Headlines in Cybersecurity: What States Should Know - Day 3 Securing the Supply Chain

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The pace and impact of cyberattacks on government and critical infrastructure IT systems have accelerated over the past several years. Malware inserted into software platforms and widely distributed to customers; ransomware attacks taking down hospitals and local governments; hacks endangering water systems – all of these and many more show that our systems are under siege.


Join us for these five one-hour webinars spread over five days, as thought leaders from government at all levels and the contracting community focus each day on a specific aspect of the cyber threat environment and ways to more effectively respond and protect their most valuable assets – their data and IT systems.


Day 3: Securing the Supply Chain


In the end, any IT system is only as secure as its various components. Federal, state, and local agencies have learned that the hard way, as software platform and application providers have been hacked as a way to get into government systems.


The Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity issued by the White House in May dedicates Section 4 to the topic of enhancing the security of the software supply chain. It includes a directive that in future agencies will only acquire software that meets standards to be set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and that software products not meeting that standard will no longer be listed on GSA schedules. Since software companies are unlikely to want to support two versions of the same product – one certified, one not – this is likely to positively affect the security posture of state and local governments and the private sector, as well.


Join us as thought leaders from all levels of government and industry share their experiences with supply chain hacks and the measures they took to address their risks.

Speaker and Presenter Information


 Matthew Butkovic
 Matthew Butkovic 
 Technical Director, Cyber Risk and Resilience,
 Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
 Joel Bork
 Joel Bork 
 Senior Threat Hunter,
 IronNet Cybersecurity
 John Breeden
 John Breeden 
 Discussion Moderator &
 Contributing Editor, 

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Census Bureau, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, USAID, State & Local Government, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Wed, Oct 6, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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