Later this month government and private sector leaders will gather for a frank discussion about redefining government cybersecurity. The conversation could hardly be more timely: the Federal government is facing seemingly endless challenges, from evolving threats and aging legacy systems to budget constraints and workforce gaps.

At the Symantec Government Symposium on Oct. 30, government IT leaders will share their thinking and expertise on the intelligent and integrated cyber solutions needed to move the government into the 21st Century and beyond.

At the Symposium, attendees will hear from Federal CIO Suzette Kent (pending approval), CDM Program Manager Kevin Cox (pending approval), Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center William Evanina, Symantec’s Vice President of Federal Chris Townsend, and many others on today’s most pressing cyber issues–holistic security, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, security-as-a-service, and more.

Bradon Rogers, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales Engineering and Product Marketing for Symantec, will kick off the day by sharing how Symantec is evolving cybersecurity solutions to thwart modern cyber challenges. Following Rogers’ remarks, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, will deliver the morning keynote highlighting the Symposium’s theme–redefining cyber to be more automated, innovative, and integrated.

With the 2018 Midterm Election nearly upon us–and the 2020 General Election just around the corner–attendees can learn from seasoned election experts about what states are doing to secure voting systems, how cloud and IoT expands the threat landscape, and how state CIOs and CISOs are supporting state election officials. Ben Spear, director of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center; Thomas Hicks, commissioner of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission; Thomas MacLellan, director of policy and government affairs for Symantec; and Robert O’Connor, CISO for Maricopa County, Ariz., will be on hand to share their wisdom and insight into securing elections in the digital age.

Alongside illuminating panels and breakouts that focus on shoring up the government’s cybersecurity posture, the Symantec Government Symposium will also take a moment to recognize organizations going above and beyond to help everyone stay safer and more secure online with the National Cyber Security Alliance Awards Ceremony. Russell Schrader, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, will lead the ceremony.

Register today to join industry and government leaders on Oct. 30 at the Marriott Marquis in D.C. You can also view the full program and speaker list. The event is free for government attendees and is $195 for non-government attendees.

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