Panelist: Ja'Nelle DeVore, Acting Chief Information Security Officer, United States Department of Agriculture
Panelist: Sharothi Pikar, Acquisition Executive and Director of Acquisition and Technology Directorate, United States Cyber Command
Moderator: Jill Aitoro, Editorial Director and SC Media Editor in Chief, CyberRisk Alliance
As public and private sector alike recognize the vulnerabilities that exist within the supply chain, the Defense Department and Homeland Security recognize the potential of leveraging their own buying power to force higher standard of security. This panel will examine how government can bake security into procurement language and how the private sector can shore up their own processes to comply, all without creating a chilling effect that drives suppliers from the government market entirely.