Preparedness and Proactive Threat Response

With cyber threats on the rise, how can governments prepare to prevent, mitigate, respond to, and recover from such attacks? Vigilance against cyber threats requires not only significant investments in hyper-secure technology infrastructure, but also a highly skilled workforce.  In Austin, hear from the federal, state and local leaders who are partnering across government, industry and academia to prioritize cybersecurity readiness through technology, people, and more in order to secure government’s critical data and continue delivering essential citizen services.  Attend this event to learn about the following topics and more:

  • Implementing strategies and best practices for cyber attack readiness and response

  • Training and reskilling the government cybersecurity workforce to counter evolving threats

  • Developing intergovernmental cyber partnerships

  • Attracting qualified talent against competition from the private sector

  • Equipping the public sector workforce with essential cyber skills and technologies

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

April 2, 2019

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701

Location

Speakers

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione

District 98, Texas House of Representatives

Zach Walker

Texas Lead

Defense Innovation Unit

Andy Bennett

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

State of Texas

Heidi Maupin

Regional Director

Army Research Laboratory South

Liliya Spinazzola

Senior Director, Professional Education and Strategic Initiatives, Texas Extended Campus,

University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Suzanne Barber, 

Director, Center for Identity and AT&T Endowed Professor in Engineering,

University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Rajendra Boppana

Professor, Computer Science

University of Texas at San Antonio

Sebastian Herrera

Reporter

Austin American-Statesman

Chris Schreiber

Global Cybersecurity Specialist

FireEye

Former CISO, University of Arizona; former CISO, University of Wisconsin

Tom Guarente

Vice President, External Affairs & Alliance, U.S. Public Sector,

FireEye

Agenda

8:30 AM

Registration & Networking

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

  • Ann Pettyjohn, Vice President and General Manager of Events, Government Executive Media Group

9:05 AM

Opening Keynote:

  • Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, District 98, Texas House of Representatives

9:35 AM

Panel:

 Preparing for the Next Cyber Attack: Securing Agency Cyber Posturing

How can government offices stay prepared to defend their IT infrastructures from breaches at a moment’s notice? This panel will discuss strategies and processes to shore up vulnerabilities in agency cyber framework and proactively address potential threats.

  • Andy Bennett, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas
  • Chris Schreiber, Global Cybersecurity Specialist, FireEye; former CISO, University of Arizona; former CISO, University of Wisconsin
  • Moderator: Dr. Suzanne Barber, Director, Center for Identity and AT&T Endowed Professor in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:30 AM

Panel:

Maximizing Cyber Workforce Potential

Cybersecurity practices are only as effective as the workforce implementing them. To ensure a skilled, highly qualified cyber workforce, government agencies must train and budget for the right people using the right tech tools in the right roles. Hear from public and defense leaders about how they are competitively attracting and reskilling talent and utilizing intergovernmental partnerships to maximize the efficacy of their cyber teams.

  • Heidi Maupin, Regional Director, Army Research Laboratory South
  • Liliya Spinazzola, Senior Director, Professional Education and Strategic Initiatives, Texas Extended Campus, University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Rajendra Boppana, Professor, Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio

11:05 AM

Presentation from Event Partner, FireEye

  • Tom Guarente, Vice President, External Affairs & Alliance, U.S. Public Sector, FireEye

11:20 AM

Fireside Chat with Defense Innovation Unit’s Zach Walker

  • Zach Walker, Texas Lead, Defense Innovation Unit
  • Moderator: Sebastian Herrera, Reporter, Austin American-Statesman

11:45 AM

Closing Remarks

  • Ann Pettyjohn, Vice President and General Manager of Events, Government Executive Media Group

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