Where Does the Federal Government Fit into Cybersecurity?
While the Biden administration has taken a firm stance on cybersecurity in its recent executive order, it provided little direction on how the government intends to prevent or punish cybercrimes. Questions remain as to what the government’s role should be. Should a federal body be established to investigate cyberattacks? Based on the scale of recent ransomware incidents, calls for such oversight are growing louder. Should companies be obligated to turn over data for access to foreign markets?
In a keynote briefing, Jen Easterly, the new director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, will detail her vision for how stakeholders — including the government and the private sector — could work together to defend against threats.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will also deliver a keynote session sure to shed some light on the role the government expects to play in protecting against hackers and other cybercriminals.
Big Data Must Confront Its Security Concerns
The vulnerability of the Big Data stack is another topic being highlighted at this year’s event. Complexity is the enemy of security, and Big Data is nothing if not complex. Add to that the need to process data and implement technologies quickly, and security frequently can't keep up.
Victor Marchetto, senior field solution architect at CDW, will be on hand with an on-demand session offering recommendations for how to add proactive security to improve your security strategy. His session will cover Red Team and Purple Team security assessments and discuss how they fit into an overall security strategy.
Securing Software on a Massive Scale
Big Data stacks aren’t the only potentially vulnerable asset in the cloud. Open-source software is essential to many large organizations and represents a wide attack surface.
Some IT leaders worry that attackers may be ahead in developing ways to discover vulnerabilities on a larger scale, which makes it crucial to shore up infrastructure security across industries and borders.