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The GreenHouse Group presents...JW's Signature Cyber Conference

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On January 31, 2019 at The George Washington University; The GreenHouse Group LLC will be hosting a cyber privacy event in which speakers will talk about cyber and privacy across DHS, VHA, VA, FDA, USDA, Air Force, and across industries in private sector. Speakers will cover topics that include: Cyber Risks and Threats, Utilizing AI/Blockchain in Cybersecurity, Cloudsecurity, Securing Medical Records and Medical Devices, and Public/Private Partnerships.


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Cybersecurity and Data Protection is more than being about technology. It also requires everyone within an organization (in every industry) to understand risks, threats, cyber hygiene; as well as understanding the solutions that can help. Cyber Threats and Data Protection Risks apply to every profession and every organization that hosts, houses, manages, stores, etc., other people's data. Any organization is a potential target i.e. hospital, doctor's office, retailer, small to large firms, insurance companies, government agencies, restaurants, universities, real estate brokerages, etc. Audience members will have the opportunity to share their perspectives, thoughts, ideas and more importantly to network.

Also, if you are just looking to get CPEs; this event is approved by IAPP for 4.3 CPEs for CIPT and CIPM certifications!

Confirmed speakers that include: Kevin Nally (CIO at Secret Service), Kevin Kuhn (Electrical Engineer and Cyber Risk Management Lead at USCG), Marc Wine (Senior Advisor at Veteran Affairs), Melina Scotto (CISO at GDIT), Dr. Joseph Ronzio (Deputy Chief Health Technology at Veteran Health Administration), Col. Beverly Beavers (Infrastructure and Operations Chief at DHA/J6), William Gafford (CEO at CNG Cyber Solutions LLC), Aftin Ross (Senior Program Manager at FDA/CDRH), Dewayne Duff (Cyber Crimes Investigator at Air Force), Adrienne Ramsay (Senior Policy Analyst at Baker Donelson), Thomas Banard (Partner at Baker Donelson), Dr. Helene Clayton-Jeter (Optometrist at Cole Vision Corporation), Joseph Carter (CEO at R&K Cyber Solutions LLC), Shirley Zhao (Blacberry), Ashok Kapur (President/CEO at Hawkeye Medtech LLC), Meredith Egwuatu (SAIC, Director of Strategy at USDA and Commerce), and Jacquie Lee (Bloomberg Health Reporter).

Agenda:

9am to 10am – Keynote (Bridget Bauer)

10:15 to 11:15 – Cyber Risks and Threats (Kevin Nally, Kevin Kuhn, Adrienne Ramsay, and Dewayne Duff)

11:30 to 12:30 – AI/Blockchain (Marc Wine, Melina Scotto, Mason Milesky)

12:35 to 1:35 – Cloudsecurity - Joseph Carter, Shirly Zhao (Moderator)

1:40 to 2:40 – Securing Medical Devices and Health Records (Col. Beverly Beavers, Aftin Ross, Thomas Banard, Dr. Helene Clayton-Jeter, and Dr. Joseph Ronzio) and Jacquie Lee (Moderator)

2:40 to 5pm - Networking and Socializing


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Meet the speakers

LT Kevin Kuhn currently works in the Office of Design and Engineering Standards at US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC. Assigned to the Systems Engineering division, LT Kuhn is responsible for the development of policy and regulations for engineering systems onboard commercial vessels. His primary efforts are enhancing the cyber risk management posture of vessels operating in the Marine Transportation System. Working closely with other Coast Guard offices, LT Kuhn was instrumental in the development of the IMO Circular, Maritime Cyber Risk Management.



BGen Kevin J. Nally, USMC (Ret.) (Chief Information Officer at U.S. Secret Service)

BGen Kevin Nally was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in May 1981, after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Natural Resources.


After completing The Basic School and Communications Officer Course, he was assigned to the 1st Marine Amphibious Brigade where he served as a Communications Platoon Commander for the Marine Service Support Group-37 and later as a Communications Platoon Commander for the Brigade Service Support Group. During this tour, BGen Nally attended SCUBA School, Pearl Harbor where he served in an additional duty capacity as a search and rescue diver.


In 1985, he was reassigned to Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Los Angeles, California where he served as an Officer Selection Officer. In 1988, BGen Nally attended Command, Control, Systems Course in Quantico, Virginia. After graduating in 1989, BGen Nally was assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division where he served as the Communications Platoon Commander during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following this, he was assigned to Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division as the Executive Officer.


In 1992, BGen Nally was assigned as the Operations Officer, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Eastern Recruiting Region, Parris Island. In 1995, BGen Nally was transferred to the 3rd Marine Division where he served as the S-6, then the S-3, and finally as the Executive Officer for the 4th Marine Regiment. In 1996, he served as the Commanding Officer, Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. In 1998, BGen Nally was assigned as the Deputy Director, J6, United States Forces, Japan and completed a Masters in Information Systems Management.


From 2000 to 2002, BGen Nally was the Commanding Officer of Support Battalion, MCRD/ERR, Parris Island. From May of 2002 to July 2003, BGen Nally was the Director, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. BGen Nally is a 2004 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces with a concentration in Information Strategy. Following this assignment, he served from 2004 until 2006 as the Deputy Director for C4, United States Central Command where he deployed twice in support of OIF/OEF. In 2006, BGen Nally was transferred to Camp LeJeune, NC, where he served as the II MEF AC/S G-6 and subsequently as the II MEF Chief of Staff. From 2007 until 2009, he served as the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School in 29 Palms, CA, and as the AC/S, G-6, MCAGCC/MAGTF-TC. He is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer for the US Secret Service.


His personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with one gold star), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.



Marc serves within U.S. government, advising senior officials on advanced and emerging health technologies. He is a recognized health systems and health information technology expert with more than thirty years of experience in the federal and private sectors, is highly focused on Health IT strategy and solutions, health care policy, planning and program management. He is known for building extensive relationships among the federal Health IT Community including wide recognition as an innovative problem solver. 

Marc enjoys more than 30 years focused within the Department of Veterans Affairs with his expertise in Health IT, Health Informatics, Health Systems Planning and Policy, Program and Project Leadership, plus has worked with different federal inter-agency and inter-governmental Health IT solutions ranging from data standards, big data policy, innovative health information technology solutions.

Today, Marc is serving as senior advisor for the VA EHR Modernization focusing on Integration approaches. As well Marc is collaborating guidance on medical device cybersecurity, and advanced and emerging health IT solutions for empowering the nation’s Veterans.

Marc served within PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, in the position of Director Washington Federal Practice, Health IT. He focused on developing business strategies and solutions for health informatics and business process change. Marc served within Northrop Grumman Health Systems Management as Senior Adviser, Federal Health IT; there Marc provided leadership in the collaboration and delivery of the nation’s initial mobile Health Applications, Blue Button for MyHealtheVet, for the first time for Veterans to receive their personal health records on smart phones.

Around government Marc worked on federal health IT sharing; served within U.S. Department of Defense, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration within the Division of Regulatory Activities of Bureau of National Health Planning. He also led federal hospital systems planning for Greater Boston. 

Marc served as a professor in Health Informatics within The George Washington University School of Public Health, and is the author of many articles. He co-authored the benchmark book, “Medical Informatics 20/20: Quality and Electronic Health Records through Collaboration, Open Solutions and Innovation.”

Marc earned his healthcare education at Brandeis University B.A. Psychology, Philosophy and Health Policy; Harvard University graduate studies in Finance and Federal Health Policy; and The George Washington University Master’s Degree Hospital Administration. Marc loves wilderness canoeing and camping, skiing and cycling along the Potomac River.


Melina Scotto is a Cybersecurity Solutions Architect for Health and Civil Federal Programs at CSRA and holds current CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional), CEH (Certified ethical hacker) and CISA (Certified Information System Auditor) credentials. Her professional concentration is in federal, international and domestic health care data regulations as well as general FISMA requirements.

In 2004, Melina secured global health systems providing anti-retroviral drugs to PEPFAR countries with John Snow Inc. where she worked primarily in network security administration. She configured PKI for Linux servers and managed Cisco VoIP systems for a nationwide telecommunications project. In 2009, Melina moved from international HIV work to domestic healthcare at George Washington Medical Faculty Associates. The position as Network Security Engineer focused on maintaining technical requirements of HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH in a dynamic virtual server environment and assessing OCR criteria for HIPAA/HITECH compliance and Meaningful Use eligibility. It was at GWU where Melina became an instructor for master classes in Health Informatics, HIPAA Security, Business Continuity Planning and Risk Assessment. In 2012, Melina moved to National Institutes of Health (NIH) where I held several security posts. Currently, she leads a team of 14 security engineers and auditors for National Cancer Institute where projects move quickly and data must be secured for FISMA compliance using NIST SP 800-53 rev 4 technical control framework both on-premises and in FedRAMP cloud environments.

A Maryland resident and lifelong Orioles fan. When not securely linked into a server, I enjoy volunteering with the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital. I hope to join your program and lead NCI in securing bioinformatic data.


Jacquie Lee is a reporter for Bloomberg Law covering pharmaceuticals, health-care policy, and the Food and Drug Administration. She previously reported on labor and employment law and all things related to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She’s a graduate of American University with degrees in journalism and Arab World Studies. In addition to her work at Bloomberg Law, she has bylines covering a wide range of topics at National Public Radio, USA Today, and the Huffington Post. She has a one-year-old pug named Brutus and likes boxing in her free time. You can follow her on Twitter @_jacquie_lee.

Ashok Kapur (President/CEO at Hawkeye Medtech LLC)

MS Computer Science. Over 22 years in IT in various verticals. 13 years ago started a medical supply business which has grown from one location to three locations. 2016 graduate of US SBA Emerging Leaders program. Three years ago started Hawkeye MedTech, a Health IT startup. Currently developing a next generation telemedicine application.


CNG Cyber Solutions (Owner, Operator)

William Gafford BIO Mr. Gafford is a Plank Holder member of the Military Cyber Professional Association and National Veteran Small Business Coalition. Mr. Gafford served in both the US Navy and US Army and was honorably discharged from both services. With a degree in Information Systems from Strayer University, Mr. Gafford spent a decade creating, deploying and ushering through NIST Accreditation network systems for the Central Intelligence Agency. He was awarded the McCone award for innovation and the Houdini award for accomplishment during his time at the Agency. He was also awarded over twenty-five thousand dollars of Exceptional Performance Awards in cash incentive bonuses.


Mr. Gafford leads his customers to the Art of Possible with his extraordinary solutions. Federal Certification & Accreditation o NIST 800 – 53 (FISMA, ICD 503, FEDRAMP) – Capable of taking clients to successful accreditation under any and all NIST methodologies. o 3PAO – Third Party Assessment Organization - Application is in awaiting approval. o Ability to build and obtain accreditation ICD 705 SCIF space through TS/SCI. Cyber Defense Platform Vulnerability Assessment – full assessment in five days, ability to run continuous – attack vector identification and mitigation – following the risk management framework CNG’s assessment assigns a risk score to each attack vector with a proprietary algorithm – pulling together from tactical intelligence points such as Nessus, Wireshark, and Splunk Intrusion Detection & Prevention – Distant endpoint protection, parameter protection, and data security Forensics Examination – patent-pending technology – available once Patent Trademark Office responds to application submittal – is tactical in nature and can run continuously in nature for full-time forensic analysis Network Monitoring – single pane of glass to facilitate transparency in a client’s network and support proactive network event management (Network Monitoring and DarkWeb) Cyber Assessment – this assessment delivers a productized cyber defense platform for the clients that will demonstrate return on investment through its network defense efficiencies and capabilities Penetration Testing – a testing of both the physical and logical security of the system that yields a full spectrum security evaluation will a developed strategy to deploy countermeasures Network Architecture Design and Build – ability to gather customer requirements and turn them into a network diagram with build scenarios and timelines for deployment, these networks are built, designed and deployed to exceed NIST 800 – 53 standards and where needed satisfy ICD 705 certification for SCIF accreditation Infrastructure Management – Bringing all of a client’s assets under one management is critical for transparency, monitoring, and compliance. CNG offers its customers a package that currently has five hundred thousand shapes in the library and can load close to one hundred and fifty thousand assets in a 30-day span. Data Protection In Transit and At Rest – CNG deploys technics and capacities acquired from a decade of moving data at the CIA. This includes non-secure methods of internet traffic and satellite transmitting.

CNG is equally comfortable delivering data for clients at the TS/SCI level. Network Security – From both the data protection point of view and the network perimeter standpoint, CNG provides a full-scale security protection suite Insider Threat – From the data level up, CNG starts with data protection, then with the user, and onward to the network. With this 360 degree of protection, CNG can offer concentric circles of defense to support all aspects of the customers’ business goals. Setting parameters on the user and the data allows CNG to ensure through specific encryption methodologies the ability to control and stop insider threat attacks. Border Gateway Protection – Ability to protect the gateway from IP High jacking.


Mr. Joseph Carter has been a leading authority in the IT and cyber intelligence sector for more than 15 years, and today serves as Chief Executive Officer of the leading and award winning R&K Cyber Solutions LLC and Founder of Lenvio Inc. Applying cyber solutions that maximize security in the digital era, Mr. Carter understands better than most the challenges required for eliminating unsafe cyber situations in the public, private or governmental sector.

With an unwavering commitment to his client’s security and Information, Mr. Carter is well known for designing, developing and implementing cyber security solutions thus applying a powerful combination of technical qualifications coupled with project management and quality improvement skills. Having spearheaded countless projects specifically within the DoD and Federal Government in addition to successfully supporting critical missions for the United States Navy while serving as an Operations Specialist, he maintains a solid track record for directing and managing product installations and system improvements, earning him a reputation for dependably steering clients in the right direction. Meeting a diversity of needs for clients both public and private, he achieves bottom line results in advanced technology and business solutions taking into account Business Intelligence.

Adding to his long line of credits, Mr. Carter received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Strayer University. He also earned an array of certifications that have greatly enhanced his expertise and credibility such as the CIO certificate for the Carnegie Mellon University Chief Information Officer Institute. Through dynamic leadership and exceptional decision-making efforts, Joseph Carter consistently demonstrates knowledge and attention to detail in every cyber solution project, instilling confidence at every turn. Balancing security requirements with business imperatives, he remains steadfast in his adherence to the highest standards of his industry.

Mr. Carter directs his passion for assisting the community tackle todays cyber problems through both innovation and public service. Mr. Carter currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Workforce Development and Serves as an Industry Advisor to both the Bowie State University Computer Science Board and Dept. of Education for the State of Virginia. Understanding that our most precious recourse is human capital and not technology Mr. Carter understands that improvements in the Cyber workforce and bridging the gap between academia and industry is a problem that requires all of our support.


Meredith Egwuatu is a thought leader within SAIC’s federal civilian group focused on IT Modernization. Since 2012, Egwuatu has held various leadership roles in Industry focused on increased market share throughout Federal Civilian agencies and program development. Responsibilities included serving Federal customers through emerging technologies, data analytics, and enterprise modernization. Meredith currently serves the Government IT Leadership Community as an appointed board member to AFFIRM, where she currently serves as the deputy VP, Programs. In addition, Meredith participates in bringing together government, industry, and academia through her partnership with ACTIAC and AFCEA.

Egwuatu earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas and her Advanced Leadership certificate from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. In addition, Meredith is currently enrolled at Harvard University, completing the strategic management program.

In 2017, Egwuatu was appointed to the Fairfax County Public School Board, Advanced Academic Committee where she serves Fairfax County Staff, students, and community to inspire and empower students to meet the highest level of academic standards while also meeting high character principles. As an excellent community spokesperson and philanthropist, Meredith was awarded Washington, DC’s Philanthropic Woman of the Year and Washington Journal’s People on the Move Award in 2015.

Egwuatu spends most of her spare time focused on philanthropic efforts, serving Veteran communities, national charities, and underrepresented families in organizations such as Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, Luke’s Wings, Wounded Warriors, Honor Flights for WWII Veterans, Hispanic IT Executive Council, and various STEM groups.


Ms. Ramsay's background allows her to help clients anticipate, understand, and navigate the policy, budget, and regulatory actions across the federal government while protecting their interests and creating opportunities.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Ramsay was a Professional Staff Member on the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Her portfolio on the Defense Subcommittee included Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Space and Cyber programs, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). She also provided oversight to the Navy and Marine Corps Operation and Maintenance accounts, including funding for training; steaming and flying hours; and depot maintenance for ships, aircraft and vehicles, and the Department of Defense Working Capital Funds, which included purchases of fuel and other services for the Services. Ms. Ramsay continues to maintain active United States Government security clearances at the Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level.

As a result of her work on the Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, Ms. Ramsay has an excellent working relationship with Professional Staff, as well as with Members of the Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate. Ms. Ramsay's work involved consultation, coordination, and negotiation with Members and Staff of the majority and minority Staff of the Defense and Intelligence Authorization Committees of both the House and Senate. These relationships allow her to achieve her clients' legislative goals through strong, bipartisan advocacy.

Preceding her time on the Appropriations Committee, Ms. Ramsay provided technical and budgetary analysis on Department of Defense (DOD) Space and Information Technology programs, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) programs, and NASA future exploration programs as a member of the Professional Staff on the House Armed Services Committee, a budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and as a programs analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. While at OMB, she led the National Security Division's recommendations for the President's Management Agenda, formulated budget recommendations for the 2005 and 2006 President's Budget submissions, and worked closely with the National Security Council (NSC) and Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) on missile defense and national security space policy issues.

In 2004, Ms. Ramsay worked in Senator Patty Murray's office as a Brookings Institution Fellow serving as the Legislative Assistant for Defense and Homeland Security issues. Prior to that role, her career was comprised of architecting a range of large scale defense and intelligence systems and engineering the associated acquisition programs. She worked on classified and commercial satellite acquisitions as a systems engineer responsible for satellite-ground interfaces and developments of end-to-end architecture designs and costs. Ms. Ramsay led the engineering team that defined the requirements, architecture, and concept of operations for a hyper-spectral satellite demonstration. She led the team responsible for systems engineering associated with the National Ballistic Missile Defense architecture and led the site studies for placement and requirements for the radars and other sensors for the 'defense of the homeland' ballistic missile defense mission.

Ms. Ramsay's background allows her to help clients anticipate, understand, and navigate the policy, budget, and regulatory actions across the federal government while protecting their interests and creating opportunities.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Ramsay was a Professional Staff Member on the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Her portfolio on the Defense Subcommittee included Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Space and Cyber programs, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). She also provided oversight to the Navy and Marine Corps Operation and Maintenance accounts, including funding for training; steaming and flying hours; and depot maintenance for ships, aircraft and vehicles, and the Department of Defense Working Capital Funds, which included purchases of fuel and other services for the Services. Ms. Ramsay continues to maintain active United States Government security clearances at the Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) level.

As a result of her work on the Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, Ms. Ramsay has an excellent working relationship with Professional Staff, as well as with Members of the Appropriations Committees of the House and Senate. Ms. Ramsay's work involved consultation, coordination, and negotiation with Members and Staff of the majority and minority Staff of the Defense and Intelligence Authorization Committees of both the House and Senate. These relationships allow her to achieve her clients' legislative goals through strong, bipartisan advocacy.

Preceding her time on the Appropriations Committee, Ms. Ramsay provided technical and budgetary analysis on Department of Defense (DOD) Space and Information Technology programs, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) programs, and NASA future exploration programs as a member of the Professional Staff on the House Armed Services Committee, a budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and as a programs analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. While at OMB, she led the National Security Division's recommendations for the President's Management Agenda, formulated budget recommendations for the 2005 and 2006 President's Budget submissions, and worked closely with the National Security Council (NSC) and Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) on missile defense and national security space policy issues.

In 2004, Ms. Ramsay worked in Senator Patty Murray's office as a Brookings Institution Fellow serving as the Legislative Assistant for Defense and Homeland Security issues. Prior to that role, her career was comprised of architecting a range of large scale defense and intelligence systems and engineering the associated acquisition programs. She worked on classified and commercial satellite acquisitions as a systems engineer responsible for satellite-ground interfaces and developments of end-to-end architecture designs and costs. Ms. Ramsay led the engineering team that defined the requirements, architecture, and concept of operations for a hyper-spectral satellite demonstration. She led the team responsible for systems engineering associated with the National Ballistic Missile Defense architecture and led the site studies for placement and requirements for the radars and other sensors for the 'defense of the homeland' ballistic missile defense mission.



Shirley Zhao is the Principal Program Manager at BlackBerry, responsible for developing and strengthening Blackberry’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Enterprise-of-Things (EoT) product security governance program. Shirley has practiced in a variety of IT domains, including software engineering, system integration, cloud infrastructure and cybersecurity program. She has consulted at various government agencies and commercial organizations, providing enterprise wide cloud computing and cyber security advisory service. Her clients included DoD, USDA, HHS, etc. She has developed policies, strategies, and roadmaps that have organization-wide impact as well as worked directly with technical and functional stakeholders to carry out mission critical initiatives. Shirley is a strong advocate for business driven and collaborative approach in addressing enterprise IT and cyber security challenges.


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