June 11

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The shift to cloud-first and remote working has had its watershed moment, and the government workforce is no exception. Keeping remote workers secure outside the traditional network perimeter requires the network to follow the user and their multiple devices anywhere, anytime. Fortunately, innovative new solutions are available that move network security to the cloud, so users and devices are protected regardless of their location. 

On June 11, Government Technology is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss this new approach to security that allows agencies to focus less on data breaches and advanced threats and more on adjusting to our new normal. You don’t want to miss this timely webcast where you will also learn:

  • How the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) used this approach to secure a remote workforce and keep services running to its 650,000 customers in the Sacramento County area
  • Why the defacto remote work from home solution, traditional VPN, heightens security risks
  • How government agencies can most effectively deliver advanced threat and breach detection 


Stephen Clemons

Stephen Clemons

CIO, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District

Stephen Clemons joined SMUD as Chief Information Officer in 2017, bringing with him over 20 years of information technology experience.

As a member of the executive team, Steve’s responsibilities include all aspects of information technology at SMUD including infrastructure and security. IT at SMUD is a complex environment that underpins all operations of the utility including power generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to the customer.

His previous employment includes roles as a Senior Director for Product Management at Qualcomm in San Diego, Chief Information Officer for the San Diego County Office of Education from 2007 to 2014, Information Technology Director for the County of San Diego, and Chief Enterprise Architect for the State of California’s Office of the CIO.

Paul Martini

Paul Martini

CEO, iboss

Paul Martini is the CEO, co-founder and chief architect of iboss, where he pioneered the award-winning iboss platform. Prior to founding iboss, Paul developed a wide-variety of complex security and technology solutions for clients such as Phogenix, the U.S. Navy, and Hewlett Packard. He was also a key contributor at Copper Mountain Networks working on designing and implementing FPGAs and broadband network infrastructure used by Telcos to build the cloud. His work at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) involved building distributed real-time systems for companies such as Rolls Royce. Copper Mountain and SAIC both launched successful IPOs. Paul has been recognized for his leadership and innovation, receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award and being named one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. He holds a Computer Science Degree from the University of California, and has had his work published in many scientific journals, including the Journal of Foundations in Computer Science and the Journal of Analytical Biochemistry.

David Batty

David Batty

Solutions Architect, FireEye

With over 20 years of experience in the cyber security space both on the vendor and customer side, David brings his technical prowess and proven field experience to the FireEye organization. He globally supports the systems engineering and product management organizations with focus on strategic and major accounts. In addition to providing technical expertise to several teams, he also drives our platform development to ensure an effective and efficient experience for cyber security professionals. He has been a champion for our customers as the technical security landscape has changed and thus has helped to formulate the FireEye network product strategy. David’s experience and proven track record has been instrumental as the FireEye technical expert to prove and secure major wins with the joint iboss+FireEye Cloud Network Security solution.

Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Mark Weatherford is a globally recognized information security professional with experience at some of the world’s largest public and private sector organizations. He was appointed as the first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at DHS in the Obama Administration and was Chief Information Security Officer for both the state of Colorado, and in California under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the energy industry, he was VP & Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation where he worked daily with Congress and electric utilities across North America on cybersecurity standards, regulations, and policy issues. He also served as a Principal at The Chertoff Group and was VP & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour. Most recently, he was the VP & Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, the world’s largest on-line travel business, with offices and employees in almost every country in the world and whose major companies include Booking, Priceline, Kayak, OpenTable and Agoda.