Washington, D.C. - March 21, 2024

March 21, 2024

The National Technology Security Coalition is delighted to announce the Mid-Atlantic Regional Roundtable in Washington, D.C. on March 21st. Hosted by Commonwealth Strategic Partners.

NTSC's CISO Policy Roundtables offer a unique platform, bringing together esteemed senior technology security executives in an intimate and exclusive setting. Attendees will delve into conversations centered around the latest trends in national cybersecurity policy.

Fortifying the Frontline: Progress and Challenges in Implementing the National Cybersecurity Strategy

Nick Leiserson, Assistant National Cyber Director for Cyber Policy & Program, Office of the National Cyber Director

In a digital age where cybersecurity threats are evolving rapidly, the role of the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) in implementing a robust national cybersecurity strategy is pivotal. This session, led by Assistant National Cyber Director Nicholas Leiserson, will provide an update on the National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan including an overview of the key policies developed and their implementation status, focusing on the public-private partnerships, critical infrastructure protection and cyber workforce development.

Assistant Director Leiserson will also discuss the role of ONCD in fostering collaboration between various federal agencies to ensure a unified and comprehensive approach to national cybersecurity as well as ONCD's continuing efforts to ensure international cooperation to combat cyber threats while sharing best practices.

Addressing Global Challenges in Software Supply Chain Security

Michael Scovetta, Principal Security PM Manager, Microsoft Corporation, & Saša Zdjelar, Chief Trust Officer, ReversingLabs

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, software supply chain security has emerged as a critical concern for organizations worldwide. High-profile breaches have highlighted the vulnerabilities that exist within the software supply chains, from third-party risks to open-source software dependencies, and the unique challenges these pose in a global context.

During this session, we will examine the strategies and best practices for mitigating these risks. This includes exploring the role of government regulations and international standards, the implementation of secure software development lifecycles (SSDLC), developing a culture of security awareness, the importance of continuous monitoring and end-to-end security measures. Finally, we will address the complexities of coordinating security efforts across diverse geographical locations and regulatory environments.

Our special guest speakers are Michael Scovetta, Principal Security PM Manager at Microsoft. Michael leads a team that allows Microsoft to use open-source software safely and Saša Zdjelar, Chief Trust Officer at Reversing Labs, which recently announced the release of a new supply chain security solution powered by AI. Together, Michael and Saša will explore the key issues with software supply chain security and what the industry can do to address this ever-increasing security concern.

Fireside Chat: Navigating the Convergence of Privacy, AI, and Cybersecurity in Today's Regulatory Landscape

Cristin Flynn Goodwin, Founder, Advancing Cyber & Advanced Cyber Law, & Emilian Papadopoulos, President, Good Harbor Security Risk Management

During this session we will explore the evolving regulatory environment that governs the intersection of privacy, artificial intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity. As these domains increasingly intertwine, they present unique challenges and opportunities for businesses, policymakers, and individuals alike. We will explore the critical balance between innovation and regulation, examining how new cybersecurity regulations from the SEC and various emerging AI governance frameworks globally are influencing the development and deployment of AI technologies, while ensuring the protection of individual privacy. The conversation will also address the escalating concerns around cybersecurity, especially in the context of AI-enhanced threats.

Join us as our special guest speakers Cristin Flynn Goodwin, Founder, Advancing Cyber and Advanced Cyber Law and former GM and Associate General Counsel of cybersecurity at Microsoft, and Emilian Papadopoulos, President of Good Harbor Security Risk Management and former Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Master of Science in Foreign Service shed some light on the complex interplay between advancing technology and the need for robust, yet flexible regulatory frameworks.

Interested in attending?

An invitation-only event for CISOs and senior cybersecurity policy stakeholders, the NTSC Mid-Atlantic 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. If you are a CISO or senior technology security executive interested in attending, click the link below to register.