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SANS DHS CDM Award Workshop

Washington, DC | Wed Nov 6, 2013

Welcome to the SANS DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Award (CDM) Workshop

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The Dupont Circle Hotel

The Dupont Circle Hotel is conveniently located at the top of Dupont Circle and is just minutes from the historical landmarks of Washington, D.C.
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This event is FREE to all Government personnel with Discount Code GOV01. The fee is $995 for non-Government.

(Note: To enable the Discount Code, enter GOV01 in the Registration Discount Code block. Pick Check as Payment Method, then click Review Order. $0 fees will be reflected.)

Date:
November 6, 2013
Venue:
The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW.
Washington D.C. 20036, USA
+1 (202) 483 6000
800.423.6953
Web: The Dupont Circle Hotel

SANS is pleased to offer the DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Award Workshop as a key opportunity to provide education on this program.

The workshop will bring awareness of this important program, provide thought leadership around cybersecurity risks, showcase key solution capabilities /customer success stories and provide connections with Integrators and Solution Providers.

Read more about the CDM Program

Agenda:
  • 8:00-8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • The workshop opens with a concise overview of the threats government systems face and the need for more continuous approaches to cybersecurity.
    John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS Institute
  • 8:30-9:30 am Panel
  • Continuous Diagnostics/Monitoring: Increasing US Cybersecurity Levels
    Moderator: Jane Lute, CEO, Council on CyberSecurity
    Panelists:
    Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General, GAO
    John Streufert, Director - Federal Network Resilience, US Dept. of Homeland Security

  • 9:30-10:15 am SIEM Solution Shootout
  • SIEM solution providers on the CDM contract will be challenged by the moderator to detail real-world government use cases, and will answer audience questions.
    Moderator: John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS Institute
    Mel Shakir, Director, Product Management - Security Management, McAfee
    Joseph Hamblin, CISSP, Chief Security Architect - Federal, IBM
    Matthew McCormack, RSA, CTO, Public Sector
  • 10:15-10:45 am Networking Break
  • 10:45 am-Noon Vulnerability Assessment Solution Shootout
  • Solution providers on the CDM contract will be challenged by the moderator to detail real-world government use cases, and will answer audience questions.
    Moderator: John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS Institute
    Panelists:
    Keren Cummins, Director - Federal Business, TripWire
    Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security
    Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys
    Darren Thomas, Senior Product Manager - Vulnerability & Discovery, McAfee
    Matt Webster, CTO, Lumeta
  • Noon-1:00 pm Lunch & Learn Sessions
  • Presented by ForeScout
    Location: Dupont Room
    Dynamic Visibility, Control and Integration - an Architecture Supporting CDM

    Agencies are coping with protecting resources and defending against the constant barrage of sophisticated cyber threats, while trying to reduce exposures and improve FISMA scores. To address this challenge, the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program offers a more dynamic approach to fortify federal computer networks and systems cybersecurity. Not only does this change the security approach from periodic assessments to continuous monitoring, the program introducing new challenges for many agencies. Learn real-world where to leverage your current defenses and security resources and understand how ForeScout CounterACT supports CDM requirements.
    Key takeaways:
    Key tenants of CDM and operational considerations of CDM implementation
    Optimizing BYOD, endpoint compliance violations and vulnerability workload that impact achieving objectives
    How network security and endpoint compliance tool interoperability improves operational insight and effectiveness
    Technical controls and reference architecture for CDM including where ForeScout CounterACT fits
    Wallace Sann, Federal CTO, ForeScout

    Presented by Tenable Network Security
    Location: Foxhall Room
    Dynamic Visibility, Control and Integration - an Architecture Supporting CDM

    Tenable Network Security was founded in 2002 and soon became the industry leader in enterprise vulnerability management and configuration auditing by levering the power of the Nessus Vulnerability Scanner. Tenable's enterprise solution, SecurityCenter, became the early solution for Federal customers looking to address FISMA and SCAP requirements. Since then, Tenable is the first vendor to combine active scanning and passive monitoring under one console (SecurityCenter ContinuousView) to allow for the only true vulnerability management approach to Continuous Monitoring. It is execution of our vision that has made us the market leader in addressing Federal compliance needs with installations of our enterprise solutions in all 15 U.S. Federal Departments as well as the majority of the independent agencies. Now we look forward to assisting our customer base with their evolution under CDM.
    John Lyons, VP, American Sales, Tenable Network Security
    Paul Crutchfield, Sales Engineering Director, Tenable Network Security

  • 1:00-2:00 pm Endpoint Monitoring Shootout
  • Solution providers on the CDM contract will be challenged by the moderator to detail real-world government use cases, and will answer audience questions.
    Moderator: Tony Sager, Director, SANS Institute
    Panelists:
    Tom Blauvelt, Technical Architect, Security - Public Sector Strategic Programs, Symantec
    Partha Panda, Vice President, Global Channel and Alliances and US Federal Business, Trend Micro
    Wallace Sann, Federal CTO, ForeScout
    Josh Stegall, Federal Chief Security Architect, IBM
  • 2:00-3:00 pm Integrator Roundtable
  • Technical representatives from the integrators on the CDM contract will be challenged to detail strawman approaches to task orders to solve government security issues using the CDM program.
    Moderator: Moderator: Alan Paller, Director of Research, SANS Institute
    Panelists:
    Christopher Ballister, IBM
    Matt Brown, VP-Homeland Security & CDM Executive Director, Knowledge Consulting Group, Inc.
    Josh F Canary, CISSP, PMP, CSC Global Cybersecurity
    Eric Eifert, SVP/GM - Cyber Defense Solutions Business Unit, ManTech
  • 3:00-3:30 pm Networking Break
  • 3:30-4:30 pm Real Stories of Using Continuous Monitoring to Make a Difference
  • Alan Paller, Director of Research, SANS Institute
  • 4:30-5:00 pm Town Hall Meeting & Closing Remarks
  • What needs to happen to enable government security managers to make real progress in cybersecurity? End the day with a lively, interactive discussion.
    Moderator: John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS Institute
  • 5:00-7:30 pm Networking Reception
Course Fee

This event is FREE to all Government personnel with Discount Code GOV01. The fee is $995 for non-Government.

(Note: To enable the Discount Code, enter GOV01 in the Registration Discount Code block. Pick Check as Payment Method, then click Review Order. $0 fees will be reflected.)

Speakers

John Pescatore: John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartner's lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

Tony Sager: During Tony Sager's 34 years at the National Security Agency, he headed the Systems & Network Attack Center, oversaw all Red and Blue Team projects, created and headed security product evaluation teams, helped guide the agency's top talent development programs, served as founding director of the Vulnerability Analysis & Operations Group (comprised of 700 of the NSA's top technical cybersecurity specialists serving the defensive mission), and was the Chief Operating Officer for the Information Assurance Directorate. He is also well known as a national advocate for open security standards such as the Security Content Automation Protocols (SCAP).

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