Jeff Reilly, the senior director of the America’s commercial presales for Dell EMC, said SDN lets agencies move faster and become more agile by redefining their infrastructure.
Ellen Sundra, the vice president of Americas systems engineering for ForeScout Technologies, said, like most cybersecurity decisions, agencies need to balance risk and reward when it comes to IoT devices.
Rick Howard, the chief security officer for Palo Alto Networks, said the wide-spread acceptance of using cloud services for operational requirements is driving opportunity to modernize.
Bob Osborn, the chief technology officer of federal for ServiceNow, said agencies can take advantage of cloud in a secure way and reduce the time it takes to deliver mission critical services by accepting and using a hybrid, multi-cloud approach.
Gary DePreta, the area vice president for defense, intelligence and aerospace at Splunk, said many of these challenges can be reduced if agencies and organizations better understand the data around their cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Red Hat and other open source companies work closely with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) using the secure content automation (SCAP) protocol to automate security controls, the General Services Administration’s 18F organization on configuration lockdown.
Brad Montgomery, the director of presales engineering for Dell EMC, said hackers are attacking public and private sector organizations for their data more aggressively than ever.
Chris Townsend, the vice president of federal for Symantec, said it’s time for agencies to drive that complexity out of their cybersecurity environment and move to a more standard approach.
Tom Topping, the senior director of strategic programs for FireEye, said agencies need to understand their risks and use cyber threat intelligence to better mitigate them.
Paul Battaglia, the vice president of federal sales for Blackberry, said agencies need extra layers of security to protect mobile devices and the data that resides on them.