Co-sponsored by Red Hat and NIST

Improving the nation’s cybersecurity - an open forum

April 20, 2022Washington, District of ColumbiaWashington Marriott at Metro Center

Hear from experts on EO 14028, NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Space Systems Security

Red Hat® and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are co-sponsoring an open forum featuring experts from NIST’s Security Division, Office of Space Commerce, and Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Risk Management Center. This half-day event is an opportunity to hear from some of the brightest cybersecurity professionals on the nature of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and how initiatives such as Executive Order 14028 and Zero Trust Architecture help enhance the security and integrity of software supply chains.

Event details: 

Date: April 20, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Any questions? Email 

*In-person event terms and conditions

All attendees at in-person Red Hat events must be masked, except when eating/drinking. All attendees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

MC - Dr. Dianne Poster, Senior Advisor, NIST
Matthew Scholl, Chief, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Scott Leonard, Technical Director to the Office of Space Commerce Director, NOAA
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
BREAK 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Ronald Keen, Senior Advisor, National Risk Management Center, DHS
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
The role of software repositories in securing the software supply chain
  • Panelists
    • Jon Boyens, Deputy Chief, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
    • Sameer Kamani, Staff Solutions Architect, GitLab
    • Lisa Tagliaferri, Chainguard 
    • Dustin Ingram, Software Engineer, Open Source Security Team, Google
  • Moderator
    • Michael Epley, Chief Architect & Security Strategist, Red Hat
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • John Dvorak, Chief Architect, Red Hat
11:50 AM – 1:00 PM

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005

Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

If you have any questions, please send us an email.


Jon Boyens, Deputy Chief, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

Jon's responsibilities include Cybersecurity Research and Development at NIST and Cybersecurity Standards and Guidelines for Federal Agency Security Programs. He also leads NIST’s Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management (C-SCRM) Program, helps develop and coordinate the Department of Commerce's cybersecurity policy among the Department’s bureaus, and represents the Department in the Administration’s interagency cybersecurity policy process. Boyens has worked on various White House-led initiatives, including those on trusted identities, botnets, the Cybersecurity Framework and Roadmap, telecommunications supply chain, software supply chain, and government-wide implementation of the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act, serving as NIST’s principal to the Federal Acquisition Security Council. 

John Dvorak, Chief Architect, Red Hat

John Dvorak serves as a strategic technical advisor and thought leader for public sector customers and ecosystem partners. He is a former FBI Senior Executive who led efforts in data analytics and software development within the law enforcement and intelligence communities. At the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he managed network and engineering services and drove several cybersecurity modernization efforts. Prior to joining Red Hat, he served in Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) roles within the systems integrator community, maintaining a focus on government mission requirements.

Michael Epley, Chief Architect and Security Strategist, Red Hat

Michael Epley has been helping the US defense and National Security communities use and adopt open source software over the last 2 decades with practical experience as a software developer and enterprise architect. During his tenure at Red Hat, Michael has passionately driven adoption of key technology: cloud and kubernetes, tactical edge/forward deployed systems, data analytics tools and platforms, and disconnected operations -- always in the context of security and compliance concerns unique to this sector. 

Dustin Ingram, Software Engineer, Open Source Security Team, Google 

Dustin is a software engineer on Google’s Open Source Security Team, where he works on improving the security of open-source software that Google & the rest of the world relies on. He’s also a director of the Python Software Foundation, and maintainer of the Python Package Index.

Ronald Keen, Senior Advisor, National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Ronald Keen is a retired Air Force officer with an extensive background in intelligence and space systems operations, as well as critical infrastructure protection. Concluding a distinguished military career, Ron accepted the position as a Division Director in the Indiana State government directing research and testifying on issues within the utility regulatory environment with an emphasis on energy, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. He accepted his current position with the Department after retiring from State government service.

Scott Leonard, Technical Director to the Office of Space Commerce Director, NOAA

He is considered a senior scientific leader with over 30 years of professional experience in aerospace. He currently leads the development of a ground system prototype called the Open Architecture Data Repository which will serve as a modernized SSA management system to provide conjunction notifications to the US satellite community. In this capacity, he’s applying cutting-edge satellite ground initiatives using open architecture and enterprise solutions to support the growing concern of a congested space environment. Prior to his work at Space Commerce, Mr. Leonard served as the Director of the Mission Operations for NOAA satellites and Department of Defense in several technical leadership roles.

Dr. Dianne Poster, Senior Advisor, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dr. Dianne Poster is a senior advisor in the Material Measurement Laboratory at NIST supporting scientific programs in emerging measurements, standards, technology, and data. Her research interests include radiation physics and chemistry, materials engineering, and optical, dimensional and chemical metrology servicing the health, security, environmental and commercial space sectors. Previously, as the Deputy Associate Director for Technology and Environmental Policy at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Dr. Poster administered the environmental federal regulatory portfolio and advised on policy and strategy issues related to protecting the environment. 

Matthew Scholl, Chief of the Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Matthew's responsibilities include cryptographic standards used by the U.S. Government and internationally, Cybersecurity Research and Development at NIST, and Cybersecurity Standards and Guidelines for Federal Agency Security Programs. He also co-leads NIST's participation with Cybersecurity National and International Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and associated conformance testing programs. He is a U.S. Army veteran and currently has more than 20 years of federal service.

Lisa Tagliaferri, Head of Developer Education, Chainguard

Lisa Tagliaferri is the Head of Developer Education at Chainguard, where she drives community learning and adoption of open source security tools for a more secure software supply chain. With experience across the tech startup space and within universities, Lisa has led the development of educational platforms, technical curricula for diverse audiences, and interdisciplinary research on learning communities. Lisa's popular open access books and tutorials on Python, Kubernetes, and machine learning have drawn over 45 million global readers. 


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