On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order to improve the nation's cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. In the order, it stated "Recent cybersecurity incidents such as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and the Colonial Pipeline incident are a sobering reminder that U.S. public and private sector entities increasingly face sophisticated malicious cyber activity from both nation-state actors and cyber criminals. These incidents share commonalities, including insufficient cybersecurity defenses that leave public and private sector entities more vulnerable to incidents."

Two key areas of focus from the Executive Order mandate U.S. federal agencies to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) and encryption for data at rest and in motion. This session will provide a summary of this mandate and what progress we are seeing 90 days later—if any.

Attendees are eligible to receive 2 CPE credits.

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Speakers
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Robert Bigman
Former CISO, CIA
Moderator
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Bruce Sussman
Director of Media & Content, Podcast Host, SecureWorld

Emmy-winning journalist Bruce Sussman spent more than 20 years on TV screens in Portland, Oregon. During his "second career," he became fascinated by cybersecurity while working with CISOs at Gartner. He joined SecureWorld in 2017 to help grow its media division. Currently, he hosts the Remote Sessions daily web conference series and SecureWorld podcast published each Tuesday, and oversees news content for secureworldexpo.com. Sussman graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism back in the dark ages. Message him on LinkedIn if you'd like to connect!