Practice Lead, Privileged Access Management; Sila Solutions Group
Cathy is the Privileged Access Management (PAM) Practice Lead and a cybersecurity architect at Sila with 18 years of experience providing IT services to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, specializing in Identity and Access Management, PAM, Information Security, Enterprise Applications, and Business Process Management. Cathy brings a unique mix of Federal and Commercial cybersecurity experience and uses her deep knowledge of NIST and other industry frameworks to drive security architectures. She is an active cybersecurity writer, speaker, and mentor.
Thursday, June 27
4:25 - 4:50 pm Monroe
Securing the Nation’s most Sensitive Assets How do Identity Governance and Access Management provide protections for federal civilian systems and data? The federal civilian government is one of the largest enterprises in the world and protecting that enterprise is a monumental task. Since 2012 the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program at the Department of Homeland Security has been assisting agencies across the entire federal civilian government by providing tools and sensors, services and dashboards that help agencies employees and executives to reduce risk. The government understands that Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) is essential to this effort and has long been a leader in providing assured credentials for employees and contractors accessing federal networks. With the advent of mobile devices and the increasing prevalence of the use of cloud services the perimeter that requires protection is defined by the identity of the user.
In this presentation we will present how CDM has been and continues to be one of the main programs that government has for protecting federal systems and data, how the program addresses ICAM needs across the government, and how those needs become more reliant on Identity as the use of cloud services and mobile devices increase.
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