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Sharing Key To Stopping Cyber-Attacks
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:00 AM ET/ 8:00 AM PT
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Both the National Institute of Standards and Technology Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and a recent roadmap laid out by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler call for a collaborative security framework as a key to protecting data and critical infrastructure. A lack of sharing and transparency have long plagued private sector enterprises — could the government lead the way in open exchange of tactics, attack data and efficacy of defenses?


Harry Regan is a security, information technology (IT) and operations professional with more than 30 years of commercial, federal, and defense experience. He has functioned in executive, senior technical staff, and consulting engagements with assignments encompassing corporate and program management, computer and network operations, and executive-level consulting. Mr. Regan has extensive experience with security and privacy program development; threat and vulnerability assessments; technology countermeasures; System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; building and industrial infrastructure protection; NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP); and regulatory compliance.

Throughout his career, Mr. Regan has gained subject matter expertise and knowledge of computer and network operations management; technology assessments; high performance architectures; disaster recovery and business continuity planning; and new technology integration.

Regan has received recognition for his expertise and has been featured in interviews on CNN and NBC regarding the operability and effectiveness biometrics and other security technologies. He has also been a speaker at American Institute for Industrial Security (ASIS), The RSA Security Conference, Computer Security Institute (CSI), and other industry Symposia.

Paul Christman is responsible for Dell Software’s public sector division, covering the U.S. federal government, state and local governments, and education. In this role, he oversees business and channel development, product and marketing functions, and systems consulting. He is in charge long term growth and overall profitability as well as day-to-day customer relationships. Mr. Christman joined Quest (now a part of Dell) in April 2005 as director of SLED public sector sales where he led teams responsible for creating strategic technology relationships with state and local governments and higher education institutions nationwide.

Previously, Mr. Christman spent four years at VERITAS Software as national sales manager and business development manager for state and local governments and public education customers. Prior to joining Veritas Software, he was a district manager for Metiom, an electronic procurement software company that focused on automating government purchasing. Mr. Christman has also held various sales and sales management positions at Microsoft and Lotus. He has experience in government purchasing, contracting, consulting, and software product marketing. He has been selling to public sector government customers for the past seventeen years and involved in the software industry for over twenty years.

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