12:45 pm -
Assistant Director John Felker from CISA will give a few words and Introduce Ben Gilbert the Keynote Speaker this afternoon.
Resilience Matters: Cyber Threat Landscape and CISA Cybersecurity Resources Available for Building Operational Resilience
When it comes to cyber-attacks, It’s not a matter of if. It’s no longer even a matter of when. More so, it’s how frequent and how impactful will cyber-attacks be to operations. It’s not enough for organizations to simply focus on what protective measures to deploy. Organizations need to take a more holistic approach to managing cybersecurity risks in order to limit impacts to their operations. This presentation will provide a brief on cyber threats that cause impacts to operations, a discussion on operational resilience, cybersecurity risk management practices that enables operational resilience, and no-cost CISA cybersecurity resource available to public and private sector partners for building operational resilience.
Mr. Gilbert serves as a Cybersecurity Advisor in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He supports the Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) program and CISA’s mission through the goal of strengthening the security, reliability and resilience of the Nation’s critical cyber infrastructure and serves in this role across the states of Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.
As a CSA, Mr. Gilbert conducts various cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response coordination activities though public and private partnerships and outreach efforts in support of CISA’s mission. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gilbert had served as a senior analyst with the CSA program’s headquarters where he led the development of various tools used by the CSA program to measure and strengthen the cybersecurity management capabilities of critical infrastructure organizations.
Mr. Gilbert has been with CISA, and the Department of Homeland Security for over 10 years and has over 16 years of experience in cybersecurity spanning the commercial, federal civilian, and DoD communities. He currently holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Gilbert had served as an IT Specialist with the Virginia Army National Guard, and as an Airborne Infantryman in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.