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Key Government Executives to Speak at Symantec Government Symposium


Cyber experts from federal civilian, defense, intelligence and state/local agencies to discuss the need to redefine how government approaches security

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the recent release of the National Cyber Strategy, the issue of security remains near the top of the administration’s agenda. Delivering against four distinct pillars, the National Cyber Strategy provides a path forward to secure networks, information and critical infrastructure, while promoting prosperity, preserving peace and advancing America’s influence.

On October 30, cyber security leaders from federal, state and local agencies will convene in Washington DC at the Symantec Government Symposium to engage in interactive discussions about the need to redefine how government approaches cyber security. Sessions will focus on topics such as ransomware, integrated cyber defenses, modernization, cloud, IoT, election security, threat isolation, the cyber workforce of the future and the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.

Key speakers include:

  • William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Suzette Kent [pending approval], U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget
  • Ed Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Department of Defense

Additional featured speakers include:

  • Cheri Caddy, Director, Enduring Security Framework, National Security Administration
  • Neil Carmichael, Jr., Director, Insider Threat Program, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Kevin Cox [pending approval], CDM Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security
  • Robert Hembrook, Director, Cyber Security Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Thomas Hicks, Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
  • Wanda Jones-Heath, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Air Force
  • Lauren Knausenberger, Director, Cyberspace Innovation, U.S. Air Force
  • Katerina Megas, Program Manager for Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Robert O'Connor, Chief Information Security Officer, Maricopa County
  • Maria Roat, Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration
  • Francisco Salguero, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Agriculture
  • Ben Spear, Director, Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center
  • Rod Turk, Acting Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce
  • Randy Vickers, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. House of Representatives

Symantec Government Symposium

October 30, 2018
7:30 am-2:35 pm

Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

To view the complete conference agenda, please visit the event webpage.

If you are interested in attending as a media representative, please contact A.J. Guenther at (571) 323-2585, ext. 2130 or

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A.J. Guenther, 571-323-2585, ext. 2130

Source: Symantec