Automating Security Compliance & Operations to Protect Critical Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Today, cybersecurity is one of the most serious national challenges facing the U.S. — and our government is responding.  We see new legislation and policy to address these challenges, such as Executive Order 13636, and the new Enhanced Cyber Security (ECS) services being implemented. We also see virtually all government agencies taking steps to address the dynamic threat landscape by improving the cyber-defenses of individual agency networks and data stores. 

These cybersecurity challenges may be greatest for those tasked with protecting Defense and Homeland Security computing environments. Not only are these organizations primary attack targets, they are also required under national security policy to ensure trusted global information-sharing and mission support for a diverse group of partner agencies and coalition forces. 

This webinar will feature experts who will share timely information on:

  • Why automation is essential to protect critical network and computing infrastructures
  • Cost-effective strategies for improved secure information-sharing
  • How to start simplifying network operations
  • How network automation and orchestration are essential for seamless workflow management

Bob Ackerman, Editor in Chief, SIGNAL Magazine

Robert K. Ackerman has been the editor in chief of SIGNAL Magazine for more than a dozen years. A seasoned technology journalist, Ackerman also has served as a war correspondent covering the Iraq War embedded with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. Prior to becoming SIGNAL’s editor in chief, Ackerman served as the magazine’s senior editor. He has been with SIGNAL Magazine for more than two decades, during which he has written hundreds of feature articles and authored more than 300 columns and commentaries. He has won or shared in journalism awards from the Aviation Writers Association; APEX; the American Copy Editors Society; PRSA; the Society for Technical Communication; and the American Society of Association Executives.

Luis Nunez, Industry Collaboration, MITRE

Luis Nunez is an Information Assurance engineer with the MITRE Corporation in support of security automation industry collaboration. Luis is also part of the Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL) team working to advance security automation for networking devices. For the last six years Luis has been working in the area of information assurance in the US Federal sector focusing on Security Content Automation (SCAP) and related security automation specifications. Luis' expertise stems from his military experience (Signal Soldier) and along with his civilian work with security consulting firms and vendors.

Tim LeMaster, Senior Director of Systems Engineering, Federal, Juniper Networks
A government IT industry veteran, Tim leverages his more than 15 years of experience in telecommunications and networking for the benefit of Juniper’s public sector customers.  He is responsible for driving product development efforts to meet the demands of public sector customers and for overseeing the activities of Juniper’s public sector systems engineers.  Prior to Juniper, Tim spearheaded the development of applications aiding the government in the management of a very large SONET/IP network for IT solutions provider Veridian.  Tim has also held several positions in the government, ranging from network operations and network modeling to engineering. Tim is a former U.S. Air Force officer.

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