Adobe Webinar - Simple Steps and Guidance to Secure Classified Networks

 
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Simple Steps and Guidance to Secure Classified Networks
If you missed this live webinar, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to view Patty Larsen, Co-Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, strategies and insights on how to build an effective insider threat protection program.

In addition, hear from Adobe Technical Director of Security Solutions, Steve Gottwals, on how to mitigate insider threats via document protection and creating a baseline to monitor, behavioral, technical and physical anomalies.
 
Speakers:
Gottwals

Steve Gottwals

Adobe Federal

Gottwals

Steve Gottwals

Technical Director of Security Solutions, Adobe Federal

Steve Gottwals is the Technical Director of Security Solutions, Adobe Federal. He is responsible for the adoption of enterprise rights management, electronic/digital signatures and secure collaboration across the public sector through field enablement, deployment growth, requirements and roadmap tracking. Prior to this role, Gottwals was responsible for defining and managing Adobe’s line of security solutions in the enterprise rights management and digital signature market. He also oversaw information security of Adobe Acrobat cloud services and security product management of Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Additionally, his work focused on leveraging penetration testing and ongoing security monitoring to prioritize safeguards, risk assessments and the management of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) initiatives across the Acrobat organization.

Gottwals, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, is a recognized expert in securing information systems and has been a featured presenter at industry conferences worldwide.

Larsen

Patty Larsen

National Insider Threat Task Force

Larsen

Patty Larsen

Co-Director, National Insider Threat Task Force

Patty Larsen was named the Co-Director of the National Insider Threat Task Force in January 2014, representing the Director of National Intelligence. She leads US Government-wide implementation of Executive Order 13587 to improve the security of classified networks and the responsible sharing and safeguarding of classified information.

Ms. Larsen has been assigned to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and its predecessor, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (ONCIX), since August 2005. Her previous assignment was as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of the National Intelligence Manager (NIM) for Counterintelligence (CI). The office provides National CI Officers (NCIO) and their staffs who serve as the focal point for all CI issues in their regional or functional areas, driving collection, analysis, and other solutions to address gaps. This assignment follows a tour as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Acquisition Risk Directorate at ONCIX improving supply chain risk management across the US Government.

From 2011-2012, Ms. Larsen was on a joint duty assignment at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) CI office, improving CI support to NGA and better integrating NGA CI with the rest of the community.

From 2011-2012, Ms. Larsen was on a joint duty assignment at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) CI office, improving CI support to NGA and better integrating NGA CI with the rest of the community.

Before departing for joint duty, Ms. Larsen was the Chief of the Program Evaluation Group within ONCIX. In this capacity she oversaw US government-wide CI resource planning and programming and advocated for CI resources; helped agencies build or enhance their CI programs; expanded CI support to the US government departments and agencies outside the IC; and ran the CI Mission Review process to evaluate how effectively the CI community is accomplishing the objectives of the National Counterintelligence Strategy. She also served as the ONCIX performance manager and as a CI program analyst, integrating budget and performance for the CI community. As Deputy of the Collection branch within the ONCIX, she brought together collection managers from across the CI community to improve all source collection in response to CI requirements.

Ms. Larsen also served in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Joint Counterintelligence Division as the European Command desk officer, linking the EUCOM CI Staff Officer with the Joint Staff. Concurrently she worked in CI collection management, translating analyst requirements into DOD CI Collection Requirements and managing analyst evaluations of DOD Intelligence Information Reports generated by those requirements to close intelligence gaps.

Prior to these civilian assignments, Ms. Larsen served as an Army Military Intelligence (MI) officer for eleven years. While in uniform, Ms. Larsen was stationed in Germany; the Pentagon; Belgium; and Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and served in numerous leadership and staff positions. One of her most enjoyable assignments was with the 650th MI Group in Mons, Belgium, as the CI collection manager, directing the collection and reporting of CI agents in ten major NATO commands and peacekeeping operations in the Balkans. Her final Army assignment was with the 1st Information Operations Command (Land) at Fort Belvoir, providing intelligence support to information operations teams in Afghanistan.

Ms. Larsen is an alumnus of the Federal Executive Institute as well as the U.S. Army’s basic and advanced Military Intelligence officer courses at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. She received a Masters of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in International Business in 2000 from the George Washington University. She is a 1993 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Ms. Larsen and her husband Ted reside in Alexandria, Virginia, with their two daughters, Nicole and Lauren, and golden retrievers Rascal and Senna.

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