F5 Government Technology Symposium

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Washington DC

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5th Annual F5 Government Technology Symposium Optimizing Applications Through Secure Cloud Adoption

Federal agencies are under constant threat from both traditional and Nation State Actors. Compounding that threat is trying to secure applications outside of the traditional private data center perimeter. The ability to deliver applications securely to anyone, anywhere, at any time is complex, especially while balancing the need to meet Federal mandates like Cloud First and HSPD12.

Join F5 Networks and Carahsoft for a one day event – focused on providing valuable insights on how to secure your applications wherever they reside – in private, hybrid, public clouds, or SaaS. Industry speakers will be discussing Cyber Security stratagems like Composite Authentication, Cloud Application Orchestration, Geo-Fencing, Dynamic Service Chaining, and leveraging SSLi (SSL Intercept) as enablers for securely delivering applications across every Cloud infrastructure. Hear from industry experts on how they are working to keep ahead of the ever growing threats from rogue nation states, hacktivists, and bad actors on the internet.

In addition to our keynote speakers, F5 will also have hands on labs for practitioners to gain practical skills on solutions such as Web Application Firewall (WAF), Multi-Factor Authentication, and SSL Orchestration.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:00am - 2:00pm

The Newseum - Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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  • 8:00am - 8:30am

    Registration, Networking, and Breakfast

  • 8:30am - 8:45am


  • 8:45am - 9:15am

    Keynote: IoT: The Hidden Threat in the Cloud
    Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks

    IoT is inevitable, as is cloud. The legions of Thingbots built from insecure devices grows with every new gadget and gizmo, available to every miscreant and hacktivist with a credit card. The threat is real, but don't let it distract you from the hidden threat of IoT apps as they move into the cloud.

  • 9:15am - 10:00am

    Keynote: Today’s Cyber Threats
    Matthew Braverman, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Washington Field Office

    This session will review recent real-world FBI cyber crime investigations affecting U.S. companies. We will discuss the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the associated attacks, especially those impact cloud infrastructure. SSA Braverman will also discuss best practices that have been effective in preventing, detecting, and remediating recent cyber intrusion trends.

  • 10:00am - 10:15am

    Networking / Coffee Break

  • 10:15am - 11:00am

    Breakout Session #1

    Rise of the Bots
    SSL Orchestration
    Hardening the F5 to Meet Federal Mandates
    Securing Office 365

  • 11:00am - 11:15am

    Coffee Break / Networking

  • 11:15am - 12:00pm

    Breakout Session #2

    Maintaining Security and Controls in the Cloud – Cloud Adapter and Cloud Orchestration
    Thought Leadership: DoD Network Campaign Plan
    SSL Orchestration
    Version 13.0 Updates and Intro to the iSeries and Herculon Platfom

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch and Keynote: Cloud Computing - Should It Have a Warning Label?
    John Keese, SVP, Enterprise Analytic Cloud Platforms, Intellicog, Former Director of Government Cloud Services, CSRA, and Past President and Founder of Autonomic Resources

    The federal cloud movement is well beyond the much referred to "Cloud First" policy. In the case of cloud, it is no longer a journey, but arguably a destination. In this keynote we will attempt to address some of the key elements of cloud services agencies and missions should now look for and expect from our cloud providers, technology partners and a the role of the systems integrator moving forward. Areas discussed: APIs, cloud compute utilization, private to public integration, vetting the vendors, expecting more from the SI, and some trends that are emerging.

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Panel Session: Optimizing Applications Through Secure Cloud Adoption
    Moderator: John Gilroy, Managing Partner, The Oakmont Group, Host, Federal Tech Talk on Federal News Radio
    Don Wiggins, Global Solutions Architect, Equinix
    Chris Quinn, Director of Sales Engineering, Cylance
    Lori MacVittie, Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks

  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm


*Agenda is subject to change


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· Learn more · Matthew Braverman

Keynote Speaker

Matthew Braverman

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Washington Field Office

· Learn more · John Keese

Lunch Keynote

John Keese

Former Director of Government Cloud Services, CSRA and Past President and Founder of Autonomic Resources

· Learn more · John Gilroy

Panel Moderator

John Gilroy

Managing Partner, The Oakmont Group, Host, Federal Tech Talk on Federal News Radio

· Learn more · Lori MacVittie

Keynote Speaker

Lori MacVittie

Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks

· Learn more · Chris Quinn

Panel Speaker

Chris Quinn

Director of Sales Engineering, Cylance

· Learn more · Don Wiggins

Panel Speaker

Don Wiggins

Global Solutions Architect, Equinix


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Cybersecurity Solutions for Government

The dedicated Cybersecurity and Defense team at Carahsoft specializes in providing government agencies with a variety of solutions to secure the cyber ecosystem. Our trained and certified representatives have a thorough understanding of the government's cyber requirements and mandates, allowing us to accurately match our cybersecurity portfolio with our customers' specific needs.

Carahsoft has partnered with numerous technology providers to offer government entities proven, cost effective protection for critical networks and digital information. These solutions, all of which are available via our GSA schedule, are highlighted below and address federal, state, and local government requirements in the areas of: Security, Encryption, Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation, Insider Threat, Security Intelligence, Database Security, and Proactive Defense.

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