Sustaining Rapid Innovation is the focus of AFCEA Bethesda’s 2020-2021 Breakfast Webinar series. Throughout the year, we will explore technology, policy and workforce strategies that can serve as the pillars of rapid innovation and the continuation of these advances.

Breakfast Webinar Series
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST
Registration Rates
AFCEA Member: $45
AFCEA Non-Member: $55
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.
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Security Chapter: 
Paper Security vs. Real Security

The federal government faces multiple threats daily from cyber criminals and nation states looking to attack critical infrastructure, steal critical data, and launch malware and crippling denial of services attacks.  Meanwhile, an increasingly distributed, remote workforce scattered across the country requires more robust protection for the devices they rely on. In response, the federal government has launched numerous programs, policy directives, and presidential executive orders to strengthen the IT infrastructure and information assets of civilian and defense agencies against internal and external cyberattacks. With those initiatives and a layered security approach using multiple tools and policies to safeguard networks, most federal agencies on paper appear secure. But are they?

This webinar will explore how agencies can apply the right mix of technology, processes, policy, and workforce strategies to ensure that security initiatives are effective. Speakers will discuss how agencies can successfully apply the various mandates and programs to strengthen protection across the government enterprise.

Please join AFCEA Bethesda on December 9, 2020 as federal IT security leaders and decision-makers discuss how agencies can be more proactive to mitigate threats before they escalate.

Registration includes on demand access to content.


Andrea Simpson (Invited)

Chief Information Security Officer 


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Moderator: Derek Johnson

Senior Reporter

CyberRisk Alliance

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:05 AMWelcome Remarks

Naina Leo, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

8:05 AM - 9:00 AMPanel Discussion

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9:00 AM - 9:05 AMClosing Remarks

Brian Baker, Vice President of Breakfast Programs, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

9:05 AM - 9:30 AMNetworking Session

Join our panelists in the video networking session for extended Q&A. Attendees will be divided into virtual breakout rooms for moderated, small group discussions with a speaker in each room.