AFCEA DC October Virtual Event

The Road to Zero Trust

The Department of Defense (DoD) operates one of the world’s largest and most complex set of networks. An ever-increasing number of users and endpoint devices connect to these defense networks, multiplying points of entry and attack. As a result, the DoD is reassessing the current method of perimeter security, considering new methods such as “zero trust.”  Rooted in the principle of “never trust, always verify,” a zero trust architecture (ZTA) can significantly offset vulnerabilities and threats across DoD networks by creating discrete, granular access rules for specific applications and services within a network, according to the Defense Innovation Board (DIB). Meanwhile, The Defense Information Systems (DISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) are teaming up to deliver the defense community's first zero-trust reference architecture guidance later this year.

Please join AFCEA DC for a virtual event on Oct. 8, 2020 to hear DoD experts discuss how to implement Zero Trust in agencies.

AFCEA Washington, DC
Monthly Virtual Event Series
Thursday, October 8, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Industry Member: $45
Industry Non-Member: $55
Government: Complimentary*
* Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.


Chris Cleary

Chief Information Security Officer

Department of the Navy

Sean Connelly

Trusted Internet Connections Program Manager


Patrick Dedham

Deputy to the Commander/Senior Technical Director/Chief Engineer, NETCOM

U.S. Army

Brandon Iske

Chief Engineer, Security Enablers Portfolio (ID2)


Renata Spinks

Cyber Technology Officer

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command


Kelvin Coleman

Executive Director

National Cyber Security Alliance


Thursday, September 10, 2020
11:30 AM - 11:40 AMWelcome Remarks 
11:40 AM - 12:45 PMPanel Discussion
12:45 PM - 1:30 PMVirtual Networking