April 11, 2024 – Member meeting: Donald Hester Provides an Update from CISA | Virtual Session Hosted by Sarah Clarke of Infospectives Ltd. on Governance

Registration required: April 11, 2024, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Pacific Time

7:00 – 8:00 PM Session One: Defending America’s Critical Infrastructure: The Role of CISA, Donald Hester shares an update from CISA

In this session, participants will gain valuable insights into the crucial role of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in safeguarding the United States’ critical infrastructure. CISA serves as the operational lead for federal cybersecurity and the national coordinator for critical infrastructure security and resilience. Through a comprehensive overview, attendees will understand how CISA collaborates with stakeholders across industries and government sectors, forming partnerships aimed at fortifying the nation’s cyber and physical infrastructure.

Attendees will learn about CISA’s mission, which centers on understanding, managing, and mitigating risks to both cyber and physical infrastructure. Through a layered approach, CISA works to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance resilience, ultimately ensuring a secure environment for the American people.

Key topics covered in this session include:

  • CISA’s mission and vision for a secure and resilient critical infrastructure
  • Partnerships with critical infrastructure stakeholders and government agencies
  • Free services and resources provided by CISA to enhance cybersecurity and resilience
  • The role of threat intelligence in proactive defense strategies
  • Collaborative initiatives to address emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities

Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, government official, or industry stakeholder, this session offers valuable insights into how CISA’s collaborative approach strengthens the nation’s defense against evolving cyber and physical threats. Join us to learn how you can contribute to building a more secure and resilient future for America’s critical infrastructure.

About Donald Hester: With over 25 years of experience as an Information Systems and Cybersecurity professional, Donald Hester bridges the divide between cyber risk and business objectives. Throughout his career, Donald has overseen cyber risk posture, operations, and technological direction to strategically protect organizations in an ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. His expertise in government cybersecurity spans 180+ consulting and audit clients across the U.S., with a focus on local government.

8:00 – 9:00 PM Virtual Session: Make Space for Governance, Sarah Clarke, Technology Governance Specialist, CEO, InfoSpectives

Session is provided on-demand. Registration required for playback and CPE tracking.

Sarah Clarke Data protection, security, AI/ML governance, risk, and compliance – Owner, Infospectives

Sarah Clarke brings meaningful insights, war stories, and actionable ideas from the modern tech jungle, all with a sense of humor. It comes from more than two decades of working to secure data in a world that changes at the speed of the internet. 

Sarah is a technology ethicist and highly respected governance specialist. For the past 20 years, she has gained a rare breadth of insight into tackling risk and compliance in-depth, at speed, and at both startup and corporate scales. She is an award-winning blog writer, a frequent contributor to other publications, an international speaker, and a guest lecturer.

Sarah is a vocal advocate for respect for both human rights and ethics in technology while working to operationalize consideration of both. Her overarching aim is to make it simpler to do things in a secure and privacy-respecting way. Whether that be through smart simplification, clearer risk communication, maturing governance functions, or automation.

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