Cross Agency Panel to Examine Performance and Cybersecurity in Wake of Heartbleed

GPS2014 Session Looks at Cybersecurity Goals, Measurement, and Performance

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GPS2014

14th annual Government Performance Summit

Organizations continue to struggle to understand cyber risk and how to measure success. The CAP Goals help agencies to focus attention on key areas which will help to make systems more resistant to attack.

Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

The 14th annual Government Performance Summit (GPS2014) is proud to announce Chief Information Security Officers from the Department of Commerce, Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will meet in May to examine where federal agencies stand when it comes to accurately measuring security posture, establishing meaningful performance goals for cybersecurity, and justifying security budgets.

This session comes in the wake of the discovery of one of the most significant cyber vulnerabilities in recent memory —Heartbleed— which compromised the security and integrity of communications across the Internet. In light of these serious and widespread issues, how do Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) understand risk and prioritize remediation? What’s more, how do they go beyond the security and IT realm to communicate urgency to mission leaders and justify investment in cybersecurity? How can the administration’s Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals help Government CISOs to build a more effective cybersecurity program?

These questions and more will be discussed in Washington D.C. on May 6 with:

  •     Rod Turk, Director, Office of Cybersecurity, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
  •     Dave Otto, PMP, MCSE, Branch Chief, Cybersecurity Performance Management, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Network Resilience
  •     Tom DeBiase, Acting Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  •     Christopher Farrow, Chief Information Security Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The panel will bring together for the first time Cyber Chiefs to communicate directly to the front line of government performance and financial management. “At no time has cybersecurity been more in the headlines than it is right now; however, organizations continue to struggle to understand cyber risk and how to measure success. The CAP Goals help agencies to focus attention on key areas which will help to make systems more resistant to attack. But given the dynamic nature of threats the communication of cyber risk and ongoing adapting of defenses must be a consistent effort that spans all levels of leadership,” stated Alma R. Cole, Robbins Gioia’s Vice President of Cybersecurity and GPS2014 panel moderator.

About the 14th annual Government Performance Summit
GPS2014 is presented this year by The Performance Institute (http://www.performanceinstitute.org) and the Association of Government Accountants (https://www.agacgfm.org ). The event brings together professionals who are leading the way in finance and performance within their federal agencies, state and local governments, and commercial organizations. Get more information about GPS2014 by visiting http://www.governmentperformance.org.