If you work technology issues in the federal government please mark your calendar now for the Cloud Security Alliance Federal Summit, 7 May 2019.
The agenda has just been announced and it is absolutely exciting.
For more and to sign up see: CSA Federal Summit
I also want to mention that the CSA has a DC chapter. The chapter serves the entire region, not just those in the federal space. If you are in any firm seeking to make the best use of new cloud based approaches please join our mailing list and LinkedIn group.
Some highlights of the agenda for the CSA Federal Summit:
|Leading Change and the Challenges of Transformation|
Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer of the United States (2009-2011)
In this keynote presentation, Vivek Kundra shares his experience leading change across the world’s largest consumer of information technology—the U.S. government—and the lessons every organization can use when leading a transformation in a change-averse environment.
|A Data-Driven Blueprint to Scaling Cloud Operations Security |
Mohit Kalra, Director, Cloud Operations Security, Adobe
Learn about the three main facets of cloud operations security at Adobe: the human plane, the tooling plane, and the data plane. The third facet is a fairly untapped area in security, so this talk will focus heavily on how Adobe has come to make better decisions using the security data they already have.
|Panel: Coalfire, Palo Alto, Zscaler & F5 |
A discussion on the development and implementation of standards for cloud solutions and overcoming the challenges related to regulation, funding, politics, and governance for the secure adoption of cloud services and solutions.
|State of Federal Cloud Security: A Practitioner’s Perspective |
Mari Spina, Principal Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE
Has the government made progress in understanding threats and shared responsibility? Dr. Spina will build on her assessment from the 2018 Federal Summit and talk about success areas and challenges.
|Regaining our Lost Visibility |
Michael Quealy, Technical Account Manager, Qualys
This session explores the need to streamline processes and tools to unify IT, Security and compliance in order to regain visibility, during a digital transformation.
|A Walk in the Clouds: Zero Trust Security for a Cloud World |
Sean Frazier, Advisory CISO, Federal, Duo Security
As enterprises plan their cloud journey it’s important to not leave the security part of the puzzle out. Cloud security has to be baked in and not bolted on, hence the need for Zero Trust.
|CSA Research Spotlight |
CSA has been tracking technology trends and methodologies over the past ten years. This presentation shares research on technology areas that impact the federal government and how agencies can get ahead of standards development by implementing best practices and best known methods for security.