NICE Symposium

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

In light of dramatic events and emerging threats, experts will come 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

  • President Mark B. Rosenberg, Florida International University
  • 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

  • Secretary Gina Raimondo, U.S. Department of Commerce

2:15 – 3:15 PM EST | Fireside Chat

  • Chris Inglis, National Cyber Director
  • Jim Olthoff, Director of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Moderator: JJ Green, National Security Correspondent, WTOP

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, Risk Management Branch Chief, 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

4:00 – 4:15 PM EST | Networking Break

4:15 – 5:00 PM EST | Panel 2: Enhancing Software and Technology Supply Chain Security

  • Alexis Wales, Associate Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security
  • David A. Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, Linux Foundation
  • Moderator: Raquel Hill, Chair of the Computer and Information Sciences Department, Spelman College

5:00 – 5:15 PM EST | Closing Remarks

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, Risk Management Branch Chief, 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

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:

  • Alexis Wales, Associate Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security
  • David A. Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, Linux Foundation
  • Moderator: Raquel Hill, Chair of the Computer and Information Sciences Department, Spelman College

Opening Remarks by Secretary Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce 

Gina M. Raimondo serves as the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce and was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on March 3, 2021. Secretary Raimondo was formerly the 75th Governor of Rhode Island and its first woman governor. 

Chris Inglis 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.

 

More speakers to be announced shortly.

NICE - National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under NIST Financial Assistance.

Award number: 70NANB18H025