September Breakfast:
SOC Optimization

Thursday, September 19, 2019  |  National Press Club
Panel Speakers
Shane Barney, Chief Information Security Officer, USCIS
Togai Andrews, Chief Information Security Officer, FEMA
Monthly Breakfast Series
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045
Registration Closes at 12 PM 
on September 18th, 2019
Industry Member:
Online: $80
Onsite: $95
Industry Non-Member:
Online: $90
Onsite: $95
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.

SOC Optimization:
Stronger Security through Operational Maturity

The increased complexity of the federal IT enterprise has put a strain on agency security operations centers (SOCs). Recent studies have found that cyber threats are growing more sophisticated and difficult to detect, requiring SOCs to strengthen their monitoring abilities and improve their agility. Given budget and staffing constraints, SOC optimization is critical to making that happen.


At this event, cyber experts from across government will discuss strategies for improving the maturity of the SOC—increasing its ability to manage the threat landscape by better leveraging existing resources.


Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:15 AM - 7:40 AMRegistration and Networking


7:40 AM - 8:00 AMNetworking Breakfast 
8:00 AM - 8:15 AMWelcome Remarks

Brian Baker, Vice President of Breakfast Programs, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

8:15 AM - 9:20 AMModerated Panel
9:20 AM - 9:30 AMClosing Remarks

Naina Leo, President, AFCEA Bethesda Chapter

This breakfast is the first event of AFCEA Bethesda’s 2019-2020 program year. Throughout the year, we will be looking at technology, policy and workforce strategies for transforming agency operations. Our first three-part series is focused on cybersecurity.  Future series will look at modernization and automation.