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IPMA Professional Development - Security as a Service: The Future of Cloud-Based Cybersecurity

Event Date and Time: 
Nov 14 2018 - 8:00am - 12:00pm


The cost to attend this event is $99 per person.  Payment is due at the time of registration to confirm your registration.  Space is limited to 150 participants. There are no refunds, however, substitutions are permitted. Sign-in at the event begins at 7:15 am.  Come early for refreshments and networking opportunities.

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Intended Audience:

State & local government communities of interest in IT and business:  IT leaders; executive management; agency business leaders, CISO’s, security, operations, and development staff.

Abstract of Seminar Contents:

State agencies are increasingly embracing public and private cloud computing environments.  Cloud computing is very different from physical or virtual servers which translates into a different cybersecurity model.  These differences lead to a variety of security concerns for agencies as they struggle with limited resources.  Join us for an informational session that will help us think about how we can address the security challenges we are all facing.  The WA State Office of Cyber Security will share current security standards, what they are doing to help agencies and what is needed to bridge the security gap in the cloud.  Presenters will share what industry is doing to help with new and emerging technology. Moreover, we’ll conclude with a panel discussion for Q&A.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of what is available, what is needed for WA state agencies and what is over the horizon regarding cloud security.

Speaker Biography's:

Speaker bios can be found under attachments.

Event Agenda

Security as a Service (SECaaS): The Future of Cloud-Based Cybersecurity


Doors open – registration – coffee/tea  -  pastries

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.



Introductions – Carol Gravatt

8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.




Gartner – Heide Cassidy

Key Trends Reshaping Security Markets – As organizations continue to adopt new Cloud-based technologies they must address security concerns typically not well-suited by existing solutions.  Traditional approaches led organizations to overinvest in preventive controls, aimed at keeping intruders out; however, investment patterns are shifting to incorporate a greater focus on detection, response capabilities and a growing market for predictive solutions.

8:05 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.



9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.



Palo Alto – Bruce Hembree

Discuss the move to security as a service and how it can preserve continuity and wisdom for state organizations, help with the constant crisis of hiring qualified security personnel, increase the speed of response to changes and share some pitfalls of outsourcing.  A brief current threat summary will also be included.

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.



Amazon Web Services – Eric Schwenter

Building a secure cloud environment – As millions of customers have moved to the cloud, established security best practices have emerged.  Within WA, AWS has worked to create standardized templates that leverage these best practices, allowing agencies to build their environments in a fashion that meets the security needs of the State.

10:00 am – 10:45 am



10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



WATech Office of Cyber Security – Matt Stevens

The Washington State Office of Cyber Security (OCS) plays a key role in ensuring the secure operation of IT infrastructure for executive branch agencies. OCS is responsible for state security standards and operates a number of security visibility and mitigation tools that work in concert with agencies across state government.  As agencies plan and move IT workloads to the cloud, OCS has worked to identify security and compliance requirements that address the risks associated with cloud and vendor managed services. Matt Stevens will lead a conversation about how OCS is facilitating cloud adoption while addressing the risks of operating outside the traditional state IT perimeter.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.




Panel Discussion

What’s over the horizon in cloud security?

Challenges and opportunities

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Closing comments

12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.



Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503-1297
United States
AWS schwenter-IPMA-20181114.pdf339.8 KB
IPMA MSSP_Palo Alto_20181114.pdf148.61 KB
IPMA Fall 2018 Matt Stevens OCS 20181114.pdf916.8 KB
Gartner Key Trends Reshaping Security Markets For Public Release 20181114.pdf1.19 MB