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Presents:

Citywide Cybersecurity Roadmap

January 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(12:30 pm Check-In)
Experis
99 Park Ave. (between 39th/40th), New York, NY 10016
Located on the 6th floor, labeled as Right Management

Webex available for this event
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Attendance at this meeting will be limited to NYC and NYS government staff

It has become keenly evident that security is of paramount importance in ensuring that our information is protected. Working with Agency CIOs and CISOs, the Citywide Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York has developed a roadmap for ensuring NYC Government's information and infrastructure is secure.

Introducing the NYC Cybersecurity Roadmap:

Recently agency CIO's & CISO's participated in a series of Cybersecurity Roundtables hosted by NYC DoITT. Roundtable participants and facilitators shared their perspectives on topics such as:
  • Transformation of IT Security into Citywide Cybersecurity
  • Threat Detection and Prevention Approach
  • Application Security Review Process Change
  • Security Policy and Data Classification
The concerns and ideas shared by agency representatives have been considered in the formulation of the Cybersecurity Roadmap to be shared on January 20th.

Presenter:

  • Geoff Brown, Citywide Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York
  • Colin Ahern, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York
Geoff Brown Citywide Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York
In Spring 2016 Geoffrey Brown was named Citywide Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York, a position with cybersecurity and information risk purview across 100+ NYC Departments and Agencies and reporting directly to the Citywide Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (also known as DoITT, the technology core for NYC). Geoffrey came from financial services roles developing and operating threat management disciplines inclusive of threat intelligence, detection, response and countermeasures.

Prior to the private sector Geoffrey served at the U.S. Federal level with a focus on international concerns, including service with the National Commission for Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) supporting the investigation's work with the first responder community in NYC, and concentrating on the FAA and NORAD responses. Geoffrey is a graduate of Middlebury College.

Colin Ahern Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York
Colin Ahern joined the Citywide Cybersecurity program in Summer 2016 as New York City's Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. Prior to joining New York City, he was a senior security engineer and cyber threat researcher for a financial services firm.

Before working in the private sector, Colin spent seven years in the US Army in military intelligence and cyberspace operations, during which time he deployed twice to Afghanistan and commanded a first of its kind cyberspace operations mission team at US Army Cyber Command. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in Afghanistan, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Knowlton Award for intelligence excellence. He has a bachelor's degree from Tulane University and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, and lives with his wife in Brooklyn.

Presentation

  • Please contact The NYS Forum for the presentation slide deck and access to the recording. info@nysforum.org