It's the common challenge: Federal budgets are level-funded or cut. But as critical data becomes ever-more mobile and regulatory mandates grow, how do you use your limited resources to actually improve your agency's network security?
Join Jeff Schafer from the USGS Fort Collins Science Center in Colorado as he explains:
How to cost effectively and efficiently secure your network;
The real definition of continuous compliance and remediation;
Government computer systems continue to be targets for attack by a variety of enemies - whether they are foreign intelligence, sport hackers, terrorists or malcontents. As IT assets increase in capability and functionality and as more data is produced and stored, this problem will only get worse. Government agencies are struggling with implementing efficient, powerful and rapidly deployable technologies to protect against these continually growing threats while at the same time ensuring they are conforming to current and future rapidly changing IT governance laws and requirements (i.e., CyberScope).
A single management server can provide the asset visibility, control and real-time remediation needed for highly distributed systems and security management to hundreds of thousands of endpoints, regardless of their location or connection type. Single management servers have saved many public sector organizations costs through reduced power usage, decreased software license fees, fewer compliance costs and penalties, improved information security process efficiencies and infrastructure consolidation.
Join our guest speaker, Jeff Schafer from the USGS Fort Collins Science Center in Colorado as he explains and shows how he's efficiently securing his network to solve multiple challenges easily, cost effectively and efficiently. He will demonstrate what continuous compliance, remediation, reporting and accountability really mean, while staying on top and ahead of all the various government IT regulations, directives and guidance.
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Lead IT Specialist, USGS Fort Collins Science Center
Jeff Schafer is the Lead IT Specialist for the USGS Fort Collins Science Center located in Colorado. Jeff has 12 years of hands on IT experience across a broad range of technology companies and government agencies in both leadership and support roles. Jeff worked for various U.S. Army Europe and NATO agencies in both national intelligence and law enforcement IT support roles as well as the US Central Command J2 as an IT Project Manager. Jeff holds many industry certifications to include CISSP, CEH, ECSA, ITIL and various Microsoft certifications. Jeff is a former Signals Intelligence Analyst and Korean Linguist with the US Army and holds a BS in Information Technology from University of Phoenix.