December 3

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How do you know your security control systems are keeping up?

Public sector organizations are at high risk from a variety of threats -- everything from nation-state reconnaissance to data theft and ransomware. The best defense today still requires a combination of powerful tools and up-to-date threat intelligence that goes beyond the endpoint.

On Dec. 3rd at 10am PT/1pm ET, FireEye is joining Government Technology for an information-packed webcast on how the latest advances in threat intelligence can help organizations gain deep insights into the adversaries that should matter most to them right now. Our panel of cyber security experts will discuss:
• Innovative ways to measure cyber security performance across network, email, endpoint and cloud-based security controls
• How to manage the pace of change to systems and applications to ensure security control systems are keeping up
• Strategies to understand and communicate the effectiveness of your cyber security strategy with quantifiable, evidence-based data
• How automated security validation, integrated with the latest threat intelligence and frontline expertise, can validate the health of your infrastructure by testing against relevant threats
• Ways to evaluate your ability to prevent, detect, contain and remediate a ransomware attack


Heath Beach

Heath Beach

Principal, Kaleo Partners

While working for Hillsborough County, Heath Beach was responsible for strategic planning, project management and financial projections, and successfully implemented a multimillion-dollar human resources information system. Heath later worked for the city of Jacksonville as the Assistant Budget Officer overseeing the preparation and monitoring of a $2.2 billion budget that included more than ten departments and five constitutional offices. He also served as the Incident Command System Finance Section Chief during multiple emergency response activations and chaired the General Government Awards Committee responsible for reviewing, awarding, renewing and initiating contracts for the city.

While working for the State of Florida as the Deputy State Chief Information Officer at the Department of Management Services, Heath oversaw the State's data center and MyFloridaNet, the State's private network. He also oversaw Public Safety Communications which includes the Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System, served as Chair of the State E911 Board with continued oversight to move the State to Next Generation 911, and emergency support functions. He was Florida’s Single Point of Contact for the national public safety broadband network known as FirstNet, and he Chaired the FloridaNet Board which assisted the Governor of Florida in his decision to opt-in to FirstNet.

As Principal at Kaleo Partners, Heath provides consulting and advisory services to both company and government leaders to promote innovation, capture new opportunities, and create value at the state and local government level in Florida.

General Earl Matthews

General Earl Matthews

VP of Strategy, Mandiant Security Validation

Major General Earl Matthews USAF (Ret) is an award-winning retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and information management technology. His strengths include his ability to lead large-scale, diverse, global organizations that operate, extend, maintain and defend global networks. He has earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations that resolve complex challenges.

Dan Lohrmann

Dan Lohrmann — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Daniel J. Lohrmann is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker and author. During his distinguished career, he has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Lohrmann led Michigan government’s cybersecurity and technology infrastructure teams from May 2002 to August 2014, including enterprisewide Chief Security Officer (CSO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) roles in Michigan.

He currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor Inc. He is leading the development and implementation of Security Mentor’s industry-leading cyber training, consulting and workshops for end users, managers and executives in the public and private sectors. He has advised senior leaders at the White House, National Governors Association (NGA), National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), federal, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and nonprofit institutions.