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Improving Federal Cybersecurity with Event Data

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November 2, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM ET 

1 CPE Credit Available for this Event*** 

Panel: Improving Federal Cybersecurity with Event Data

The President’s Executive Order (EO) on “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (14028)” issued on May 12, 2021 has aggressively outlined an action plan for protecting our nation against the increasing volume and danger of cyber attacks. The order, and follow on guidance from OMB, is unquestionably setting the right direction but its execution brings with it several challenges that will confront all agencies.

Amongst the largest of those challenges is how to collect, harness, and store the massive amounts of event data required to be effective and comply with OMB requirements

    • The data rates from app logs, system logs, security logs, network devices, services events, network traffic, and other required sources can be technically challenging to handle and do so cost effectively.
    • OMB guidelines require long term data retention of 30 months in all but a few cases.   Coupled with the data rates, the amount of persisted data will be massive.

    • Since most agencies have distributed and hybrid compute environments, collecting event data from all of these disparate locations and sending it over the network to central locations can have a huge impact on network capacity and cost.

    • Any of this data must be readily and easily available to share FBI, CISA, and other partner agencies.

This session features a panel of government and industry experts who will share their approaches and considerations in tackling the important demands of leveraging event data in cyber defense.

Allison McCall

Allison McCall

Chief Information Officer, National Technical Information Service

Ralph Mosios

Ralph Mosios

Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Joe Ramsey

Joe Ramsey

Chief Information Security Officer, International Trade Administration (pending agency approval)

Paul Blahusch

Paul Blahusch

Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

Will LaForest

Will LaForest

Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, Confluent

Moderator: Tom Suder

Moderator: Tom Suder

CEO, ATARC

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*** ATARC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. Program Level: Overview, no prerequisites required. Advance preparation: none. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Field of Study: Information Technology. Registration #140762. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Refund, cancellation and complaint resolution policy.