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IT and Tech Networking Group: Panel Discussion on Cybersecurity
April 10, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Format: This panel provides a brief opportunity for three panelists to share their perspective on the emerging trends in cybersecurity. Each panelist will then have an opportunity to comment on the ideas mentioned, and then we will open the floor to questions.
Moderator Kristin Lord, Ph.D., Vice President, Director of Studies, Center for National Security. Dr. Lord led a team of national cybersecurity policy analysts who published the study: America’s Cyber Future: Security and Prosperity in the Information Age. Prior to joining CNAS, Dr. Lord served as a Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution and Associate Dean for Strategy, Research and External Relations at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University and her B.A., magna cum laude, in International Studies from American University.
Neill Sciarrone, Vice President, BAE Systems. Ms. Sciarrone was appointed by President Bush to serve as the White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Policy. During her tenure she assisted in developing the Presidential Directive on Cyber. From 2005 to 2007 she served as the Director of Protection and Information Sharing Policy and the Director of Critical Infrastrcuture Protection at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to that position, she served as Director of Legislative Affairs for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection at DHS, served in the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office at the Department of Commerce and worked in the public affairs industry for Edelman Public Relations and the Stevens Reed Curcio & Company. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
Dave Manning, Vice President, Applied Security. Mr. Manning’s practical perspective on cyber is based on his experience leading Applied Security’s Proactive Security Division, serving as a technical product engineer at Applied Security, and a Program Manager at SAIC. He attended UVA to obtain both his B.S. in Environmental Sciences and M.A. in Management of Information Technology (MIT).
John Osterholz, Vice President, Cyber Operations, CSC. Mr. Osterholz formerly served as the chair of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), Director of Architecture and Interoperability at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Deputy Director, Integrated Planning and Assessment, for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Mr. Osterholz holds a B.A. in physics from Rutgers University, an M.A. in Information Systems from George Washington University and has participated in graduate education programs at The Wharton School of Business, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and University of Oxford’s Said Business School.
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