, –pm EDT with Dr. Brian Gardner, CISO for the City of Dallas; Brian Gattoni, CTO at CISA; Lance Cleghorn, Digital Services Expert at Defense Digital Service
The increased risk of cyber-attacks targeting Operational Technology (OT) systems and third-party remote access has skyrocketed in our new hybrid world. Agencies working in converged IT/OT industrial environments must achieve complete visibility, security, and control of operations. They must understand what third-party vendors (suppliers/contractors) and internal privileged users (operators/admins/remote workers) are doing with their access.
BeyondTrust and Tenable partner to empower agencies to close their OT cybersecurity exposure gap and achieve Zero Trust security goals with continuous threat detection, vulnerability management, and highly secure remote access to maintain business continuity.
Join government cyber experts, BeyondTrust, and Tenable for an OT discussion. We’ll explore:
Josh has more than 20 years in IT experience and has architected identity and privilege access management solutions for over 3 million user accounts. He joined BeyondTrust in 2018 as a Senior Solutions Engineer and was quickly selected to lead the team. Prior to BeyondTrust, he was a senior Solutions architect for Quest Software. He began his career by founding a managed service provider (MSP) at 12. He held multiple industry certifications by 14, making him the youngest in the nation to do so. That MSP went on to become successful, and ultimately his launching point into Public Sector architecture and support.
Michael Rothschild has more than 20 years of experience in IT and OT security security. Michael is the Senior Director of OT Solutions at Tenable. Michael was a professor of marketing and has published a number of works related to marketing. He currently occupies an advisory board seat at Rutgers University. In his spare time, Michael is an American Heart Association instructor and volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Dr. Brian Gardner is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Dallas. Dr. Brian joined the City in 2017 to develop IT risk management and regulatory compliance programs. Since taking on the role of CISO he has implemented a risk-based framework for cybersecurity strategy to assess and mature the City’s security capabilities, assure regulatory compliance, and mitigate enterprise-wide technology and business risk. In addition ins implementing the City’s first Cyber Fusion Center and Security Operation Center.
Dr. Brian’s cybersecurity industry experience extends from global financial services, national healthcare services, and Big Four consulting before entering public service. Dr. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Accounting, a Master’s in Information Security Management, and a PhD in Information Technology, Security and Assurance. As well as research and publication on Disaster Recovery, Dr. Brian also holds certifications in Cloud Security and Privacy.
Dr. Brian is a founding member of the Coalition of City CISOs. The group is dedicated to bring municipal leaders and cybersecurity professionals together advance municipal cybersecurity.
Dr. Brian and his family reside the DFW area with their six children. He and his wife actively foster children from the region in hopes to provide them a better start. Over the past seven years they have fostered over 20 kids of all ages from infant to teenagers. In addition, Dr. Brian helps out with the Dallas ISD P-TECH program and actively assists with guidance for students around the IT Security field.
Brian R. Gattoni is Chief Technology Officer for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), where he is responsible for the technical vision and strategic alignment of CISA data and mission services to manage risk to federal networks and critical infrastructure. CISA works with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.
Previously, Gattoni was the Chief of Mission Engineering and Technology, responsible for developing innovative analytic techniques and new approaches to technology insertion to increase the value of DHS cyber mission capabilities. In 2015, Gattoni was named DHS Systems Engineer of the Year.
Prior to joining DHS in 2010, Gattoni served in various positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency and the United States Army Test and Evaluation Command.
Gattoni holds a Master of Science in cyber systems and operations planning from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Lance Cleghorn came to the Defense Digital Service from the Defense Media Activity (DMA) where he served as Director of Operations for Technology Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Development of the Department of Defense public web program hosting over 850 public websites. Prior to DMA, Lance was manager of the East Carolina University student-funded computer labs enabling on-campus computer resources for over 20,000 students while matriculating for his undergraduate and graduate degrees in networking and cyber. With a passion for web application security, Lance also stays up late helping to secure the DoD by participating in the #DC3VDP and finding vulnerabilities in DoD servers.