CyberSmart 2024: Cybersecurity Faces a Rapidly Changing Landscape Washington DC

This event qualifies for .3 CEUs

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This event qualifies for 3 CLPs

Cybersecurity has always contended with evolving threats. As the internet has become more embedded into social and economic life and smart phones, tablets and other handheld devices become ubiquitous, bad actors have devised new attacks to capitalize on new vulnerabilities.


And just as agencies are implementing zero trust architecture to help with this wave, other IT developments are threatening to upend cybersecurity even more. For instance, artificial intelligence is being incorporated into software, even as elected officials and regulatory agencies are trying to develop new rules of the road for its use. At the same time, historically-offline operations technology is beginning to be integrated with IT systems, opening up the OT to attacks that previously weren’t feasible.


Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the requirements to establish identity for both persons and devices within a zero trust architecture
  • Evaluate criteria for user-friendly methods of credentialing and system access
  • List software and platforms that have incorporated AI and which AI engines they use
  • Delineate regulatory actions being considered for controlling AI
  • Identify OT systems being used by your agency and who is responsible for their security
  • Define the points in your systems where IT and OT make direct connections
  • Review IT security plans and how to incorporate OT security

Speaker and Presenter Information

Session 1: AI & Cybersecurity
La’Naia Jones, CIO & Director, Information Technology Enterprise, CIA
La'Naia Jones
CIO & Director,
Information Technology Enterprise, CIA
Dr. Joe Ronzio, Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer, Veterans Health Administration
Joseph "Lucky" Ronzio
Deputy CTO,
Veterans Health Administration
Jim Donlon, Director, Solutions Engineering, Oracle
Jim Donlon
Director, Solutions Engineering,
Session 2: When it Comes to ICAM, Think Like a User
Shane Barney, CISO, USCIS
Shane Barney
SMSgt William Rouse, Zero Trust Lead, Space Force
SMSgt William Rouse
Zero Trust Lead,
US Space Force
Brian Dennis, Principal Technologist, Public Sector, Akamai
Brian Dennis
Principal Technologist. Public Sector,
Akamai Technonogies
Anuj Mehta, Senior Solutions Engineer, U.S. Federal Team, Okta
 Anuj Mehta
Senior Solutions Engineer,
US Federal Team,
Session 3: Pay Attention is IT/OT Convergence
West Coile, Assistant Director, Center for Enhanced Cybersecurity, US GAO
West Coile
Assistant Director, 
Center for Enhanced Cybersecurity,
Rahul Mittal, Cybersecurity Advisor for Region 3, CISA
Rahul Mittal
Cybersecurity Advisor for Region 3,
Blase Janov, Director of Business Development, North America, Waterfall Security Solutions
Blase Janov
Director of Business Development, North America
Waterfall Security Solutions
Marty Edwards, Deputy CTO, OT/IoT, Tenable
Marty Edwards
Deputy CTO, OT/IoT, 
Hosted by: 
Claudia Hosky, Publisher, FedInsider

Claudia Hosky


Modertaed by:  


Michael Kennedy, Moderator & Contributing Editor, FedInsider

Michael Kennedy
Moderator & Contributing Editor,

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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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Thu, Jan 25, 2024, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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