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Government facilities were the third largest ransomware target in 2023, highlighting the need for secure storage. As a result, federal leaders are exploring and implementing cutting-edge tools to proactively tackle emerging ransomware threats. Secure storage solutions offer a means to safeguard digital assets and sensitive data so that cybersecurity and IT teams can fortify their agencies’ resilience against evolving attacks. Join Nextgov/FCW as we explore how federal agencies are ensuring data integrity and improving their cybersecurity posture to combat ransomware.

 

Speakers

Editorial Speaker

Mona Harrington

Assistant Director of the National Risk Management Center

CISA

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Editorial Speaker

Mona Harrington

Assistant Director of the National Risk Management Center

CISA

Mona Harrington is a cybersecurity and risk management executive with over two decades of federal government experience. As Assistant Director of CISA's National Risk Management Center (NRMC) since September 2022, she spearheads efforts to safeguard critical infrastructure against cyber and physical threats. Harrington's leadership has enhanced the NRMC's analytic capabilities, fostering improved information sharing and risk management between government and industry.

She spearheads several of CISA’s pivotal strategic initiatives including election security, emerging technologies, and supply chain resilience. Additionally, she serves in several key positions on behalf of CISA, including as the co-chair for both the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force and the Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation (SWORM) Subcommittee. She also serves as a member of the Election Infrastructure Subsector Government Coordinating Council Executive Committee.

Prior to CISA, Harrington held key positions at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), including Executive Director and Chief Information and Security Officer. Her tenure at the EAC was marked by significant contributions to election security, COVID-19 response, and the advancement of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0.

Harrington's career also includes 17 years in executive IT and cybersecurity roles within the Judiciary. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Sciences from the Rochester Institute of Technology, in Cyber Security and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear warfare.

Underwriter Speaker

Jeff Reichard

Vice President, Solution Strategy

Veeam

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Underwriter Speaker

Jeff Reichard

Vice President, Solution Strategy

Veeam

Jeff Reichard is Vice President, Solution Strategy and leads the Global Field CTO organization. Jeff drives strategic product and go-to-market engagement with public sector and enterprise customers, with a particular focus on risk and compliance. Jeff has 25 years of experience in data protection/availability, business continuity, and regulatory compliance solutions. His previous roles have ranged from designing SAN and data backup solutions to systems engineering and engineering leadership serving public sector and enterprise customers. Prior to Veeam, Jeff most recently led Commvault’s federal civilian SE team. At Veeam, Jeff works with partners, customers, and industry analysts to evangelize Veeam's vision for modern data protection at key events worldwide.

Moderator

Edward Graham

Technology Reporter

Nextgov/FCW

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Moderator

Edward Graham

Technology Reporter

Nextgov/FCW

Edward Graham is a technology reporter for Nextgov/FCW, where he reports on national security technologies and policies, the Department of Veterans Affairs and election security issues. He received his master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University in 2016.

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