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Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Avenue Washington , District of Columbia 20009
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SANS DHS Continuous Diagnostics And Mitigation Award Workshopt


SANS DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Award Workshop
    August 1, 2014
    Washington Hilton
    1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20009 US

This SANS CDM event provides government security managers the opportunity to get the latest status on the DHS Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigiation program and to learn how the early adopters in government are using CDM to increase security, reduce the cost of FISMA compliance and deliver more secure services to the citizen. Featuring SANS experts (e.g., John Pescatore, Tony Sager, Alan Paller). on continuous monitoring, the Critical Security Controls and other similar initiatives, the workshop will also connect attendees with solution providers, system integrators, Continuous Monitoring as a Service providers as well as some of key players in the overall program including DHS and government CISOs. The workshop will bring continued awareness of this important program, provide thought leadership around cybersecurity risks, showcase key solution capabilities/customer success stories and provide connections with interested potential customers.


    Opening plus Keynote: John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends in conjunction with Federal Government Representative

    CDM Update- Representative from the CDM Program will discuss the Latest Status, Progress to Date, Mechanics of the Program and Future Roadmap

    CDM End User Panel- Hear real-world CDM experiences from federal and state users of security products through the CDM Program

    CDM Solution Provider Panel moderated by Tony Sager- Hear the detailed stories behind the customer case studies and solutions at work within the first phase of the CDM Program. Major areas of scope include:
        Hardware/software Asset Management
        Vulnerability Management
        Endpoint Sensors
    Lunch Networking Reception

    Interview with a Federal CISO - Alan Paller

    CDM Solution Provider Panel 2- Hear about the solutions (and customer cast studies where possible) included within the scope of the CDM Program, Phase 2. These include:
        Account and Privilege Management
        Access Control Management
        Ports/Protocols/Services for Infrastructure Devices
    Closing- SANS guidance for government attendees on how to take advantage of the CDM program to increase the level of their agency's security and decrease the time spent on certification/accreditation, FISMA reporting and other efforts that detract from the true mission of raising the bar to attackers.

This event is FREE to all Government personnel with Discount Code GOV01. The fee is $995 for non- Government.

(Note: To enable the Discount Code, enter GOV01 in the Registration Discount Code block. Pick Check as Payment Method, then click Review Order. $0 fees will be reflected.)

***The SANS DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Award Workshop - PART II is a vendor sponsored event. Your contact information will be shared with the sponsoring vendors.***

Alan Paller: Alan Paller founded SANS, a college and professional cybersecurity training school that has trained more than 145,000 cybersecurity technologists in 72 countries. He oversees the Internet Storm Center, the annual identification of the "Seven Most Dangerous New Attack Vectors" and a global program that identifies and celebrates people responsible for remarkable improvement in cyber risk reduction. He has testified before the US Senate and House and was an initial member of the President's National Infrastructure Assurance Council. He was chosen by OMB and the Federal CIO Council as the 2005 Azimuth Award winner, a lifetime achievement award recognizing outstanding service of a non-government person to improving federal information technology. In 2010, the Washington Post named him one of seven people "worth knowing, or knowing about" in cyber security. He co-chairs the Secretary of Homeland Security's Task Force on CyberSkills, and serves on the FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council and on the NASA Advisory Council. Earlier in his career Alan helped build one of the first major software companies, took it public, and merged it into a larger company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. His degrees are from Cornell University and the Massachusetts institute of Technology.

John Pescatore: John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013. He has 35 years experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining the SANS Institute, Mr. Pescatore was Gartner's lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Pescatore was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and Public Key Infrastructures. Prior to that, Mr. Pescatore spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and is a NSA Certified Cryptologic Engineer. He is also an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

Tony Sager: Tony Sager is the Chief Technologist and a founding member of the Council on CyberSecurity - an independent, international, non-profit organization whose mission is to identify, validate and sustain best practices in cybersecurity by people, in the application of technology, and in the use of policy. He leads the development of the Top 20 Critical Security Controls, a world-wide volunteer consensus activity to find and support technical practices that stop the vast majority of attacks seen today. Tony also serves as the Director of the SANS Innovation Center, a subsidiary of The SANS Institute.

SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations - Seth Misenar
SEC301: Intro to Information Security - Fred Kerby
SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls - In-Depth - Kevin Fiscus
DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Award (CDM) Workshop     

- Receive a discount of up to $400 for any 4-6 day course paid for by Wednesday, June 25, 2014
- Receive a discount of up to $250 for any 4-6 day course paid for by Wednesday, July 9, 2014
- No refunds available after Thursday, August 7, 2014.




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