DGI Cyber Security Expo & Conference

26 Jun

On Wednesday June 25, 2008 I attended the Digital Government Institutes’s (DGI) Cyber Security Conference & Expo.  The event was held in the Polaris Room of the Ronald Regan Conference Center and World Trade Center building in Washington D.C.  The day was packed solid from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm and featured eight different speakers talking about a variety of cyber security topics.  Additionally, there was a networking session during the continental breakfast and the lunch breaks.  Also in attendance were vendors from industry like Cisco, Deloitte, EDS, (ISC)2 and Unisys.  For the posts following this introductory one, I will details sections of the conference.  As I fill out my notes for each speaker with some resources I am still waiting on DGI from, I will post a new section.  Check back here for updates on the conference.

To hold you over until I update the blog, here is the list of topics, speakers and their respective titles:

  1. Keynote: Cyber Security: Using a Historical Perspective to Provide Insight on Current Threats
    • J. Michael Gibbons, Principal, Security & Privacy Services, Deloitte, and former Chief of Computer Crime Investigations, FBI
  2. Sifting Through Credentials: How to Identify, Develop and Retain IT Security Candidates and Contractors
    • George Datesman, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Noblis
    • Rich Kellet, ISSM / IT Security Officer, Technologies, Office of Citizen Services and Communications, GSA
  3. “No Man Is an Island…” A Global Government View of the Top 5 Cyber Security Trends
    • Samuel Chun, CISSP, Director, Cyber Security Practice, EDS US Government Solutions
  4. A Proactive Approach: A Road Map to Cyber Security
    • Rick Mellendick, Senior Architect, Cyber Operations Lead, Bearing Point
  5. Five Security Issues Likely to Emerge in 2008
    • Phil Myers, Director, Enterprise Security Group, Deloitte
  6. All Roads Lead to Rome: How Cyber Terrorists are Exploiting Key Gaps
    • Tom Kellermann, VP of Security Awareness, Core Security
  7. Trusted Internet Connections and IT Security
    • Michael Smith, Program Manager, ISS LOB, Dept. of Homeland Security, National Cyber Security Division
  8. Preparing for Risks Today and Tomorrow
    • James Bennison, Senior Information Assurance Architect, Northrop Grumman Information Technology

Posted by on June 26, 2008 in General, Security


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