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Webinar: Zero Trust – Cybersecurity Beyond the Perimeter

October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cyber Security

Webinar: Zero Trust – Cybersecurity Beyond the Perimeter

The panel of experts will discuss the evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms known collectively as Zero trust (ZT) that move defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources. This Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) does not implicitly trust assets or user accounts based solely on their physical or network location. Zero trust is a response to enterprise network trends that include remote users, bring your own device (BYOD), and cloud-based assets that are not located within an enterprise-owned network boundary. Zero trust focuses on protecting resources not network segments, as the network location is no longer seen as the prime component to the security posture of the resource. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent attacks on infrastructure targets have brought ZTA to the forefront.


John CyrusJohn Cyrus
Principal, Deep Water Point

Mr. John Cyrus is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society. Prior to joining Deep Water Point, he served as a Senior IT Executive Corporate & Trademarks Portfolio Manager for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As a principal leader for USPTO IT investments, he supported 11,000 users and the public associated with the office’s Corporate, Trademarks (NextGen and legacy), Policy, Technology Sustaining, Dissemination & Enterprise Business Systems portfolios. Mr. Cyrus was also a founding co-lead of the USPTO’s Intelligent Automation COI. He is certified with Harvard University’s “Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age” program. Mr. Cyrus is a senior member of the IEEE.


Todd Boudreau

Todd Boudreau
Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School

Mr. Todd Boudreau is the Deputy Commandant of the U.S. Army Cyber School responsible for workforce development matters and the development and execution of Cyber Warfare and Electronic Warfare training. He also serves as the Supervisory Training Advisor to the Cyber Commandant to coordinate and integrate activities of the Cyber Training Battalion and the Directorate of Training and Education. Previously, Mr. Boudreau served as the Director, Office Chief of Signal at the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon. In this capacity, he acted for the Commanding General as the single point of contact for workforce development matters affecting the Signal Regiment.


Tina Donbeck

Tina Donbeck
CIO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Ms. Donbeck joined DFC in January 2020 as the Deputy Chief Information Officer, and has served as Chief Information Officer since August 2021. She has been an IT strategist and innovator for more than 20 years in both the private and public sectors. Additionally, she spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ms. Donbeck was instrumental in bringing DevOps and Agile methodologies to her former agency, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where she successfully led a team that launched one of the first automated development pipelines in the federal government. Additionally, she participated in numerous grassroots efforts with other federal agencies, such as NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, and industry partners to promote the benefits of DevOps and Continuous Delivery methodologies.


Deborah FrinckeDr. Deborah Frincke
Associate Laboratory Director for National Security Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), U.S. Department of Energy

For over two decades, Dr. Frincke has led security-related research and development organizations, both public and private, including within two U.S. Department of Energy national labs and the National Security Agency (NSA). She currently guides Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s efforts to solve complex threats to America by developing new science as well as leveraging the Lab’s broad scientific portfolio, especially cyber, cybersecurity, nuclear and uranium science, high-performance computing, analytics, materials science, and advanced manufacturing. A founding member of the NSA Board of Directors, Dr. Frincke has served on the Intelligence Community Steering Committee for Artificial Intelligence and co-chaired the White House Committee on Economic and National Security Implications of Quantum. She is a U.S. representative to the NATO Emerging and Disruptive Technologies Advisory Board and is an Association of Computing Machinery Fellow. She has received the NSA Distinguished Civilian Service Medal and the U.S. Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executives. Dr. Frincke earned her PhD from the University of California, Davis.


Scott RoseScott Rose
Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Scott works on Internet infrastructure protection research and Internet protocol research. Scott is the editor of several IETF network protocol specifications and the author of several NIST Special Publications on secure Internet protocols. His current work is in bringing zero trust security understanding to the U.S. Government. He is one of the authors of SP 800-207 Zero Trust Architecture.



Robert WoodRobert Wood
CISO and Director of the Information Security and Privacy Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

As the CISO at CMS, Robert Wood leads enterprise cyber security, compliance, privacy, and counter intelligence functions and ensures the agency complies with secure IT requirements while encouraging innovation. Prior to CMS, Mr. Wood built and managed several security programs in the technology sector. He was also formerly a Principal Consultant for Cigital, where he advised enterprises about their software security programs. He also founded and led the red team assessment practice with Cigital, focused on holistic adversarial analysis, helping organizations identify and manage risks from alternative perspectives.





October 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm