ATCA presents Aviation Cybersecurity
July 18, 2018
Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

2018 Agenda 
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7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome Coffee 
8:30 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association
Steve Carver, GDIT
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.


Richard Morgan, Director, NAS Security and Enterprise Operations, FAA

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

FAA Cybersecurity Steering Committee Briefing

Formed in 2014 as an executive steering committee to integrate cybersecurity strategy and planning with a mission focus across the FAA, the Cybersecurity Steering Committee fosters discussion across the agency as well as identifies and addresses high value risks across the agency. The FAA Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), representing the FAA Information Security and Privacy Service, chairs the Cybersecurity Steering Committee, which meets monthly. Membership on the Cybersecurity Steering Committee consists of cybersecurity executives from the Air Traffic Organization, Office of NextGen, Office of Aviation Safety, Security and Hazardous Materials Safety, Office of Airports, and Department of Transportation. This group identifies and agrees upon the cybersecurity priorities, strategies, and operational guidelines in support of an integrated agency-wide approach to protecting the FAA. The Cybersecurity Steering Committee also serves as the risk executive under the NIST Risk Management Framework to ensure that cybersecurity risk is understood and managed at an enterprise agency level. Inter-agency collaboration is a key focus of the Cybersecurity Steering Committee through various initiatives across the Aviation Ecosystem from intra-government efforts with key partners like DHS and DoD to global initiatives with ICAO and partner ANSPs as well as industry engagement on aviation cybersecurity.

Mischel Kwon, MKACyber

Ken Alexander, FAA
Melanie Boteler, FAA
Joshua Holtzman, FAA
Richard Morgan, FAA
Joseph Post, FAA

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10:30 – 11 a.m.

Networking Break

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11 a.m – 12:15 p.m.

Cyber Threats and Risks

This panel of experts will explore the cyber threat environment creating risk for the nation’s and global aviation infrastructure, evolving US policies to better protect our critical infrastructures from the cyber threat, and remediation strategies to best manage cyber exploitation risk.

Phil Harvey, Raytheon

Auzzie Brown, AT&T
Dr. John Carbone, ForcePoint
Mark Cohn, Unisys Federal 
Todd Helfrich, Attivo Networks
Silpan Patel, MITRE Corporation

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12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Working Lunch with Keynote
Imran Karimi, Senior Security Consultant, Lunarline Inc.

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1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

A Certification Symphony: The Global Harmonizing of PKI Standards and Practices

While Access Management is a common practice in your office with PIV cards and security tokens, how does it work in the air traffic world? Join FAA and aviation industry experts in a four-part panel that will discuss PKI standards at home and abroad, and how global harmonization can resolve gaps in the future.

Moderator: Christopher Yaw, Northrop Grumman

David Almeida, LS Technologies
Bill Hoffman, Enterprise Engineering Services Inc.
Jim Laymon, FAA
Rob Segers, FAA

View speaker info HERE.

2:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Steve Carver, GDIT
Peter F. Dumont, President & CEO, Air Traffic Control Association

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  • 06 Jun 2018
    Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner

    The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.

    A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history. 

    Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.

    In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)

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