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Cybersecurity Mission Area

Cybersecurity is a massive topic. It also evolves very rapidly in the government, not just from a constant increase in attack volume and types, but also from a stream of new policies and executive orders creating new requirements for agencies. View a collection of policies and guidance put together by ATARC Board member, Bill Hunt, at the following link.

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. 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

RegScale

Frank Lancaster

Frank Lancaster

ATARC Board Laision

Virsec Systems 

Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene

ATARC Board Liaison

CyberRes

Eugene Liderman

Eugene Liderman

Industry Vice Chair (invited)

Google

Mike Vande Woude

Mike Vande Woude

ATARC Board Liasion

CISA

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

Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton

Government Co-Chair

Department of Energy

Josh Brodbent

Josh Brodbent

Industry Chair

BeyondTrust

Anupam Shah

Anupam Shah

Industry Chair

Resiliant

Jason Brumfield

Jason Brumfield

Industry Vice Chair

Lumen

 Matt Venditto

Matt Venditto

Industry Vice Chair

iboss

Raj Dasgupta

Raj Dasgupta

Industry Vice Chair

RIVA Solutions

Michael Cardaci

Michael Cardaci

Technical Project Manager

FedHIVE

Chris Kirkendale

Chris Kirkendale

Lab Coordinator

ATARC

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

ATARC Representative

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

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Program Manager

ATARC

Identity Management

This working group meets bi-weekly on Fridays at 10:00 AM ET

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.

 

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Cheryl Jenkins

Cheryl Jenkins

Government Chair

General Services Administration

Kelvin Brewer

Kelvin Brewer

Industry Co-Chair

ForgeRock

Bryan Rosensteel

Bryan Rosensteel

Industry Co-Chair

Ping Identity

David Treece

David Treece

Industry Vice Chair

Yubico

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Program Manager

ATARC

State and Local Cyber Grants

The purpose of this group is to: 

  1. Establish guidelines and assistance documentation for state and local government organizations applying for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) cyber grants. 
  2. Identify recommended uses of DHS and CISA cyber grant funding. 
  3. Develop a biennial (every 2 years) paper for DHS and CISA identifying critical needs for state and local organizations for future cyber grant initiatives. 
  4. Develop periodic, official correspondence from the Working Group to members of Congress advocating for increased cyber grant program funding outlying identified critical needs.
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

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Program Manager

ATARC

Supply Chain Risk Management

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

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Program Manager

ATARC

Cyber Cooperative

The Cyber Cooperative Working Group will leverage, build, and unify the cyber defense capability and capacity of participating and partner organizations. It is in direct response and intended to support the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) collaborative efforts. The Cyber Cooperative Working Group will provide a process and framework to directly engage and leverage their capability, capacity, and expertise to amplify their mission, reach, and desired outcomes in order to build, maintain, and sustain a unified cyber defense.

Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson

Government Chair

CISA

Michael Melore

Michael Melore

Industry Chair

IBM

Carlos (JC) Vega

Carlos (JC) Vega

Advisor Chair

Executive Security Advisors

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Program Manager

ATARC

Cybersecurity Higher Education and Workforce Development

Mission Statement: Build a collaborative framework of key stakeholders to provide strategic recommendations on enhancing national cybersecurity education and workforce development policy and practice to implement an innovative and  comprehensive national career pipeline/pathway at all levels of education/training accessible to all and clearly communicated through detailed “road maps” for career preparedness and college readiness tracks.   

Keith Clement

Keith Clement

Academic Chair

California State University, Fresno

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Program Manager

ATARC

cATO

ATARC’s cATO Working Group is kicking off with a meeting on January 19th from 11:00-11:45 est!
If you are interested in participating in the group or would like to know more, please reach out to ewyckoff@atarc.org.

 

Due to growing cybersecurity infrastructure and increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats, continuous monitoring of information security systems through automation is the best way to accurately assess vulnerability across a complex threat landscape.

However, continuous monitoring of information security systems has several challenges to address, including technology, governance, controls evolution, data models, standardized frameworks, data sharing, and auditor evolution, just to name a few.

Learn what experts, thought leaders, and government executives shared about their thoughts about cybersecurity audit automation, at this recent ATARC-hosted Working Group kick-off Roundtable:

(Nita) Wyatte Jones-Coleman

(Nita) Wyatte Jones-Coleman

Government Vice Chair

Department of Veterans Affairs

Brian Hierholzer

Brian Hierholzer

Industry Chair

Auditmation

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Elizabeth Wyckoff

Program Manager

ATARC