Speaker Series

NCCoE Speaker Series: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Branch Chief at the Cybersecurity Assurance Branch, Mr. Martin Stanley, will discuss and demonstrate the DHS and NCCoE generic Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) instance. The discussion will be followed by a panel of government and industry experts discussing the benefits of how a solution like CDM can benefit any enterprise. Join us in person or on the webcast. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register today!

Keynote Speaker: 

  • Mr. Martin Stanley, Branch Chief at the Cybersecurity Assurance Branch, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Panel Participants:

  • TBD 

Agenda:

12:45pm - Registration
1:00pm - Opening Remarks12:45 PM - Opening Remarks
1:05pm - Keynote Speaker Presentation and Q&A
2:05pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A 
3:00pm - Program Concludes
3:00-4:00pm - Networking Reception

Location:

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850

    NCCoE Speaker Series: Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    The NCCoE Speaker Series Cybersecurity 101 for Small Business: The Questions You Need to Ask to Protect You and Your Customers will be held on April 5 from 1-4pm in person at the NCCoE and via webcast. 

    Speaker:

    • Adam Sedgewick, Senior IT Policy Advisor, NIST

    Panel:

    • Nigel Jones, KOOLSPAN
    • Ola Sage, CyberRx

    Moderator:

    • Patricia Toth, Computer Scientist, NIST

    Event cost if free, but registration is required. Register today!

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Location:

    National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

    9700 Great Seneca Highway

    Rockville, MD 20850

    POSTPONED: NCCoE Speaker Series: Improving the Customer Experience Without Increasing Cyber Risk - A Hospitality Challenge

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Recent, high-profile hotel hacks have brought increasing attention to the hospitality sector and its cybersecurity challenges. While hospitality organizations have long supported the internal flow of information and data (e.g. allowing a hotel guest to charge dinner from the hotel restaurant to his/her room), technological improvements and customer demands have pushed hotels to offer increasing amenities, such as free Wi-Fi or mobile check-in. Through collaboration with the hospitality industry, the NCCoE is developing an example solution to help organizations strengthen the security of their property management system to better protect the business against network intrusion, data breach, fraud loss, and damage to reputation, while continuing to allow customers and guests to utilize and appreciate a hotel’s technological amenities. Join us in person or online for a lively discussion on the unique trends and challenges to improving cybersecurity in the hospitality sector.

    Speakers:

    • Bill Newhouse, Senior Security Engineer, NIST NCCoE
    • Brian Abe, Project Leader, MITRE at NCCoE

    Moderator:

    • Matthew Eggers, Executive Director, Cybersecurity Policy, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Panelists:

    • Michael Blake, CEO, Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
    • Maryam Cope, Vice President, Government Affairs, American Hotel & Lodging Association
    • Jason DeMarco, Director of Information Security, MGM Resorts International®
    • Mary J. Hildebrand, CIPP/US/E, Partner and Chair, Privacy and Information Security Practice, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

    Agenda:

    1:00- Registration

    1:15- Opening Remarks

    1:20- Keynote Panel Discussion and Q&A

    2:20- NCCoE Project Presentation and Q&A

    3:00- Program Concludes

    3:00-4:00- Networking Reception

    Location:

    National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

    9700 Great Seneca Highway

    Rockville, MD 20850

    NCCoE Speaker Series: Understanding, Detecting & Mitigating Insider Threats

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Insider threats are growing at an alarming rate, with medium-to-large company losses averaging over $4 million every year. Smaller businesses are at risk too, and it is estimated that in 2014, over half of all cyber attacks targeted companies with less than 1,000 employees. The majority of these breaches are caused accidentally by internal employees or contractors.

    Note: The program is free to attend, but registration is required. In-person at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850) or webcast options available on registration page

    Agenda:

    1:00 PM - Registration
    1:15 PM - Opening Remarks
    1:20 PM - Keynote Speaker Presentation and Q&A: 
    Dr. Deanna Caputo, Principal Behavioral Psychologist, The MITRE Corporation, "The Psychology of Insider Threats: Theory and Applied Research," explores what organizations can do to reduce the risk of insider threats, as well as the important role of the behavioral sciences in early detection and mitigation, including research, consultation, and training to identify behavior change. She will also briefly present insider threat research on employee computer use behaviors and sentiment analysis of email.
    2:20 PM - Panel Discussion and Q&A: Panel Moderator: Spencer Wilcox, CISSP, CPP, Director, Security Strategy, Risk and Assurance, Exelon Corporation. Panel Participants: Jacky Kimmel, CEO, InfoTeK Corp; Raj Ananthanpillai, CEO, IDentrix; Susi Hajeski, Senior Computer Scientist, Baltimore Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Through this interactive panel discussion, attendees can discover real-world examples and industry perspectives on preventing, identifying, and mitigating insider threat risks.
    3:15 PM - Program concludes
    3:15 - 4:15 PM - Networking Reception

    NCCoE Speaker Series: Cybersecurity in the Health Community

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Speaker: 
    Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA is the Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships at FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH). Her portfolio includes medical device cybersecurity and efforts span incident response, increasing awareness, outreach, partnering, policy and coalition-building. Suzanne chairs CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group. She also co-chairs the Government Coordinating Council for Healthcare & Public Health. Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, trained in General Surgery & Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, and completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Kennedy School of Government.

    The program will include a 45 minute panel discussion. Panel members include, Chaitanya Srinivasamurthy (Pfizer), Rebecca Arthur (Inova), Rob Suarez (Becton Dickinson), Eun-Shim Nahm (University of Maryland), and Inhel Rekik (University of Maryland Medical Center).

    Agenda:

    1:30 pm       Registration & Networking
    2:00 pm      Program Starts
    3:30 pm    Program Ends

    Location: NCCoE, 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD 20850

    Event Format: Live & Webinar

    The event is free, but registration is required. Register today!

    The NCCoE Speaker Series features nationally known thought leaders addressing issues in cybersecurity. These talks are suitable for anyone with an interest in cybersecurity. Sponsored by the NCCoE and the Maryland and Montgomery County Departments of Economic Development. Bring your business cards and plan to share them! We've included time for networking.

    NCCoE Speaker Series: STEM learning

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Speakers

    Captain Kathryn P. (Kay) Hire, USN
     

    Agenda

    1:30pm Registration & Networking
    2:00pm Program starts
    3:30pm Program ends

    The NCCoE Speaker Series features nationally known thought leaders addressing issues in cybersecurity. These talks are suitable for anyone with an interest in cybersecurity. Sponsored by the NCCoE and the Maryland and Montgomery County Departments of Economic Development. Bring your business cards and plan to share them! We've included time for networking.

    Captain Kathryn (Kay) Hire, USN, will talk about her experiences as a pioneer in the Navy, as a NASA astronaut, as one of the first women to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, and as the first woman in U.S. military history to be assigned to combat aircrew. Hire also supported both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Captain Hire will share her thoughts on how STEM education, among other attributes, can open up possibilities and encourage people to enter into fields they hadn’t considered before. Ultimately, encouraging STEM skills and applying them in the real world can lead to further strengthening of the nation’s cybersecurity resilience. 

    In addition to her many firsts, Hire is probably best known as a NASA astronaut having logged over 700 hours in space including more than ten million miles in orbit. She completed two space missions for NASA, mission STS-90 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia and mission STS-130 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. She has conducted biomedical research about the effects of microgravity on the nervous system and helped to build the International Space Station. Her efforts here on earth include advancing knowledge about space travel, aerospace engineering, biomedicine and robotics across STEM disciplines.

    The event is free, but registration is required. Register today!

    Location: The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), University of Maryland, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building II/Ballroom, Rockville, MD 20850

    Maryland's Global Partnership Lunch at RSA

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    Join us for a casual lunch bringing together the Maryland community attending RSA. Discover new business development opportunities and ways to get involved with the NIST Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The CyberMaryland @ RSA Global Partnership Lunch will take place on March 1 from 11:30AM - 1:30PM at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA.

    Click here to find out more about the event.

    NCCoE Speaker Series: Chris Inglis

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Please join us for the first talk in the NCCoE Speaker Series. Chris Inglis, a venture partner at the Paladin Capital Group, previously deputy director of the National Security Agency, will address, “Security in a Cyber World.”

    Wednesday,  January 14, 2015
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    The Universities at Shady Grove (USG)
    University of Maryland
    9630 Gudelsky Drive
    Building II / Ballroom
    Rockville, MD 20850

    For more information and to register, visit the Tech Council of Maryland.

    About the NCCoE Speaker Series

    The NCCoE Speaker Series showcases global thought-leaders to highlight critical cybersecurity issues of national importance. The talks take place in Maryland in an informal and interactive environment and address cybersecurity in various industry sectors. The Speaker Series is hosted by NCCoE, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, and Montgomery County in collaboration with the Tech Council of Maryland.

    NCCoE Speaker Series: Cybersecurity in Retail

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Recent, well-publicized cybersecurity incidents within the retail space has impacted the industry—weakening consumer confidence, eroding privacy, and damaging businesses’ brand and reputation. As the holiday season approaches, increasing cybersecurity at the point of sale and for payment technologies has become a critical priority for consumer-facing businesses. Join us for a lively discussion on the trends and challenges to improving cybersecurity in the retail industry.

    Registration is free and required. 

    Details

    Time: 10:30 am - Noon

    Agenda and Speakers:

    • 10:45 am - 11:15 am: Troy Leach, CTO, PCI Security Standards Council
    • 11:15 am to Noon: Panel Discussion with Nicholas Ahrens, VP Privacy and Cybersecurity, Retail Industry Leaders Association; John Carlson, Chief of Staff for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC); Tom Litchford, VP of Retail Technology, National Retail Federation (NRF). Moderated by Donna Dodson, Director, NCCoE and Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, NIST.

    Location: The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), University of Maryland, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building II/Ballroom, Rockville, MD 20850

    For Students! As part of our efforts to support cybersecurity education, we are hosting a Coffee and Conversations for current students before the event program starts. From 9:30 am - 10:30 am, students can participate in an intimate conversation with Troy Leach on his career experiences, highlights, and challenges. RSVP today!

    NCCoE Speaker Series: Janet Levesque with RSA

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    The NCCoE Speaker Series features nationally known thought leaders addressing issues in cybersecurity. These talks are suitable for anyone with an interest in cybersecurity. Sponsored by the NCCoE and the Maryland and Montgomery County Departments of Economic Development. Bring your business cards and plan to share them! We've included time for networking.

    Janet Levesque, Chief Information Security Officer at RSA, will discuss how traditional security models are failing. While the idea of a shift from prevention to detection has gained traction, most current approaches to detection rely heavily on the same techniques that have rendered preventative tools ineffective. The ultimate goal - disrupting and stopping attacks - has continued to elude security experts. The next stage in the industry's evolution is to move to a stance of "dynamic defense," which combines the ability to detect an attack and fully understand its scope and potential impact on the business, and then use the information to disrupt the attack before adversaries can accomplish their goals.

    This event costs $45, to cover lunch and refreshments. Register today to save your spot.

    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Program Outline:
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration & Networking
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch, Program, Q&A
    1:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Wrap-Up Networking
     
    The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) University of Maryland 
    9630 Gudelsky Drive Building II, Ballroom 
    Rockville, MD 20850