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SANS DHS CDM Award Workshop

  • Wednesday, November 06 at 8:00 AM EST
  • John Pescatore and Tony Sager

Sponsors

  • ForeScout Technologies
  • Knowledge Consulting Group, Inc.
  • IBM
  • Tripwire, Inc.
  • Lumeta Corp.
  • Symantec
  • Qualys

Overview

Award Workshop

In the DC area? Please plan to attend this event in person. Register for the SANS DHS CDM Award Workshop Here.

Join the SANS Institute for the DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Award Workshop. Being held live in Washington, DC attend virtually and hear Tony Sager, John Pescatore along with Integrators and Solution Providers as they bring awareness on this important program, provide thought leadership around cybersecurity risks and showcase key solution capabilities.

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

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

Prior to joining Gartner, John was a Senior Consultant for two years with Trusted Information Systems, a Technology Manager with GTE for eleven years and a Security Engineer with the U.S. Secret Service for four years. John received his B.S., Electrical Engineering, from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA-certified Cryptologic Engineer.


Tony Sager

Tony Sager retired from the National Security Agency in June 2012 after 35 years in the Information Assurance mission. He had technical assignments as a mathematical cryptographer, software developer, and software vulnerability analyst. As executive manager, Tony led the Systems and Network Attack Center and the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group - two organizations responsible for some of NSA’s most important advancements in cyber defense, and national leaders in open security standards, guidance, automation, and best practices. He concluded his career as the Chief Operating Officer of the Information Assurance Directorate. Tony is currently with the SANS Institute leading special projects, including the Top 20 Critical Security Controls.

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