SANS DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Award Workshop PART II

  • Friday, 01 Aug 2014 8:00AM EDT (01 Aug 2014 12:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Alan Paller, John Pescatore, Tony Sager

***Please use the Afternoon Session Webcast Page to register for and watch the recording of the afternoon sessions.


  • 7:30am - 8:30am am Registration & Networking
  • 8:30am - 9:00am Opening Remarks plus Keynote
  • John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends, will discuss the results of the SANS CDM and Critical Security Controls survey and highlight progress in Continuous Monitoring.
    John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends
  • 9:00am - 10:00am CDM Update
  • John Pescatore will interview a representative from the CDM Program to discuss the Latest Status, Progress to Date, Mechanics of the Program and Future Roadmap
    Interviewer: John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends
    Interviewees: John Streufert, Director Federal Network Resilience
    George Moore, Technical Director Federal Network Resilience
    Kimberly Watson, IT Specialist Federal Network Resilience
  • 10:00am - 10:30am Networking Break
  • 10:30 am - 11:30am Phase I Panel
  • Hear real-world experiences from federal, state and local users of products within the scope of CDM Phase 1
    Moderator: Alan Paller, SANS Director of Research
    Panelists: Wallace Sann, Federal CTO, ForeScout Technologies
    Mark Hafner, Endpoint Manager Technical Lead - CDM, IBMDouglas Austin, Sr. Scientist, CSC - Cyber Research & Development
  • 11:30am - 12:15pm Integrator Case Study/Interview with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
  • Hear how Kratos has assisted customer agencies in pursuing the objectives of CDM in an end-to-end fashion...from initial assessment/scoping through implementation
    Moderator: John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS Institute
    Interviewer: Tony Sager, SANS Director
    Interviewee: Pat Howard, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. and representatives from the integrated solution team (Dell, Microsoft, ForeScout Technologies)
  • 12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch Networking Reception
  • For Online Viewers - Please use above link to register for and join the afternoon session.
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm Federal CIO Interview
  • John Pescatore and Alan Paller will interview Bob Brese, CIO at the Department of Energy to get his perspective on the challenges of keeping government systems secure while also addressing an uncertain budget environment and demands for mobility, use of cloud and BYOD. We will drill down into the challenges of implementing continuous monitoring and hear both success stories about "What Works" at DoE and lessons learned from what did not.
    Interviewer: Alan Paller, SANS Director of Research
    John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends

    Interviewee: Robert Brese, CIO, US Department of Energy
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm Phase II Panel
  • Hear about the solutions (and customer case studies where possible) included within the scope of the CDM Program, Phase 2
    Moderator: John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends, SANS Institute
    Panelists: Mark Seward, Senior Director, Public Sector, Splunk
    Ken Ammon, Chief Strategy Officer, Xceedium
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Closing Remarks
  • Tony Sager from SANS will provide guidance for attendees on how to take advantage of the CDM program and the Critical Security Controls to increase the level of their agency's security and decrease the time spent on certification/accreditation, FISMA reporting and other efforts that detract from the true mission of raising the bar to attackers.
    Tony Sager, SANS