Strategic Issue Discussion
Cybersecurity. Counterfeiting. The Circular Economy. Do you have a plan to respond to these daunting issues that are already on the radar screens of AHAM members? We’ve brought together expert speakers for presentations and discussion on the latest developments and thoughts on how companies can respond and thrive amidst each of these challenges.
Invited Speakers from:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Schedule: 2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.: Cyber Security
Dr. Ron Ross
FISMA Implementation Project; FISMA Implementation Project;
Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative; Systems Security Engineering Initiative;
National Institute of Standards and Technology; Computer Security Division
Dr. Ron Ross
Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current
areas of specialization include information security and risk management. Dr. Ross leads the
Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project, which includes the
development of security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the
United States critical information infrastructure. His recent publications include Federal
Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 199 (security categorization standard), FIPS
Publication 200 (security requirements standard), NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53 (security
controls guideline), NIST SP 800-53A (security assessment guideline), NIST SP 800-37 (security
authorization guideline), NIST SP 800-39 (risk management guideline), and NIST SP
800-30 (risk assessment guideline).
Dr. Ross is the principal architect of the Risk Management
Framework and multi-tiered approach that provides a disciplined and structured methodology for
integrating the suite of FISMA standards and guidelines into a comprehensive enterprise- wide
information security program. Dr. Ross also leads the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative, a
partnership with NIST, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Office of the
Director National Intelligence, and the Committee on National Security Systems to develop a unified
information security framework for the federal government.
In addition to his responsibilities at NIST, Dr. Ross supports the U.S. State Department in the
international outreach program for information security and critical infrastructure protection. Dr.
Ross previously served as the Director of the National Information Assurance Partnership, a joint
activity of NIST and the National Security Agency.
A graduate of the United States Military
Academy at West Point, Dr. Ross served in a variety of leadership and technical positions during
his over twenty-year career in the United States Army. While assigned to the National Security
Agency, he received the Scientific Achievement Award for his work on an inter-agency national
security project and was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal upon his departure from the
agency. Dr. Ross is a three-time recipient of the Federal 100 award for his leadership and
technical contributions to critical information security projects affecting the federal government
and is a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold and Silver Medal Awards. Dr. Ross has been
inducted into the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame and given its
highest honor of ISSA Distinguished Fellow. Dr. Ross has also received several private sector cyber
security awards and recognition including the Vanguard Chairman’s Award, the Symantec Cyber 7
Award, InformationWeek’s Government CIO 50 Award, Best of GTRA Award, and the ISACA National
Capital Area Conyers Award. During his military career, Dr. Ross served as a White House aide and
as a senior technical advisor to the Department of the Army. Dr. Ross is a graduate of the Defense
Systems Management College and holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the U.S.
Naval Postgraduate School specializing in artificial intelligence and robotics.
2:45 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: Counterfeiting
3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.: Networking Break
3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: The Circular Economy
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.: AHAM Connection and Strategic Threats
(Open to all attendees)