F5 Government Technology Symposium


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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