Atlanta, GA

September 28, 2023

August 14, 2023

The cybersecurity landscape is undergoing rapid evolution, and with it, the need for robust strategies and plans to secure our nation's critical infrastructures has never been greater. The National Technology Security Coalition is delighted to host the Southeast Regional in Atlanta, GA on September 28th. We invite you to join us for three insightful sessions focused on different aspects of the advancing cybersecurity landscape.

"Navigating the Future of Cybersecurity: Unveiling the Strategic Initiatives of CISA"

Elke Sobieraj, Associate Chief of Policy, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

The cybersecurity landscape is undergoing rapid evolution, and with it, the need for robust strategies and plans to secure our nation's critical infrastructures has never been greater. In this insightful presentation, Elke Sobieraj, Associate Chief of Policy at CISA, delves deep into three pivotal frameworks that shape the U.S. cybersecurity ecosystem:

  • The National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan: Ms. Sobieraj will unpack the key components of this strategy, detailing how it serves as a roadmap for enhancing the resilience and security of our national cyberspace.
  • The National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy: Addressing the critical need for skilled cybersecurity professionals, Ms. Sobieraj will discuss how this strategy seeks to cultivate, nurture, and grow a diverse and capable cyber workforce. The focus will be on how it bridges the skills gap, ensures sustainable growth, and promotes continuous learning.
  • CISA's Strategic Plan: As the leading federal agency dedicated to protecting and strengthening the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure, CISA's strategic vision and goals are paramount. Ms. Sobieraj will outline CISA's forward-looking initiatives, shedding light on how the agency intends to collaborate with stakeholders, foster innovation, and stay ahead of emerging threats.

Join us for an enlightening session as we navigate the future of cybersecurity, gain a comprehensive understanding of these strategic blueprints, and learn about CISA's unwavering commitment to safeguarding the nation.

"Challenges of Supply Chain Security and the "Secure by Design" Initiative"

Marene Allison, NTSC Special Advisor & William Bartholomew, Security Strategy Director, Global Cybersecurity Public Policy Team, Microsoft Corporation

The landscape of cyber threats is continually evolving, placing increasing demands on businesses to ensure the security of their products, services, and supply chains. One of the key domains where these challenges are felt most acutely is in supply chain security. This panel discussion, featuring esteemed Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), will delve deep into the challenges and opportunities presented by the efforts to secure supply chains, with a focus on the "Secure by Design" initiative put forth by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Key topics of discussion will include:

  • Understanding the Landscape: A look into the current threats targeting supply chains and the significance of a robust security posture in the age of interconnected commerce
  • Evolving Challenges: Addressing the complexity and diversity of suppliers, the difficulty in ensuring the security of third-party components, and the ramifications of an ever-growing, global supply chain network.
  • Secure by Design: Exploring CISA's "Secure by Design" initiative — its objectives, benefits, and potential pitfalls. How can businesses adopt a proactive stance and incorporate security from the initial stages of product or service design?
  • Best Practices: Sharing tried and tested methods, tools, and strategies for securing supply chains. What are the success stories and lessons learned from the trenches?
  • The Future of Supply Chain Security: Predictions and recommendations for the future. How will new technologies like AI, IoT, and blockchain affect supply chain security? What are the anticipated challenges and how can they be mitigated?

"Navigating the New Normal for CISOs in a Rapidly Evolving Regulatory Landscape"

Michael Piacente, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Hitch Partners and Roy E. Hadley Jr., Counsel & HBCU Team Leader, Adams & Reese, LLC.

In this critical session we will delve into the mounting complexities that Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) face amidst a rapidly changing regulatory environment. The escalating spate of data breaches and cyber threats has led to an unprecedented evolution in global regulations. The role of the CISO has become more intricate as they grapple with ensuring both organizational resilience and compliance. This discussion will provide a comprehensive understanding of the current challenges, providing strategic guidance on interpreting, adapting to, and implementing new security protocols compliant with recent regulatory developments.

Michael Piacente, Managing Partner & Co-founder of Hitch Partners will lead this discussion on the current regulatory environment and how CISOs should be responding to the recent announcements from the SEC and other regulatory agencies.

Interested in attending?

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the NTSC Southeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable serves as part of our mission to provide a platform for CISOs to discuss and advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory cybersecurity policies.