  • Dr. Mark Matestki (Watermark Risk)
  • Jason Healey (Atlantic Council)
  • Jose Rodriquez (Novitas Group)
  • Tom Parker (FusionX)
  • Jeff Moss (ICANN)
  • Rich Marshall
  • Neal Pollard (PWC)
  • Noah Shachtman (Foreign Policy)
  • John Young (Cryptome)
  • Deborah Natsios (Cryptome)
  • Sean Kanuck (ODNI)
  • John Streufert (DHS)
  • Kevin Charest (HHS)
  • Mark Morrison (State Street Bank)
  • Nils Puhlmann (formerly Zynga)
  • Mary Ellen Seal (DHS)
  • Dawn Meyerriecks (CIA)

Sponsors of this years event include: Microsoft, Cloudera, Platfora, Triumfant, HP, Splunk, Guidance Software, Carahsoft, Invincea, SecureNinja, FusionX and Crucial Point LLC.

For details and to sign up visit:  http://events.fedcyber.com

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com