Mission 2011
Improve Cyberspace Security

Hear experts from government and industry discuss a more deliberate and effective national cybersecurity strategy in this seminar sponsored by Federal Computer Week and Cisco.

Mission 2011: Improve Cyberspace Security

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Event Overview

Create Cybersecurity Awareness for Citizens, Consumers, and Classrooms

Today, it is essential for U.S. government officials and educational institutions to stimulate an urgent, practical, and national emphasis on cybersecurity skills, awareness, and training. How can public sector institutions focus on ways to help citizens of all ages and businesses of all sizes to improve our national cybersecurity posture?

Register for this half-day seminar, offered at no cost to government and industry professionals, and join the dialogue on October 21 at the Rotunda, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.

At this seminar, recognized leaders dedicated to raising national awareness of cybersecurity threats will address how specific initiatives can bring about cultural change and proactive thinking. These initiatives will result in a more deliberate and collective national cyber defense strategy for citizens and businesses.


Seminar sessions will focus on:

  • Understanding cybersecurity adversaries
  • The role of government in making cyber progress
  • Programs that empower students, citizens, and educators
  • Ways to use network capabilities to help build security into government operations

Who Should Attend

U.S. government professionals focused on:

  • Information security
  • Technology evaluation, acquisition, and implementation
  • Human capital management and training
  • Executive and program management


Session Agenda

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Patrick Finn, Vice President, U.S. Federal Organization, Cisco.

8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Session 1: Opening Keynote - Addressing the Adversaries - Reality, Scope, and Strategies

  • Special Agent (Retired) Jim Christy
    Director, Futures Exploration, Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

10 - 11 a.m.

Session 2: The Role of Government in Making Cyber Progress - Empowering Students, Citizens, and Educators

  • Paul Brubaker (Moderator)
    Director, Public Sector Consulting Group, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group
  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance
  • Alan Carswell, Chair, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Department, University of Maryland University College Graduate School of Management and Technology
  • Amit Yoran, Chief Executive Officer, NetWitness, and former Director, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security

11: 00 - 11:45 a.m.

Session 3: Building Security into Government Operations - Use the Network

  • Patrick Peterson, Research Fellow and Chief Security Researcher, Cisco

11:45 a.m.

Wrap-up, Q&A, and Closing Remarks

  • Patrick Finn, Vice President, U.S. Federal Organization, Cisco

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