Overview

July 28
10AM PT, 1PM ET

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During this four-part Master Class series, you will be joining Government Technology and Tanium to learn how to develop and deploy a future-proof cybersecurity strategy in state and local government. In this third session, Center for Digital Government Senior Fellow Deb Snyder and Tanium CISO Chris Hallenbeck will cover the steps involved in successfully implementing a cybersecurity strategy. Register now for a discussion around critical topics like:

  • The importance of being resilient and adaptive when implementing a cybersecurity strategy
  • The five steps of a capability maturity journey
  • How to prioritize key initiatives and obtain the needed support and resources

Speakers

 

Chris Hallenbeck

CISO for the Americas, Tanium

Chris Hallenbeck is CISO for the Americas at Tanium. Chris provides security leadership and operational insight gained from over 20 years in both public and private sector. Chris came to Tanium after almost 7 years of government service at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). At US-CERT he designed and built their incident response capabilities, and restructured the team's focus toward strategic remediation with a goal of building more resilient organizations. Chris believes that breaking the incident response “Groundhog Day” cycle requires an emphasis on IT hygiene. Prior to joining US-CERT, Chris worked for RSA Security as a security engineer and with AOL/Time Warner on their global incident response team. He started his career as a Unix sys-admin at Binghamton University. When not chasing electrons he prefers to be 20-30 meters under the sea.

 

Deb Snyder — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Deborah is an accomplished C-level influencer, with a broad range of experience in government, policy, cybersecurity, privacy and information technology. An experienced and highly respected thought leader who has held executive roles for over two decades. She recently retired from her position as New York state’s chief information security officer (CISO) after over 35 years of public service.

In that role, as part of New York state’s information technology transformation and consolidation initiative, she helped redesign how the state protects its data. As state CISO, she directed the state’s comprehensive cybersecurity governance, risk management and compliance program, providing strategic leadership and vision, and assuring business-aligned, risk-based investments that maximized business opportunity and minimized cybersecurity risk. She also directed the NYS Cyber Command Center, hotline, procedures for reporting and response to cyberthreats, and digital forensics.

She holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC); SANS Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) Global Information Assurance Certification; and Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP).