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Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation for Government Agencies: Is It Working? A SANS Survey

  • Friday, February 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST (2015-02-20 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Wallace Sann, Tony Sager, Tim Woods, Kenneth Durbin, Joshua Stegall


  • Firemon
  • IBM
  • Symantec
  • Forescout Technologies BV

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The Department of Homeland Security is overseeing the procurement and maintenance of diagnostic sensors and dashboards deployed to each federal, state and local agency opting into a blank purchase agreement with the General Services Administration (GSA) in an effort to ensure network and system security.

Attend this webcast featuring Tony Sager and learn:

  • How far government organizations have gone in adopting Phase I (Endpoint Integrity) CDM controls
  • The benefits to those taking advantage of the DHS CDM program
  • CDM implementation wins and difficulties
  • Future plans for adopting Phase II (Least Privilege) and Phase III (Boundary Protection and Event Management) of the CDM controls

Click here to view the associated whitepaper.

Speaker Bios

Joshua Stegall

Joshua Stegall is currently the Federal Solution Director for IBM’s Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure brand. In this role he defines product and solution strategies for IBM in the US Federal market. Josh joined IBM in 2010 as part of the acquisition of BigFix, where he served as a technical sales specialist for the US Federal market. He also worked with BigFix service provider partners on go-to-market strategies, contractual development and the overall service provider business model. Josh is very interested in working with others to develop vertical solutions for the public sector and other industries.

Kenneth Durbin

Kenneth Durbin, the continuous monitoring (CM) practice manager for Symantec, has been a provider of solutions to the federal government, exclusively, for the past 25 years. He has specialized on large, complex federal programs and accounts, working for companies ranging from small startups to large Fortune 500s. Kenneth is responsible for understanding CM requirements, defining use cases and applying the appropriate Symantec technologies to help customers implement CM. His focus includes the standards, mandates and best practices from NIST, OMB, DHS and SANS and their application to CM.

Tim Woods

Tim Woods has more than two decades of information security and data technology expertise and is responsible at FireMon for fully understanding the risk and security challenges facing enterprises and governments and the advanced technologies that help address them. Prior to FireMon Woods spent three years in technical leadership at Crossbeam Systems, who transformed the way enterprises, service providers, and government agencies architect and deliver security service. Before Crossbeam Woods was responsible for Security Engineering at Nokia Enterprise Solutions and led a team of pre-sales technical engineers supporting security and mobile enterprise solutions. Woods enjoys educating people on new and emerging technologies and is a technical presenter and corporate speaker at industry technology conferences and seminars. Woods proudly served 8 years in the Naval Intelligence community and attended the University of Maryland majoring in Information Systems

Tony Sager

Tony Sager served as the chief of every major element of the cyberdefense mission at the National Security Agency (NSA), finishing his 34-year career there as director of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations group and chief operating officer of the IAD (Information Assurance division) of NSA. All 700 of the top cyberdefenders and vulnerability analysts at NSA worked for Tony. He was the person inside government most responsible for the initiation of the Critical Controls and for ensuring they reflected and dealt effectively with the active threat. Tony came to SANS to lead the global effort to ensure all new threats are appropriately reflected in the Critical Controls are kept current so their adopters can be assured that they are dealing as effectively as possible with the current threat environment. Tony is also working to on building a global career development and pathways program to map and enhance career growth opportunities for cybersecurity professionals and for companies trying to ensure they have the talent they need.

Wallace Sann

Wallace Sann brings over 15 years of combined experience in networking, network security, architecture, management, operations, and sales engineering to his role of regional vice president of systems engineering and federal CTO. He devoted 7 years to network access control and security automation, having served in various capacities at the Department of Interior (DOI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Navy/Marine Corp Intranet (NMCI) and District of Columbia Government (DC GOV).

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