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Cyber Resilience Summit: Securing Systems inside the Perimeter

March 21, 2017




Topic: Improving System Development and Sustainment Outcomes with Software Quality and Risk Measurement Standards


Hosted by: Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) in cooperation with Object Management Group (OMG) and IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)


Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 8:00am – 12:30pm


Location: Hyatt Reston Town Center, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA 20190


RSVP: The event is sold out! To inquire about future events, contact Tracie Berardi or 781-444-1132 Ext 149



As the journey to secure our nation’s IT cyber infrastructure gains momentum, it is important to apply proven standards and methodologies that reduce risk and help us meet objectives for acquiring, developing and sustaining secure and reliable software-intensive systems. The theme of our upcoming Cyber Resilience Summit is Securing Systems inside the Perimeter. Defending the network is NOT enough. The most damaging of system failures and security breaches are caused by vulnerabilities lurking inside the network at the application layer.


The discussion will focus on meeting assurance-driven objectives, digital transformation, and cyber risk measurement at scale. We’ll discuss risk-managed evolution and practical application of systems engineering to support cloud readiness, big data, technical debt control and risk management of complex mission, C2, weapon and citizen-facing systems.


This very important topic has drawn a large crowd! 300 attendees have registered from the White House, OMB, DoD, DHS, NSA and several Federal agencies.






7:45am Registration Desk and Refreshments
8:00am Welcome to the Cyber Resilience Summit
– Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
– John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)
– Marc Jones, Director of Public Sector Outreach, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
– Don Davidson, Chief, Lifecycle Risk Management & Cybersecurity/Acquisition, U.S. Department of Defense
8:20am Keynote: What’s Holding Us Back? – Maj Gen Dale Meyerrose (Download presentation PDF)
Dr. Dale Meyerrose, Major General, U.S. Air Force retired, was the first President appointed, Senate-confirmed chief information officer and information sharing executive for the U.S. Intelligence Community.
8:50am Advances in Measuring the Security and Architectural Integrity of Mission-Critical Systems (Download presentation PDF)
Dr. Bill Curtis, Executive Director, Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
9:20am Modernizing and Securing Legacy IT Systems
A review of the Presidential Executive Order for Cyber Security and Modernizing Government Technology Act (Meeting Handout)
Lead: John Weiler, Vice Chair, IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC)

– Dr. Mitch Crosswait, Deputy Director, Net Centric and Missile Defense Systems, Operational Test and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Defense
– Dr. J. Brian Hall, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation
– Dave Epperson, CIO of NPPD, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
– Jason Hess, Chief, Cloud Security, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
– David McKeown, GS-15, CISSP, Chief, Cyber Security Center, Joint Service Provider, DISA
– Tony Davis, Acting Command Acquisition Executive, USCYBERCOM
10:00am Refreshment Break
10:15am Remarks from Dr. Ben Calloni, co-chair of the OMG’s Systems Assurance Task Force
10:30am Titans of Cyber: Critical Insights from the Front Lines of the Cyber Risk Management Battle

Lead: Don Davidson, Chief, Lifecycle Risk Management & Cybersecurity Acquisition, U.S. Department of Defense


Titans of Cyber speakers:

– Sonny Bhagowalia, CIO, U.S. Department of the Treasury
– Dr. Ray Letteer, Chief, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Marine Corps
– Dr. Ron Ross, Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
– Rod Turk, Acting CIO, U.S. Department of Commerce
– Danny Toler, Deputy Assistant Secretary, CS&C, NPPD, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (US CERT website)

11:30am Use Case: Putting CISQ Standards into Action at Agile Speed
Barry Snyder, DevOps Manager, AD&M Development Services, Fannie Mae
12:00pm The Value of Security Benchmarks and Controls (Download presentation PDF)
Curtis Dukes, Executive Vice President, Center for Internet Security
12:30pm Closing Remarks











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