Excellence in the Essentials: Managing Complexity through Foundational Controls

Thursday, March 8 | 2:00 pm EST

Cybersecurity is a chaotic and complex field. From new threats to evolving compliance requirements to a noisy, crowded marketplace, cyber defenders must navigate countless options to get the job done. For its complexity, however, many of the essentials have remained remarkably consistent. Yet organizations struggle to effectively implement these essentials and are often distracted or unable to overcome internal hurdles. The first task of a cybersecurity leader is to sift through an ever-increasing amount of things to know, do and deliver, in order to focus on the things that matter most. This session will explore ways to manage this complexity, drawing on best practices and the presenter’s personal experiences in military operations and cybersecurity. Topics include cybersecurity best practices, excellence in the essentials, leveraging existing platforms, and security at scale to reduce cyber risk in a complex environment.

Speaker: Maurice Uenuma

Strategic Engagements, Tripwire

Maurice Uenuma is a Strategic Account Manager with Tripwire, supporting state governments and large enterprises in the United States. Prior to joining Tripwire, he was Vice President at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and currently serves as Workforce Management co-chair of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Working Group at NIST. Earlier, Maurice held leadership roles at Perot Systems and Dell, and served for nine years as an infantry and special operations officer in the United States Marine Corps. Maurice holds a Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, and is a GIAC-certified Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP).





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