CyberSecurity-“Progress & Best Practices”

August 10th at 12PM

Program will discuss:

  • Progress Report on CyberSecurity in the Federal Government
  • Top CyberSecurity Priorities
  • Key Challenges to still overcome in IT Security
  • Lessons Learned
  • A Vision for The Future-how can we be proactive and prevent attacks

Greg Schaffer– Assistant Secretary for CyberSecurity & Communications, DHS
Rob Carey– Chief Information Officer, Navy
Pat Howard– Chief Information Security Officer-Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Joseph Moorcones– Corporate Vice President & General Manager Commercial Enterprise Data Protection Division, SafeNet
Sam Chun– Director, Cyber Security Practice, HP Enterprise Services
Ed White-Senior Director of Civilian Business Development, McAfee

Moderator: Jim Flyzik -Flyzik Group

About the Panel


Jim Flyzik
The Flyzik Group

Jim Flyzik is the President of TheFlyzikGroup . The company specializes in Strategic Business Consulting, Performance Based Contracting Consulting and Training and Thought Leadership media events. The company assists small, medium and large companies in providing world-class government services. Jim also serves as the Chairman of the Information Technology Association of America Committee on Homeland Security. Jim also hosts the monthly radio program, The Federal Executive Forum on WFED 1500 AM and .

Jim served over 27 years in the federal government. He served as Senior Advisor to Governor Ridge in the White House Office of Homeland Security (OHS). He provided advice to OHS on the National Strategy and Information Management in support of the OHS mission. From February 1998 until December 2002, Jim also served as the Vice Chair of the Federal Government CIO Council overseeing numerous governmentwide IT initiatives. He was also a member of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board.

Prior to this, from August 1997 until April 2002, Jim was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of the Treasury. He provided oversight, strategic planning and management direction on over $3.0 billion in annual information technology and information infrastructure programs within Treasury and its fourteen Bureaus. Jim also served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Management for the Treasury Department from January 20, 2001 until February 8, 2002. In that role he provided oversight of all Treasury bureaus and served as the principal policy advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on matters involving the internal management of the Department and its bureaus. Jim received the Secretary Certificate of Appreciation on February 12, 2002 for his efforts during this transition period.

Prior to his Treasury positions, Jim worked for 15 years at the U.S. Secret Service where he held key IT management positions, including the Chief of the Communications Division, providing world class telecommunications in support of Secret Service tactical and operational requirements.
Jim served as Team Leader on Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review (NPR) Information Technology Team. Following this assignment, he was selected as Chairman of the Government Information Technology Services Working Group, to implement the NPR Information Technology recommendations and coordinate the government services portion of the National Information Infrastructure (NII). He was given the prestigious Eagle Award as the government information technology executive of the year in 1994, a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award in 1995, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Award for Excellence in Information Technology in 1996, the AFFIRM Award for Outstanding Service to the Citizens in 1997, the Industry Advisory Council Award for Special Achievements and Leadership in 1997, the AFFIRM IRM Executive of the Year Award in 1998, and the Distinguished Rank Executive Award from President Clinton in 1999. In 2001 the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils presented him the John J. Franke award for outstanding government service. In March 2002, Jim was selected by the Federal CIO Council to receive the Azimuth Award as the Government Executive of the Year.

Jim has extensive public speaking experience and frequently serves as a featured speaker at industry events. He has developed, and currently teaches part-time, a graduate level course on Information Systems Security and Risk Assessment at the University of Maryland. Jim was given the Stanley J. Drazek Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998 by the University of Maryland.

Jim has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland with an area of concentration in Information Systems Management.

Greg Schaffer
Assistant Secretary for CyberSecurity & Communications

As Assistant Secretary for CS&C, Schaffer will work within NPPD to lead the coordinated efforts of CS&C and its components, including the National Cyber Security Division, the Office of Emergency Communications, and the National Communications System. He will engage the public and private sectors as well as international partners to prepare for, prevent, and respond to catastrophic incidents that could degrade or overwhelm the nation’s strategic cyber and communications infrastructure. Until earlier this year, Schaffer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for Alltel Communications, where he owned responsibility for logical security, physical security, internal and external investigations, fraud, law enforcement relations, privacy and regulatory compliance. Schaffer previously held multiple Vice President-level positions at Alltel Communications-including Chief Risk Officer, Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer-from 2004-2007.

Before joining Alltel, Schaffer was Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers Cybercrime Prevention and Response Practice, where he developed and implemented computer forensic examinations in connection with major internal investigations at Fortune 500 companies, from 1999-2004. Previously, Schaffer served as a computer crime prosecutor in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1997-1999, following a nine-year career as a litigator for various firms. Schaffer holds a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center and a B.A. from the George Washington University

Robert Carey
Chief Information Officer
Department of the Navy

Mr. Robert J. Carey was named the sixth Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Navy by the Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter, November 2006. As the DON CIO, Mr. Carey is the senior Information Management / Information Technology (IM/IT) official in the Department and he provides top-level advocacy to the Secretary for the development and use of IM/IT and creation of a unified IM/IT vision for the Navy – Marine Corps team. He develops strategies, policies, plans, architectures, standards, and guidance, and provides process transformation support for the entire Department of the Navy. Additionally, he ensures that the development and acquisition of IT systems are interoperable and consistent with the Department’s objectives and vision. Mr. Carey is also the Department’s Knowledge Management champion, Senior Information Assurance Official, Privacy Officer, serves as the IM/IT workforce leader, addresses emerging technologies and issues, ensures the availability, integrity and protection of the Department’s information systems, and serves as the Department’s Critical Infrastructure Assurance Officer (CIAO). Mr. Carey has recently returned from deployment to the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

For the past three years, Mr. Carey served as the DON Deputy Chief Information Officer (Policy and Integration). Reporting directly to the DON CIO, he served as the principal advisor to the CIO and was responsible for managing and leading the DON CIO staff, developing strategies for achieving IM and IT enterprise integration across the Department of the Navy.

Mr. Carey joined the staff of the DON CIO in February 2000, during which time he served as the DON CIO eBusiness Team Leader through June 2003. During this period he also served as the Director of the Department of the Navy Smart Card Office from February through September 2001.

Prior to his time with the DON CIO, Mr. Carey served in a variety of engineering and program management leadership positions within the Acquisition Community in the Undersea Warfare domain including Director of the Surface Ship Sonar Dome Program Office, Chief Engineer, and Deputy Program Manager of the Undersea Weapons Program Office. Mr. Carey began his career in Government service with the Department of the Army in October 1982 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, where he worked as a Test Director managing developmental and operational testing of small arms and automatic weapons.

Mr. Carey attended the University of South Carolina where, in 1982, he received a BS degree in Engineering. He earned a Master of Engineering Management degree from the George Washington University in 1995. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and has been awarded the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, as well as numerous other Performance Awards.

He is an active member of the United States Navy Reserve and holds the rank of Commander, Civil Engineer Corps.

Patrick Howard
Chief Information Security Officer
Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Patrick Howard CISSP, CISM has served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, Maryland since March 2008. Pat was previously assigned as the CISO at the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining HUD, he supported the Department of Transportation as a contractor serving as DOT’s Certification and Accreditation Program Manager from 2003 to 2005. He has over 35 years experience in security, and has served in the information security field since 1989.

Joseph J. Moorcones
Corporate Vice President & General Manager Commercial Enterprise Data Protection Division
SafeNet Inc.

Joseph Moorcones brings more than 40 years of leadership and experience to SafeNet. Since joining the Company in March 2008 as SafeNet’s corporate vice president, Mr. Moorcones has lead the strategic positioning and migration of new technologies into SafeNet. He is responsible for assuring the continued impact of new technologies on the Company’s highly successful product portfolios.

In January 2009, Mr. Moorcones was named General Manager of the Commercial Enterprise Data Protection Division (EDP). In this role, he is building the company’s comprehensive EDP solution for reducing the cost and complexity of regulatory compliance, data privacy, and information risk management for commercial customers that secures data across the connected enterprise, from core to edge, protecting data at rest, data in transit, and data in use. In addition, the Office of the CTO reports into Mr. Moorcones.

Mr. Moorcones joins SafeNet from Johnson & Johnson, a Fortune 50 company, where he was the Vice President of Worldwide Information Security. In that capacity, he established the Company security strategies and technologies, and oversaw the security implementation of the worldwide information asset protection program that spans 250 independent operating companies within Johnson & Johnson and more than 100,000 global Enterprise users.

Prior to his 10-year tenure with Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Moorcones was the Assistant Deputy Director for Information Security at the United States National Security Agency. During his 24-year career at the agency, he held senior executive positions in information security research and technology, design & manufacturing, strategic planning, business process re-engineering and business development.

Mr. Moorcones also served on the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, which developed a report of national policy and strategy recommendations for the President to ensure the availability and continued operation of the United States five critical infrastructures (Information & Communications, Energy, Banking & Finance, Physical Distribution, and Vital Human Services).

Sam Chun
Director, Cyber Security Practice
EDS U.S. Public Sector

Samuel Chun is the Director of the Cyber Security Practice for EDS U.S. Public Sector. He is responsible for the strategy, portfolio development and industry messaging of all cyber security solutions for EDS U.S. Public Sector clients.

Chun joined EDS, an HP company, in 2008 from the joint program office of the Secure Information Sharing Architecture Alliance (SISA), a security consortium led by Microsoft, Cisco, and EMC for the global government market. Previously he was the director of information assurance for the Enterprise Technical Services Division of TechTeam Government Solutions where he served for 10 years in a variety of internal and external security roles, including leading the company’s compliance to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He was also an infrastructure consultant for SRA International.

Chun holds a variety of industry certifications, including being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is an industry authority on information security and a prolific writer having authored numerous chapters in the Information Security Management Handbook series, of which he serves as a regular contributor. He has also had articles published in works such as the Homeland Defense Journal, IT Security Magazine and Government Security News. Recently Chun provided expert testimony on the “State of Federal Information Security” at a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement. Chun is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.

Ed White
Senior Director of Civilian Business Development

Ed White is the Senior Director of Civilian Business Development for McAfee Public Sector. He is responsible for developing McAfee’s strategy for supporting the needs and policies affecting the Federal government Civilian Agencies as well as the Critical Infrastructure (CIP,CI/KR), and Healthcare Communities. A 20 year veteran of the Federal IT industry, Ed started his career in public service within the Intelligence Community and since moving to the private sector has held leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, HP/EDS, EMC, Wang, and McAfee. In addition, Ed actively serves as McAfee’s representative supporting DHS’ Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC), IT-SCC (IT Sector Coordinating Council), Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (ICSJWG), and co-chairs the IT-SCC Protective Programs Committee and the Enduring Security Framework (ESF) Taxonomy Committee. Ed holds a BSBA from Old Dominion University.