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Leadership Team

The ATARC Cybersecurity Leadership provides direction, guidance, and support to the various groups of project team Leaders and members in the Cybersecurity Working Group, The Leadership team exists for the purpose of helping the project teams achieve their goals, and coordinate between cross-cutting topics.

Cybersecurity Leadership is continuously conceiving and developing new initiatives, such as the state and local cyber grant program and the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC). These initiatives are at various stages of maturity towards becoming independent Working Groups, please contact us with your specific interests. In these groups, we hope to address many further-future-looking ideas and concepts including cyber range exercises, higher education, healthcare, etc.

 

Gabriel Irizarry

Gabriel Irizarry

Industry Chair

IBM

Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

Government Chair

DHS

Kenny Miltenberger

Kenny Miltenberger

ATARC Board Liasion

USCG

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Industry Chair

Zimperium

Gary Bradt

Gary Bradt

Industry Chair

Lookout

Tristen Yancey

Tristen Yancey

ATARC Board Laision

Keeper Security

Frank Lancaster

Frank Lancaster

ATARC Board Laision

Virsec Systems 

Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

ATARC Board Liaison

Parasoft

Eugene Liderman

Eugene Liderman

Industry Vice Chair (invited)

Google

Mike Vande Woude

Mike Vande Woude

ATARC Board Liasion

CISA

Podcast on Cyber and Mobile: Listen here!

As government agencies implement their Zero-Trust strategies, the Device Pillar is critical towards “device attestation”.  This goes hand-in-hand with Identity to ensure the mobile device is not compromised.  Whether it is conditional access for O365, Mobile-EDR, GFE, or BYOD.  Ensuring Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) is included in your strategy is paramount, as further amplified in OMB Mandates 21-31, 22-01, and 22-09. 

ATARC Federal IT Newscasts

Jim Kovach

Jim Kovach

Podcast co-host

Zimperium

JT Keating

JT Keating

Podcast co-host

Zimperium

Podcast on Keeping US Federal Agencies Ahead of the Latest Vulnerabilities listen here!

Hostile nation-states and other bad actors relentlessly probe the networks of federal, state, and local governments. Constant visibility into all internet assets empowers government organizations to discover and remediate vulnerable assets before malicious actors get to them. Cortex Xpanse research shows that attackers start scanning the internet for vulnerable systems within minutes of a disclosure. Defenders need to be able to find their vulnerable assets just as fast to ensure critical systems are never at risk.

Joe Lin

Joe Lin

Podcast Host

Palo Alto Networks

Podcast on Zero Trust (New episodes launching soon!)

All Federal agencies are moving to implement Zero Trust architectures as directed by last year’s Cybersecurity Executive Order, and some are key players in shaping implementation across Government. Agencies have different missions, resources, and no two are starting from exactly the same security posture. Join us to hear about the priorities, challenges, and successes some Federal agencies are encountering on their journey to implement zero trust.

Jim Richberg

Jim Richberg

Podcast Host

Fortinet

Zero Trust 

This group will focus on Zero Trust and how we need to be thinking differently about security, risk, & governance. The topics covered will include the convergence of government policies and moving to a continuous compliance model. Members will also discuss the Importance of AI while using unsupervised machine learning to enhance the mission of your agency or organization.

Working Groups

     Gerald Caron

Gerald Caron

Government Co-Chair

Department of Health and Human Services, OIG

Trafenia Salzman

Trafenia Salzman

Government Co-Chair

SBA

Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton

Government Co-Chair

COE

Josh Brodbent

Josh Brodbent

Industry Chair

BeyondTrust

Richard Toussaint

Richard Toussaint

Industry Vice Chair

Forward Networks

Jason Brumfield

Jason Brumfield

Industry Vice Chair

Lumen

Jason Greenwood

Jason Greenwood

Industry Chair

Code42

 Matt Venditto

Matt Venditto

Industry Vice Chair

iboss

Michael Cardaci

Michael Cardaci

Technical Project Manager

FedHIVE

Chris Kirkendale

Chris Kirkendale

Lab Coordinator

ATARC

Nicole Mandes

Nicole Mandes

ATARC Representative

ATARC

FISMA Security Metrics

This group is tasked by the Federal Mobility Group (FMG) to develop new and review existing FISMA mobility metrics that are part of the OMB/DHS quarterly and semi-annual data calls.  These metrics provide measurements on key aspects of federal mobile device program management and allow executive leadership visibility into program effectiveness.  This visibility affords opportunities to adjust mobile security focus areas as part of the executive level oversight responsibilities. 
In September 2021, the working group completed and published a White Paper titled “An Overview of the Mobile Security Ecosystem”, with the intent to increase federal agencies’ knowledge and awareness of currently available mobile security features and tools to help reduce risk from using mobile devices. 
Vincent Sritapan

Vincent Sritapan

Government Chair

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

David Harris

David Harris

Government Vice Chair

Department of Interior

Gary Bradt

Gary Bradt

Industry Chair

Lookout

Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Industry Vice Chair

Zimperium

Nicole Mandes

Nicole Mandes

Project Manager

ATARC

Global Quantum 

The function of this group is to assist the United States Federal Government and its Agencies, Committees, Subcommittees, Working Groups, Advisory Councils as well as United States Diplomats and other United States Foreign Service Officials in the execution of their charters as dictated by United States laws and the President’s executive orders.

Lily Chen

Lily Chen

Government Chair

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Allison Schwartz

Allison Schwartz

Industry Chair

D-Wave Systems Inc.

Terril Frantz

Terril Frantz

Academic Chair

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Nicole Mandes

Nicole Mandes

Project Manager

ATARC

Identity Management 

The group’s goal is to identify, understand, and provide strategic recommendations for challenges and barriers affecting the broader US Federal Community’s Identity Credential and Access Management (ICAM) deployments and offerings.  Then, in close alignment with government entities such as OMB for policy and NIST for guidance, the ATARC Identity Team aims to provide strategic recommendations to remove any identified barriers and accelerate adoption of ICAM best practices to increase efficiency and reduce cost using cutting-edge identity solutions.

 

White Paper on Realizing the HSPD-12 Interoperability Vision now open for public comment through June 30, 2022

Cheryl Jenkins

Cheryl Jenkins

Government Chair

General Services Administration

Kelvin Brewer

Kelvin Brewer

Industry Chair

ForgeRock

David Treece

David Treece

Industry Vice Chair

Yubico

Nicole Mandes

Nicole Mandes

Project Manager

ATARC

State and Local Cyber Grants (coming soon!)

Bill Zielenski

Bill Zielenski

Government Chair

City of Dallas

Sean Fay

Sean Fay

Government Vice Chair

SC Law Enforcement Division

Trey Caryl

Trey Caryl

Government Vice Chair

State of New Hampshire

Michael Melore

Michael Melore

Industry Chair

IBM

Nicole Mandes

Nicole Mandes

Program Manager

ATARC

Supply Chain Risk Management (coming soon!)

The Supply Chain Risk Management Working Group is composed of the Federal government, academia and industry with the purpose of working collaboratively to identify, educate, and find reasonable solutions to address the challenges associated with cybersecurity risks that threaten America’s supply chain.

Nnake Nweke

Nnake Nweke

Government Chair

GSA

Mike Vande Woude

Mike Vande Woude

Advisor Chair

ATARC Board

Robert Salvia

Robert Salvia

Fortress

Industry Vice Chair

Nicole Mandes

Nicole Mandes

Project Manager

ATARC