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Emerging Technology Advisory Support for Government

CyberZephyr advises a key federal agency extend its mission of streamlining the approach to cybersecurity implementation while achieving public-private partnership goals.

Challenge

This federal agency requested assistance in expanding its annual executive cyber security summit from an agency-specific dialogue, to a Federal -wide conference & workshop designed to provide a forum for CXO-level Federal executives to collaborate across government on critical CyberSecurity issues.

Analysis & Recommendation

CyberZephyr worked with the Agency to determine goals and successful outcomes for the conference. CyberZephyr analyzed threat and vulnerability needs and concerns of the Federal CXO participants. We evaluated trends, policy and approaches for applicable technical content. Ultimately CyberZephyr made recommendations to the agency to include effective innovation, R&D and established solutions from industry in an educational format.

Execution

CyberZephyr established the content and talent for the inaugural Emerging Technology track for the conference. After review of scores of cyber tech companies with solutions in all categories of relevance, various stages of maturity and differing levels of government adoption, CyberZephyr advised agency of best fit by company, panelist and presenter. CyberZephyr oversaw development, of content and speakers through collaboration with a large system integrator who managed process, logistics and delivery of content for the conference.

Results

Highly favorable feedback and session attendance at capacity for all of the technical industry tracks.

Value

Successfully galvanized the government and industry to collaborate within a forum that promotes the public-private partnership. Industry and government achieved increased understanding and awareness of cross-domain cybersecurity solutions.

Testimonial

“Thank you for everything. It is always great to have the opportunity to work with someone who is truly good at what they do, as you certainly are. It was obvious from interacting with the different technology companies you pulled together for us, that they are all aware of that as well.”
Program Manager, Leading Systems Integrator 

"A big thank you- we couldn't have accomplished what we did without you, " Federal Agency Director