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Multi-Cloud, Zero Trust: Three GDIT Experts Discuss Cyber Strategy at Billington Cybersecurity Summit

September 29th, 2021

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Joining Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Federal Chief Information Security Officer Chris De Rusha, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency lead Jen Easterly and White House National Cyber Director__ Chris Inglis__, three GDIT experts will participate in the upcoming 12th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit. These GDIT leaders will shape important discussions on developing a Cyber National Strategy for the speed of the mission. The annual event, held virtually on October 6-8 this year, is a premier gathering of government, industry and academia and is designed to address the nation’s most pressing cyber needs.

Matthew McFadden, GDIT Vice President and Cyber Center of Excellence lead, will join counterparts from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Department of Education on a panel focused on how to develop, build, and execute a Zero Trust Strategy. The group is expected to discuss everything from key policy considerations to workforce planning that enables effective cybersecurity and productive workflows.

Patrick Ruhe, GDIT’s Defense Cloud Capability Lead will share the stage with the FedRAMP Acting Director and industry peers to discuss security interoperability in multi-cloud environments. The group will draw on their experiences to talk about how to securely leverage public and private clouds, and the implications of organizations moving to multi-cloud models.

Patrick Barry, GDIT Executive and Senior Director, will moderate a main session panel titled, “Cyber in the Warfighting Domain.” This session convenes U.S. Army and Coast Guard Cyber Command Leads and industry experts for an in-depth look at the U.S. Department of Defense’s “defend forward” effort and its role in cybersecurity as well as the potential impacts of this effort on the private sector. The group will also discuss the need for shared responsibilities between the private and public sectors in planning and managing defend forward efforts and their outcomes.

Registration for this important, perennially well attended event is still open and the full agenda is accessible here.

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