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ABSTRACT: Broad scale adoption of a sound, standardized cyber risk management process - such as the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) and/or DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) - can improve the cybersecurity and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and industrial supply chains. The DHS-developed Cyber Secure Dashboard (“Dashboard”) is a comprehensive online management platform that empowers organizations to efficiently manage the full range of activities needed to improve cybersecurity postures and organizational cybersecurity maturity through conformance to NIST and DoD standards. The Dashboard is a full featured management application developed through DHS to accelerate initial assessment, clarify and prioritize requirements, develop cybersecurity policies, manage cybersecurity implementation tasks, centralize compliance artifacts, and integrate knowledge from your entire security operation into a single, easy to navigate tool.
This webinar will present the background and design objectives of the Dashboard and the targeted benefits to organizations and supply chains. An online, live demonstration of the platform will give attendees an opportunity to assess the functionality and usability of the tool for addressing NIST and DoD standards.
BIOS: Heartland Science and Technology Group is devoted to solving technical challenges of national, local, and public interest by engaging in scientific research and engineering development, providing and maintaining technology solutions, and facilitating and managing collaborative partnerships. We aim to provide our clients and partners in private industry, government organizations, and academia with technically superior and fully attentive services that are unencumbered by competing interests. Our not-for-profit structure affirms our focus on our client’s mission and our commitment to the public good. We are a creative, self-starting, entrepreneurial, client-focused organization that is results driven and strives to positively impact the world.
An electrical engineer by education and profession, Glen Salo is an entrepreneur that has successfully established multiple technical teams and organizational units to support government programs, private industry, and public good missions for small, large, and independent not-for-profit businesses. He began his leadership roles by forming a technical team to design antennas for ultra-wideband radars and develop simulation tools for lightning strike prediction. From there, he established multiple organizational groups that provided computational physics, software development, accredited web services, remote sensing, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), web application development, and food industry services for diverse private and public sector markets. He has a strong technical background in electromagnetic phenomenology, scientific software development, and engineering analysis and design; and he has extensive experience leading multi-organizational research programs. A native of Michigan, Glen earned a BSE in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.
Randall J. Sandone, a Certified Chief Information Security Officer, is the Executive Director of the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) which is a Department of Homeland Security, Center of Excellence. In this position Mr. Sandone is responsible for the operational, administrative, and financial management of the Institute. Mr. Sandone has had a comprehensive career guiding research and technology projects in settings ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. His strengths lie in strategy development, business development, and project management.
Mr. Sandone has over thirty years of experience in cyber security leadership. He has managed the development, testing, and certification of a variety of cyber security products used by customers ranging from the US Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and other Federal agencies to private sector companies large and small around the world. In his current position at CIRI, Mr. Sandone has been instrumental in helping to guide a research, technology transition, and education and workforce development portfolio that is delivering impactful cybersecurity solutions to both the public and private sector. In this and in other executive leadership positions for a number of globally-oriented companies he was responsible for technology transition and licensing, commercialization, product development, and financial management.