Join Electrosoft on May 19, 2022, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, for this virtual cybersecurity summit on “Enterprise Security Operations: Needs, Challenges and Opportunities!” featuring distinguished thought leaders from government, industry and academia.
Gain valuable insights on the state of security operations center (SOC) implementations and core pillars of SOC capability. Explore the challenges in building an effective SOC to identify, investigate and respond to growing cybersecurity incidents, risks, challenges and opportunities. Discover how to quickly and cost-effectively implement SOCs through the use of automation (SOAR) and shared/outsourced services.
Col. Neil KhatodDirector - G36 (Unified Network Defense) U.S. Army Cyber Command
Colonel Neil K. Khatod currently serves as the ARCYBER G36 (Director of the Unified Network Defense). His specific duties include synchronizing the DODIN defense, overseeing the Command Cyber Readiness inspections, and oversight over enterprise-level services. Colonel Khatod received his commission through the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French. He also has advanced degrees from the University of Oklahoma (Masters in Human Relations), the University of Maryland (Masters in Information Technology), and the National War College (Masters in National Strategy and Policy). His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, United States Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, US Army Command and General Staff College, Argentine Escuela de Guerra (Command and Staff College), and the National War College. He is also a graduate of the Airborne and Jumpmaster courses. Khatod’s previous command and staff assignments include: Commander, 2d Theater Signal Brigade, Wiesbaden Germany; G3, 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional), Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Operations Division Chief, J6 USCENTCOM, MacDill AFB, Florida; Battalion Commander, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany; Chief of Plans and Exercises, 5th Signal Command, Wiesbaden, Germany; Chief of C4 Plans & Projects, ARCENT Forward, Afghanistan; Plans Officer, Battalion S3 and Executive Officer, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Camp Victory, Iraq; Chief of Concepts, Capabilities Development and Integration Division, US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Brigade S6, 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; Company Commander, 121st Signal Battalion, Kitzingen, Germany; Division G6 Plans Officer, 1st Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; Company Commander, 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; Battalion S6, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Platoon Leader, 50th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Colonel Khatod’s awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 nd Award), Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award), NATO Medal, and the Master Parachutist Badge. Colonel Khatod has had the fortunate opportunity to serve as an ally while posted in Argentina and Germany. His foreign decorations include the German Proficiency Badge (Bronze), the German Cross (Silver), the Argentine Airborne badge, the Argentine General Staff Badge, and the Argentine Medal for Military Fraternity.
Jamie HolcombeCIO - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Henry (Jamie) Holcombe is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, he is the principal advisor to the agency on the design, development, and management of its information systems and technology. Most recently, Mr. Holcombe served as the Chief Executive Officer of Visium Technologies, a cybersecurity startup, and Chief Operations Officer for TJ Westlake LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Prior to these executive roles, he served as the Vice President and General Manager for Harris CapRock Critical Networks segment, providing managed security services supporting air traffic management, energy and maritime communications, ground network operations, and sustainment, and high-value IT and engineering cyber services. At Harris CapRock, Mr. Holcombe led the company's Government Solutions line of business to deliver operational excellence and growth. Previously, he had served as Harris' Vice President of Information Technology for Global Systems and Process, and as IT Services' Director of Civil Programs and Commercial Accounts, as well as Client Executive to the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Holcombe has also served in a variety of executive-level positions at various firms, including as Vice President of Information Systems for the Universal Service Administrative Company; as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Corporate Secretary for Globix; and as Chief Information Officer of Cambrian Communications. He has also been an Architect and Senior Principal Consultant to companies in telecommunications, entertainment, and insurance. Mr. Holcombe began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army where he served as a company commander in the 1116th Signal Battalion and was awarded both the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and Most Outstanding Officer of the Year. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree, finishing first in his class in computer science. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in information systems from Chaminade University in Honolulu, and a Master of Science degree in computer science from George Washington University.
Togai AndrewsCISO - Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Togai Andrews has over 17 years of IT & Cybersecurity leadership experience and a demonstrated history of managing complex IT projects, leading change, and process improvement. Prior to joining the Bureau of Engraving & Printing as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), he served as the CISO for the Federal Emergency Management Agency where he managed all facets of the Agency’s cybersecurity program. Togai rebuilt FEMA’s cybersecurity program and improved its performance metrics by 55 percent while reducing overall costs by $4 million. He honorably served as a US Marine with a tour of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and Eastern Europe. Togai holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Chief Information Officer CIO, Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology (AIG/IT) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Gerald J. Caron, IIIChief Information Officer CIO, Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology (AIG/IT) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Mr. Caron is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and is Chief Information Officer (CIO) / Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology (AIG/IT) for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as of May 2021. Previously he has served as the Director of Enterprise Network Management (ENM) within the Directorate of Operations in the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) since June 2016. Mr. Caron has over 24 years of information technology (IT) experience. He began his career in the US Army working in hands-on technical positions serving for 7 years as a Programmer and Administrator. Mr. Caron then spent 2 years as a contractor with the federal government, where he acquired more refined technical skills and a more detailed understanding of IT operations. He joined the federal government at the Department of State (DOS) in 2003 as a Systems Administrator. He has held multiple positions at the DOS, moving from managing small technical groups leading up to Director for ENM.
Dr. Sarbari GuptaCEO - Electrosoft Services, Inc.
Dr. Sarbari Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Electrosoft, a provider of technology-based services and solutions with a special focus on cybersecurity. Dr. Gupta has been active in the information security industry for over twenty-five years specializing in cybersecurity, digital identity and access management and cloud security. She holds PhD, MS and B.Tech degrees in Electrical Engineering and CISSP and CISA certifications. Dr. Gupta is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on cybersecurity topics and has authored over forty technical papers/presentations on leading edge topics and holds four patents in areas of cryptography. She has co-authored several NIST Special Publications in the areas of Electronic Authentication, Security Configuration Management, and Mobile Credentials.
Wes PostolVice President Strategy - Foxhole Technology
Brett TuckerTechnical Manager - Cyber Risk Management CERT Division Software Engineering Institute Carnegie Mellon University
Brett Tucker is the Technical Manager of Cyber Risk Management in the CERT Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Brett is responsible for a research and development portfolio focused on improving the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure and assets with a specific focus on risk and resilience. He also teaches executive and graduate-level courses as a CERT adjunct professor at the Heinz College and serves as the Technical Sponsor for the Executive Chief Risk Officer training program. Brett has 20 years of experience in engineering, risk management, and technical management within the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the SEI, Brett was the Global Risk Manager for Westinghouse Electric Company where he managed the corporate enterprise risk portfolio and global insurance programs. Preceding that role, Brett also managed a project controls organization as well as led the engineering, procurement, and installation of Instrumentation & Control suites for AP1000 nuclear power plants. Prior to Westinghouse, Brett served as an intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency and also as a defense contractor for the Naval Sea Systems Command. Brett is a veteran of the United States Navy and served as a Surface Warfare Officer and qualified naval nuclear engineer. Brett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Master degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and an MBA from Penn State University. Brett is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). Brett is also a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) and Certified Authorization Professional through ISC^2. Brett has been appointed as an advisor for Governor Holcomb’s Executive Council.
Kevin J. ThomasSenior Vice President Strategic Growth - Electrosoft Services, Inc.
Kevin Thomas is responsible for Electrosoft’s growth capabilities and execution. He leads the capture, business development and proposals functions, leveraging his cybersecurity subject matter expertise to offer innovation and continuous improvement of go-to-market capabilities and services. Kevin brings nearly 25 years of business and cybersecurity leadership experience to the role, including two decades in public sector cybersecurity and IT as well as 12 years in business development and management. He has architected and delivered Managed Security Services, including SOC, and was a Program Manager for a 100-staff SOC for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Agency. Twice a successful entrepreneur, he has also served in Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses. Kevin is sought out by CIOs and CISOs as a subject matter expert on enterprise innovation and cost reduction, strategy development, and cybersecurity for national security and other Public Sector customers. He has led organizations of over 100 staff and has expertise in developing compelling solutions to solve federal customers’ toughest problems.
10:00 – 10:10 - Welcoming Remark
Dr. Sarbari Gupta – CEO, Electrosoft Services, Inc.
10:10 – 10:55 Keynote Speaker – The State of Security Operations
Col. Neil Khatod – Director, G36 (Unified Network Defense) U.S. Army Cyber Command
11:00 – 11:45 – Panel Discussion – Challenges to Building an Effective (SOC)
Togai Andrews (Invited) – CISO, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Gerald J. Caron, III – CIO, Assistant Inspector General of Information Technology (AIG/IT) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Jamie Holcombe – CIO, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Wes Postol – VP Strategy, Foxhole Technology
Brett Tucker – Technical Manager, Cyber Risk Management CERT Division – Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Kevin J. Thomas – Senior VP, Electrosoft Services, Inc.
11:50 – 12:00 – Closing Remarks
Dr. Sarbari Gupta – CEO, Electrosoft Services, Inc.