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New Trust Frameworks for Secure Information Sharing

WCR hosted an illuminating roundtable with Tom Moran, Executive Director of the All Hazards Consortium (AHC) and Keith Ward and Shauna Russell of the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP). Our panelists discussed the AHC’s efforts to create public-private trust frameworks to support information sharing, opportunities for industry to get involved in innovative test cases, and the Consortium’s secure information sharing initiative case study with TSCP.

Cyber Risk Management: CDM/SCRM and Cyber Insurance

The Washington Cyber Roundtable hosted our first panel discussion featuring Emile Monette, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Acquisition Advisor, Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation Program, DHS; Carter Schoenberg, President, Hemisphere Cyber Security and Felicia Thorpe, Risk Consultant, Ahtins. During the collaborative discussion, our speakers shed light on continuous diagnostics and mitigation program (CDM) and supply chain risk management (SCRM) and how both topics are related to the emerging industry of cyber insurance.

Challenges in the Internet of Things

WCR hosted Dr. Peter M. Fonash, Professor and Associate Director of Cybersecurity Program at George Mason University, for a roundtable event with industry. Until this past January, Dr. Fonash served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Communications Office. Dr. Fonash and attendees discussed how cybersecurity practices must evolve as society shifts from enterprise systems to the Internet of Things (IOT).

​Security Engineering in Complex Systems

Mr. Ron Ross, Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), discussed his latest publication, Systems Security Engineering Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems (NIST SP 800-160). He addressed how the complexities and redundancies in cyber are making security efforts a challenge and what the government, with NIST's guidance, is considering to address those challenges.

Supporting the Warfighter in Cybersecurity 

Mr. Anthony Montemarano, Executive Deputy Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), presented to WCR's members in a roundtable event. Mr. Montemarano discussed the agency's role in working with industry to strengthen support for the warfighter through cyber. He addressed the role of data management and the challenges of protecting classified information and making the defense systems secure while functioning at a high capacity. 

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