Today I will be live blogging at the Cisco Government Solutions Forum.
The session I just attended, Establishing Trust Within the Enterprise and Beyond, is part of the Managing Risks in a Dynamic Network Environment track. This track explores security and identifies that managing risks is always part of the conversation on technology. One of the key themes of this session was the idea that the federal government needs to prepare for the next generation of government workers and develop the proper infrastructure to create a secure network for government. With increasing use of BYOD, telework, and multiple devices, security is a key because of device proliferation and changing demands from the workforce.
The presentation also covered Cisco TrustSec, focusing on three categories, comprehensive visibility, exceptional control, and effective management. The theme was that organizations need a central approach to everything that is happening across your network, so you can monitor what devices are on your network and control what kind of access they receive. The second half of the presentation was an “Under the Hood” look at Cisco TrustSec.
The panelist for this section included:
Here are my key take-aways from the presentation:
The presentation gave an interesting overview of some of the challenges facing the federal government and keeping a secure network. With so many new and emerging devices that the government is using, it is important that IT departments take the right steps to secure the network, provide agile support, and adapt to a quickly changing work force.
The Government Solutions Forum is set up to be educational and interactive for participants. At GSF, Cisco and industry leaders will identify best practices how public sector agencies are effectively leveraging technology to improve operational efficiency, enable workforce productivity, and deliver measurable results. As we know, these three elements are something that public sector professionals are challenged with daily, and technology can be used to help combat the related operational and institutional hurdles that public agencies face. The Government Solutions Forum has four tracks, and I will be attending one session from each track. The four tracks are:
Throughout the event, you can follow on Twitter and get program updates by searching #ciscogsf. Slides and presentations will be available as well; they can be downloaded at www.cisco.com/go/gsf.
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