Boston, MA
Dec. 5-7, 2016
Senior Vice President
Center for Internet Security

Tony Sager is Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist at the Center for Internet Security, which recently merged with the Council on Cyber Security to form a single nonprofit organization with the goal of providing national and international leadership in cybersecurity. In this position, he helps identify and share promising cybersecurity practices for widespread adoption. Previously, Sager spent more than 30 years at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he headed the Systems and Network Attack Center, established and led security product evaluation teams, helped guide the agency's top talent development programs, served as the founding chief of the Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group and was the chief operating officer for the Information Assurance Directorate. In addition, he led the release of NSA security guidance to the public and greatly expanded the agency’s role in the development of open standards for security. In 2012, Sager was named director of the SANS Institute, a private corporation specializing in computer and network security training and also assumed the lead role for the Consortium for Cybersecurity Action. Sager holds a B.A. in mathematics from Western Maryland College and an M.S. in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.

December 6, 2016
9:05am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom

Organizations have invested massive resources to defend their systems, but it seems like it is never enough, especially as the threat landscape continues to evolve. In this extraordinarily insightful talk, cybersecurity expert Tony Sager will provide a roadmap to the future of cybersecurity. Tony retired from the NSA after 34 years in June 2012, and today he’s the senior vice president and Chief Evangelist for the non-profit Center for Internet Security.

At the Center, Tony’s mission is simple but critically important: Identify, develop, validate, and sustain best practices in cybersecurity. The Center combats evolving cybersecurity challenges by helping healthcare and other organizations adopt key best practices to achieve immediate and effective defenses against today’s most pervasive and dangerous cyberattacks.

The controls, which reflect a worldwide consensus, change and evolve with the threat landscape. In this session, Tony will give attendees key insights into some of the most important cyber hygiene actions an organization can take to protect their data and networks – and how to prioritize limited resources.

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