Government Security Leaders Participate in Panel Discussion at RSA Conference 2012

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Government CISOs will share their strategies on how to effectively secure information resources in the face of increasingly limited budgets, new threats and mandates.

WHAT: W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2, will moderate a detailed discussion with front-line government security leaders at RSA Conference 2012 entitled: “Good Security on a Government Budget? Government CISOs Do More with Less.”

WHY: Trying to secure government assets and infrastructure against increasing threats when budgets are being cut and hiring freezes put in place is one of the biggest challenges facing government security officers today. However, by establishing key relationships, planning for change, maturing and documenting processes and evolving the way they manage security initiatives, many CISOs are using this challenge as an opportunity to be more efficient and effective in their security efforts. In this 70-minute panel discussion, four government CISOs will detail the strategies and best practices that are enabling them to do more with less, comply with new regulations and successfully safeguard organizational information against increasingly complex threats.


Moderator: W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, Executive Director of (ISC)2 and former CIO of the U.S. Department of the Interior


  •     Patrick D. Howard, CISSP, CISM, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  •     Matthew McCormack, CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
  •     Brent Conran, CISSP, CISM, CISA, Global Chief Security Officer for McAfee and Former Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. House of Representatives
  •     Christopher Ipsen, CISO, State of Nevada

WHEN:     February 28, 2012, at 1:10 p.m.

WHERE:     RSA Conference 2012
The Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Room: 130


Interviews will be available with W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2, or any of the four panelists. To schedule an in-person or phone interview, please contact Courtney Jewell Beveridge at 703.618.8205 or cbeveridge(at)extensiongroup(dot)com.


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