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Three Opportunities to Connect with S&T in March

Three Opportunities to Connect with S&T in March

The first week in March, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will be in San Francisco exhibiting at RSA Conference 2019—the world’s largest cybersecurity event—from March 4-7 with its DHS operational partner, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). This first-time exhibition partnership will enable S&T and CISA to communicate a joint cybersecurity vision to industry.

William N. Bryan. Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology.In DHS booth 1565, three CISA leaders—Chris Butera, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) deputy director; Brian Gattoni, Chief Technology Officer (CTO); and Kevin Cox, Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation—will present short talks on their areas of responsibility. Additionally, 11 S&T-funded researchers will present demonstrations of their transition-ready cybersecurity and homeland security solutions. To see the list of tech demos, visit the RSA event page.

You can visit the DHS booth and the entire exhibit hall by registering for a complimentary exhibits-only pass and entering the special S&T guest code: XEU9DHSST.

S&T and CISA will also be at International Wireless Communications Expo March 4 to 8. To keep pace with tech advances and evolving threats, DHS wants to hear from you about your requirements so we can get you the tools and techniques you need to save lives. Connect with us there and learn how DHS is investing in solutions to make mission response operations more safe, secure, and resilient.

Finally, March 18-20, S&T will host the 2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme—“Solutions Now, Innovations for the Future,”—highlights S&T’s support to DHS operational components, critical infrastructure and other customers and how we actively engage our stakeholders on the importance of cyber research and development (R&D) in today’s aggressive threat landscape. This three-day event spotlights the R&D of more than 130 innovative cybersecurity and homeland security technology solutions across 20 topic areas, encompassing $250 million of federally-funded R&D and ranging from early stage to mature, transition-ready technologies.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who headlines a stellar speaker roster, will deliver the keynote address March 18 and then will join a Fireside Chat focused on “Securing the Homeland” with Christopher Krebs, CISA director, and me.

Other prominent government and industry thought-leaders who will speak at Showcase are:

  • Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Army Lt. Col. Natalie Vanatta, National Cyber Protection Team Leader
  • Deborah Frincke, National Security Agency Research Director
  • Brian Gattoni, CISA CTO
  • Robert Schmidt, Founding Member, CyVantage

Additionally, there will be two days of technology demonstrations by more than 80 S&T cybersecurity, Silicon Valley Innovation Program and Transition to Practice performers along with eight S&T international partners demonstrating their “best-in-class” cybersecurity technologies.

You can access more information, the complete agenda and register for this free S&T event at the Showcase website.

I invite you to join us at these outstanding events.

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