WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services, will host a half-day conference about the “Shift in Security: What Does CDM Mean for Reducing Enterprise Risk?” on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at The Ritz Carlton in McLean, Virginia. Designed to bring together top minds and seasoned cybersecurity experts from both government and industry, The Chertoff Group will present the benefits and barriers to successfully implementing a Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) plan and the long-term vision for how this type of risk management strategy can help identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities to enable remediation and reduce overall risk.
“Shift in Security: What Does CDM Mean for Reducing Enterprise Risk?”
Presented as part of a new Chertoff Group Security Series, this event will feature a thoughtful and thorough discussion on the value of CDM and its impact for both government and private industry. Agenda highlights and topics for discussion at the event include:
- What is the status of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s CDM program?
- Which federal agencies are early adopters? What benefits are they seeing?
- What technical considerations need to be made as enterprises work to implement a CDM framework?
- To what extent can CDM help agencies go beyond simply responding to problems and actually help anticipate and mitigate future threats?
“We are currently seeing a shift within federal government where agencies and departments are moving from an incredibly time intensive, periodic security audit to a more automated process known as CDM,” said Michael Chertoff, Chairman of The Chertoff Group and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “This event series is intended to identify how the federal government plans to implement CDM, the cultural and technical changes it will require, where lessons can be learned across the public and private sector, and how we can better connect cybersecurity investments to business operations and the mission at hand.”
In addition to Michael Chertoff, additional speakers include John Streufert, Director of Federal Network Resilience for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is leading the deployment of CDM across unclassified federal civilian agencies; The Honorable Jane Holl Lute, former DHS Deputy Secretary and CEO of the Council on Cybersecurity; Julie Taylor, Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity Solutions at Leidos, formerly part of SAIC and recently awarded a prime contract by DHS to implement CDM; Richard Spires, former DHS Chief Information Officer; Rich Baich, Chief Information Security Officer for Wells Fargo & Company; Mark Weatherford, Principal of The Chertoff Group and former Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity within the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate; and many others.
To register and view a complete agenda as well as learn more about the Chertoff Group Security Series, please visit http://www.chertoffgroup.com/securityseries.
About The Chertoff Group
The Chertoff Group is a global security advisory firm that provides consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services for clients in the security, defense and government services industries. With decades of trusted leadership experience across both government and financial services, The Chertoff Group advises clients on how to manage their risk, protect against a broad array of threats and crises, and grow their businesses within a complex national security market. The Chertoff Group and representatives of its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital have advised on multiple M&A transactions totaling more than $4 billion in deal value. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the firm maintains offices in London, New York and San Francisco. For more information about The Chertoff Group, visit www.chertoffgroup.com.