During the webinar, speakers discussed the growing role of cloud-based architectures that enable virtual work environments, the Zero Trust principles that can drive security, and the importance of looking beyond current authentication mechanisms as the public sector settles into more remote work environments.
Cloud security expertise
The webinar pulled together a wide range of government agency leaders and industry experts, including:
Grant Schneider, Former Federal CISO, Senior Director for Cybersecurity Services, Venable
Paul Puckett, Director of Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office
Sean Connelly, DHS, CISA
Ross Foard, DHS, CISA
Wendy Nather, Duo Security at Cisco, Head of Advisory CISOs
Rick Piña, Chief Technology Advisor, Public Sector, WWT
Key takeaways from the 40-minute panel discussion included:
How the DoD and federal civilian agencies are rapidly moving towards cloud deployments, some of which have been long planned, while others were sped up due to COVID-19.
How attack surfaces and threats have changed over the last six months, and the types of controls enterprises need to think about and prioritize to address these new threats.
What elements organizations need to consider when it comes to zero trust and executing on it.
What agencies need to think about as technology advances to enable new models for authentication.