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Nice Symposium: A Coordinated Approach To Supply Chain Risks.  Tuesday, November 16, 2021.  1:30 - 5 P.M. EST

The NICE Symposium: A Coordinated Approach to Supply Chain Risks was a half-day virtual symposium that served as a precursor to the annual NICE Conference in June 2022.

In light of dramatic events and emerging threats, experts came together on Tuesday, November 16 to discuss the role of the cybersecurity workforce and the need for a coordinated response to strengthen the supply chain.

The NICE Symposium agenda is being finalized and is subject to change.

1:30 - 2:00 PM EST | Welcome Remarks

Mark B. Rosenberg

President
Florida International University
Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Chief Executive Officer
New America

Rodney Petersen

Director, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE),
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
U.S. Department of Commerce

2:00 - 2:15 PM EST | Keynote Address

Kevin Gallagher

Senior Adviser to the U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo

2:15 - 3:15 PM EST | Fireside Chat

Chris Inglis

United States National Cyber Director

Kiersten E. Todt

Kiersten E. Todt

Chief of Staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Moderator

JJ Green

National Security Correspondent
WTOP Radio

3:15 - 4:00 PM EST | Panel 1: Risk and Policy Considerations for Securing Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure

Amanda Craig

Director
Cybersecurity Policy Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft

Julie Anne Chua

Director
Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Division,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kevin Stine

Chief Security Advisor
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator

Mark Montgomery

Senior Fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Advisor,
Cyberspace Solarium Commission

4:00 - 4:10 PM EST | Networking Break

4:10 - 4:55 PM EST | Panel 2: Enhancing Software and Technology Supply Chain Security

Jermaine Roebuck

Deputy Associate Director of Threat Hunting
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA),
Deparment of Homeland Security

Dr. David A. Wheeler

Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security,
Linux Foundation

Dr. Carol Woody

Technical Manager
Software Engineering Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University

Moderator

Raquel Hill

Chair of the Computer and Information Sciences Department
Spelman College

4:55 - 5:00 PM EST | Closing Remarks

Austin Cusak

Cyber Defense Education and Training,
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency,
Department of Homeland Security

Panel 1: Risk and Policy Considerations for Securing Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure

The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity indicates “that the prevention, detection, assessment, and remediation of cyber incidents is a top priority and essential to national and economic security.” This panel discussion will explore cybersecurity in the context of enterprise risk management, as well as emerging policies and practices that are needed to drive improvements in both the public and private sectors. Panelists will also discuss the competencies, work roles, education, and training that will be needed to support the envisioned security improvements.

Panelists:

  • Amanda Craig, Director, Cybersecurity Policy Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft
  • Julie Anne Chua, Director, Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Division, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kevin Stine, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Moderator: Mark Montgomery, Senior Fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Advisor, Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Panel 2: Enhancing Software and Technology Supply Chain Security

The prevention of cybersecurity events begins with the secure design and development of software and infrastructure that are securely operated and maintained. This panel discussion will describe what is necessary to create organizational cultures and systems that support built-in security in software development operations (DevSecOps). The panel will also introduce preliminary guidelines for enhancing software supply chain security and explore education and training options that can cultivate talented practitioners who improve the security and integrity of the software and technology supply chain.

Panelists:

  • Jermaine Roebuck, Deputy Associate Director of Threat Hunting, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. David A. Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, Linux Foundation
  • Dr. Carol Woody, Technical Manager, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Moderator: Dr. Raquel Hill, Chair of the Computer and Information Sciences Department, Spelman College

Kevin Gallagher

Senior Advisor to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo

Kevin Gallagher advises the Secretary on issues relating to economic development, broadband, and workforce development. Kevin comes to the Department of Commerce from Providence, Rhode Island, where he most recently served as then-Governor Raimondo’s Senior Deputy Chief of Staff.

Chris Inglis

National Cyber Director

Chris Inglis is an American government official and the senate-confirmed National Cyber Director, the first person to hold the role. Inglis is also a former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency. On April 12, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Inglis to serve as the 1st National Cyber Director. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote on June 17, 2021. He was sworn into office on July 11, 2021.

Kiersten E. Todt

Kiersten E. Todt

Chief of Staff at CISA

Kiersten E. Todt is the Chief of Staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As the Chief of Staff, she is responsible for the planning, allocation of resources, and development of long-range objectives in support of the department's goals and milestones; she provides strategic vision, guidance, and direction to ensure CISA's Director is prepared to interdict or respond to threats to the homeland.