Exploring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implementation; Kiersten Todt & Roger Cressey, Liberty Group Ventures
Elevating the Priority of Cyber Risk
New York, NY - March 28, 2014 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com, an investor research and news portal covering leading sectors including technology and defense releases video and commentary from its recent Security and Defense Conference , GameChanging Technologies: The Face and Future of Security”, held in New York on March 11, 2014. Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey of Liberty Group Ventures discuss the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implementation and how corporations need to treat cyber risk equal to other corporate risk.
Under Executive Order, President Obama directed The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to "work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure." Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey supported the NIST in drafting the Cybersecurity framework and soliciting input from the private sector. This session explores the framework, its implementation in key critical infrastructure sectors, and the impact of these cybersecurity policies on the industry and emerging businesses.
“The key intention is to normalize cyber risk behavior” says Kiersten Todt . The call to actions on the part of companies of all sizes is to take on this framework and be a part of what the framework looks like in its next generation.”
Session : Exploring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implementation-
SPEAKERS:, Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey Liberty Group Ventures
Roger Cressey is a Partner with Liberty Group Ventures, LLC in Arlington VA, a risk and crisis management firm specializing in cyber security, campus security and sports security. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the firm's cyber security practice in the Middle East. Prior to joining Booz Allen, he was President and Founder of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, a security and risk management consulting firm.
Mr. Cressey's government service included senior cyber security and counterterrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. At the White House, he served as Chief of Staff of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board from November 2001 - September 2002. He also served as Deputy for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council staff from November 1999 to November 2001. He was responsible for the coordination and implementation of US counterterrorism policy and managed the US Government response to multiple terrorism incidents, including the Millennium terror alert, the USS COLE attack, and the September 11th attacks.
From 2004 - 2013, he served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.
Prior to his White House service, Mr. Cressey served in the Department of Defense, where he worked on US defense strategy and the review of Pentagon war plans. From 1991-1995, he served in the Department of State working on Middle East security issues, including serving as a member of the US delegation to the multilateral track of the Arab-Israeli peace process talks.
His overseas experience includes serving as a Pol-Mil officer with the US Embassy in Israel and with UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia and the former Yugoslavia. While in the former Yugoslavia, Cressey was part of a United Nations team that planned the successful capture of the first individual indicted for war crimes in Croatia. From 2001 - 2006, he taught a graduate course on U.S. counterterrorism policy at Georgetown University. He also served as a Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University.
He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University. Roger is the recipient of the State Department's Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and the Defense Department's Exceptional Civilian Service Award.
Kiersten E. Todt
President and Managing Partner
Liberty Group Ventures, LLC (LGV)
Kiersten Todt is the President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures, LLC (LGV). She develops risk and crisis management solutions for infrastructure, emergency management, cybersecurity, higher education, and homeland security clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has served in senior positions in both the executive and legislative branches of government. Ms. Todt has commented on homeland security and sport security issues in multiple media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work on sport security has been published in two editions of The International Centre for Sport Security Journal.
Prior to LGV, Ms. Todt was a partner at Good Harbor Consulting and was responsible for the company's North America crisis management practice, which had a concentration in cyber security. Clients included states and quasi-public institutions, maritime entities, small and large businesses, and college and university systems. Before joining Good Harbor, she worked for Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and was responsible for integrating the private sector into state and local emergency management capabilities; she also developed and executed federal and regional port and cyber security projects. Prior to BENS, she was a consultant for Sandia National Laboratories and worked with the California Governor's Office and Bay Area Economic Forum to develop the homeland security preparedness plan for the Bay Area. Ms. Todt was also an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University.
Ms. Todt served as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (now the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs); she worked for the Committee Chairman, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and was responsible for drafting the bioterror, infrastructure protection, emergency preparedness, and science and technology directorates of the legislation that created the Department of Homeland Security. She also served as Senator Lieberman's Appropriations Director and managed his drug policy portfolio.
Before working in the Senate, Ms. Todt served in Vice President Gore's domestic policy office and was responsible for coordinating federal resources with locally-defined needs, specifically focusing on energy challenges in California and housing issues. She was also the senior advisor on demand-reduction issues to Director Barry. R. McCaffrey at the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Ms. Todt graduated from Princeton University, with a degree in public policy from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and was selected to be a Presidential Management Fellow in 1999. She earned the Outstanding Service Award at ONDCP.
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