With ever-changing threats, advances in technology, and persistent adversaries, the cybersecurity landscape for Federal IT can seem like a shootout against attackers coming from all angles.

Please join us at MeriTalk’s Cybersecurity Brainstorm on August 8 as key lawmakers, Federal leaders, and industry experts come together to discuss how to address the biggest security issues facing government.

The tightly focused, half-day event will kick off with remarks from Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., chair of the House Government Operations Subcommittee. Connolly is uniquely positioned as a key player in Federal IT security legislation, including FITARA, IoT security, election security, and cloud security.

Then get the latest insights from key Federal officials including:

  • John Felker – assistant director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Felker has an extensive background in Federal cybersecurity, including leading the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) for over four years.
  • Oki Mek – CTO of the Acquisition Division at the Department of Health and Human Services. Mek is a strong proponent of blockchain technology, implementing a blockchain for pre-award procurement processes and suggesting blockchain adoption as part of cybersecurity programs.
  • Bob Kolasky – Director of CISA’s National Risk Management Center (NRMC). Kolasky’s organization plays a crucial role in protecting critical infrastructure, a growing target of cyberattacks. Kolasky has pushed for more communication on the Federal supply chain in a recent congressional hearing.

Closing out the day will be Tonya Ugoretz, deputy assistant director of the Cyber Readiness, Outreach, and Intelligence Branch at the FBI. Ugoretz will explain the FBI’s role in taming the Wild West of cyber and bringing outlaws to justice through attribution and prosecution.

The cyber threat landscape is only getting wilder. Please join us on August 8 at the Newseum to learn how to better tame your corner of it.

The Cybersecurity Brainstorm is complimentary to attendees, who will be eligible to receive four continuing professional education credits. Register today!

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