October Insights Series: Defend Forward | Proactive Cybersecurity Strategies for the Evolving World of Cybercrime
Thursday, October 20, 2022 (4:00 PM - 6:30 PM) (MDT)
As the world has grown more digital and cyber threats continue to evolve, the need for a more proactive model of cybersecurity is on the mind of both private companies and government institutions alike. In response to the escalating pace and sophistication of nation-state sponsored cybercrime attacks, the US Department of Defense has developed a concept called "Defend Forward." Defend Forward seeks to empower organizations with proactive strategies to confront possible adversaries in today's world.
Join us to learn more about Defend Forward and to discuss cybersecurity in a world where simply defending against attacks is no longer an option, developing an offensive strategy is a necessity.
Our panel of experts will discuss:
- The growing complexity of cybercrime amid geopolitical conflicts
- The Defense Forward cybersecurity model developed by the US Department of Defense's
- Proactive cybersecurity strategies for private and public entities
Trace Ridpath is an information security leader with over 23 years of experience in cybersecurity, cloud, networking, telecommunications, and IT management in state government. Trace holds several security and IT certifications including a CISSP. He utilizes his many years of experience to effectively manage complex security projects to successful completion and build and promulgate a successful statewide cyber strategy. Trace’s current role at the Governor’s Office of Information Technology is Director of Security Governance and he reports directly to Mr. Ray Yepes, the Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Colorado. Trace and his team are focused on implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST Risk Management Frameworks across OIT’s enterprise, establishing a successful Governance, Risk, and Compliance program across OIT’s enterprise.