A Look Back at the Most Active Year in Federal Cybersecurity Ever – Derek Johnson – ESW #256

2021 was the most active year in federal cybersecurity policy. Ever. The Biden administration used executive orders, new regulations, public/private partnerships and novel law enforcement strategies to shore up federal systems and engage with industry. Meanwhile, an otherwise active year in Congress took a hit when several major pieces of legislation like incident reporting mandates and federal cybersecurity reform were left of the NDAA. SC Media government reporter Derek B. Johnson will discuss what came out last year’s flurry and what we can expect Congress to prioritize in 2022.

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A Look Back at the Most Active Year in Federal Cybersecurity Ever


Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson – Senior Reporter at SC Media


Derek covers cybersecurity, threat intelligence and innovation issues for SC Media. Prior to that he spent three years covering the intersection of cybersecurity policy and government for FCW.


Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria – Senior Research Engineer at CyberRisk Alliance


Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Katie Teitler

Katie Teitler – Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Axonius


Katie Teitler is a cybersecurity content creator. In her current role with Axonius, she is part of the product marketing team, helping audiences understand the value proposition of cyber asset management as it pertains to risk reduction. In past roles, Katie was an industry analyst, research director, content marketer, and freelance author, and managed content and speakers for InfoSec World, now a flagship offering of the Cyber Risk Alliance.

Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields – CMO at JupiterOne


Tyler advises, guides, and operates high tech startups primarily in the B2B security space. He is a former market analyst, engineer, product manager, marketing leader, and partnership manager. In other words, Tyler builds and grows businesses – in all aspects. He’s a board advisor, angel investor, and board member at multiple firms and an investment advisor for a venture debt business. He loves to play guitar and poker in his free time.


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