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 5840 - NDIA Cyber Security Symposium 

5840 - NDIA Cyber Security Symposium 


Applied Cybersecurity: Strategies to Implement a Relevant Cybersecurity Framework

Event Number

Event Date

 to 10/8/2014

Event Location
Waterford at Springfield

Event Contact
Rebecca Danahy at or (703) 247-2561


In February of this year, the White House released the National Institute for Standards and Technology Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  In it, it described the Framework Core establishing five functions of a cybersecurity program and three levels of maturity in implementing those functions.  NDIA will host a two-day symposium on the framework and to discuss how member companies, large and small, can execute a program based on the framework.  Come hear government and industry experts explain their methods for implementation and learn how to develop a program that meets the needs of your company.  This symposium will be held at the Waterford Springfield, October 7-8, 2014.  This is a must attend event for C-suite leadership, CISOs and other policy specialists to gain an understanding of what this framework means to your business and the security of your products, data, and protected information.  See you in October!


To view/print/download the full agenda, please click here.

Agenda at a glance:
October 7, 2014
8:00am-8:15am      Welcome
8:15am-9:00am      Keynote Speaker
9:00am-9:45am      Understanding the Evolving Legal and Regulatory Framework
9:45am-10:00am    Networking Break
10:00am-11:30am   Cyber Workforce Development
11:30am-12:30pm   Luncheon Speaker
12:30pm-1:15pm     Keynote Speaker
1:15pm-2:00pm       Industry Awareness of Cyber Threats 
2:00pm-2:15pm       Networking Break
2:15pm-3:15pm       Practical Application Panel
3:15pm-4:15pm       Mobility Panel  

October 8, 2014
*Additional fee to attend - please see registration page for details
8:00am-12:00pm      NIST Plug and Play Workshop

Focuses are:
Framework Core Functions 
The Framework formally defines its Core as “a set of cybersecurity activities, desired outcomes, and applicable references across critical infrastructure sectors.” The Core consists of standard cybersecurity controls slotted into a taxonomy of five Functions, 22 Categories or subdivisions of the Functions, and 98 Subcategories – along with applicable Informative References that are familiar to cybersecurity practitioners. Core Functions form the “operational culture” that addresses cybersecurity risks.

The Core Functions are:
Identify-- Identify Functions are foundational; they help an organization understand how to manage cybersecurity risk to systems, assets, data, and capabilities. Relating these to a business context is critical for prioritizing efforts. Categories include Asset Management, Business Environment, Governance, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management Strategy.

Protect-- Protect Functions are the safeguards that ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services. In terms of ensuring resilience, these safeguards help to limit or contain the impact of a cybersecurity event. Categories include Access Control, Awareness and Training, Data Security, Information Protection Processes and Procedures, Maintenance, and Protective Technology.

Detect-- Detect Functions identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event. Categories include Anomalies and Events, Security Continuous Monitoring, and Detection Processes. Cyphort’s solution falls under the Detect and Respond Functions.

Respond-- Respond Functions allow an organization to take action on a detected cybersecurity event. The goal of Respond Functions is to contain the impact of a cybersecurity event and remediate vulnerabilities. Categories include Response Planning, Communications, Analysis, Mitigation, and Improvements. Cyphort’s solution falls under the Detect and Respond Functions.

Recover-- Recover Functions are for resilience planning – particularly the restoration of capabilities or services impaired by a cybersecurity


Waterford Springfield
6715 Commerce St
Springfield, VA 22150
Tel: (703) 719-5700


Register Now Online!

Registration Fees





08/30/14- 09/26/14



Contact Rebecca Danahy


Contact Rebecca Danahy

Industry NDIA Member




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NIST Workshop (October 8)            $95      $95            $95


Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing by September 26, 2014 to Rebecca Danahy at There will be a $75.00 cancellation fee for this event. After September 26, 2014 there will be no refunds given.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Rebecca Danahy, or (703) 247-2561.


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense