How State and Local Governments can Modernize their Cybersecurity Systems

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How State and Local Governments can Modernize their Cybersecurity Systems

Programs, funding, resources, and technologies are available to help state and local governments bring their cybersecurity systems to the next level – but how do you get started?

This on-demand webinar, produced by Telos Corporation and Amazon Web Services (AWS), shows you the way. Learn from a panel of experts in cybersecurity, cloud migration, federal public policy, and IT strategy about steps you can take to modernize your cybersecurity systems and protect your organization from the next generation of threats.


Richard Stiennon,
Principal Analyst, Founder, IT-Harvest

Richard Stiennon played his own part in the IT security industry starting in 1995 at Netrex, one of the first MSSPs. He was a Manager of Technical Risk Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers before being drafted into Gartner in 2000 to cover the network security industry. He left Gartner in 2004 to join Webroot Software as VP of Threat Research. He has also had roles as Chief Marketing Officer at Fortinet and Chief Strategy Officer at data erasure company, Blancco Technology Group. He is author of four books, including Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO's Journey. He is an aerospace engineer (University of Michigan '82) turned historian (King's College, London, 2014).

Derek Root,
Chief Technology Officer of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Skilled in ITSM, cloud migration, security, IT strategy, data center, and virtualization. Derek Root joined Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as CTO in 2017. He came to CMS from Washington County Public Schools in Maryland, where he was also CTO. Previous to these assignments he served as a Program Manager for the Presidio Corporation, where he managed the formation of the Security Compliance and Continuity of Operations centers at the Department of Homeland Security as well as supporting various Federal and enterprise class commercial clients: including the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, the University of Maryland System and Northrop Grumman. He began his career in network, systems and security engineering with a focus on data center, IT security, VoIP and wide area communications.

Nick Leiserson,
Chief of Staff for Congressman Jim Langevin, senior member of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees

Nick serves as principal advisor on cybersecurity to Rep. Langevin, a co-founder of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus. He has been intimately involved in the development and implementation of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission report. He is a founding board member of the Congressional Tech Staff Association and regularly speaks about Congressional cybersecurity policy, including at DEF CON, ShmooCon and CyberSecureGov. Nick holds a degree in computer science from Brown University.

Vince Scheivert,
Director of Technical Strategy, Telos Corporation

With more than 20 years’ experience in public sector and roughly 15 years as a CIO/CTO, Vince has lead multiple organizations through innovative digital transformations. Vince brings that same innovative mindset to Telos where he serves as the Director of Technical Strategy for the State, Local, and Education market. Prior to coming to Telos, Vince served as the Assistant Superintendent of Digital Innovation for Loudoun County Public Schools, one of Virginia’s largest systems, and CIO of Albemarle County Public Schools. Vince holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University and a Master’s degree from the George Washington University.

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