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In recognition of

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

and to help you

“See Yourself in Cyber,”

The Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted the seventh annual DOT Cybersecurity Symposium. A record-breaking 1,137 people registered for this year’s event, which concluded with on-site keynote addresses from

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis.

A Look Back at the 2022 Cybersecurity Symposium

This year’s symposium began the second week of October and continued through the first week of November. The event included informative keynote presentations and engaging speaker presentations from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, leaders across DOT, and other federal agencies, as well as presentations from members of industry. Each session provided participants with opportunities for learning, meaningful dialogue, and collaboration.

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) leadership, including Chief Information Officer Cordell Schachter, Deputy Chief Information Officer Jack Albright, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Jay Ribeiro, and Associate Chief Information Officer for Strategic Portfolio Management Andrew Orndorff, kicked off the symposium. FBI Deputy Assistant Director David Scott and FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen provided insightful information on the current cybersecurity environment. The first-week speaker series featured topics such as contingency planning, transit industry cyber risk, cybersecurity training and awareness, federal privacy management, unclassified information control, and staying safe online.

Federal Chief Information System Officer Chris DeRusha in the Office of Management and Budget and Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation​ Lauren Boas Hayes from DHS’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) presented the week two keynote addresses. Speaker presentations addressed phishing threats, privacy, ransomware, Azure Directory and MFA support, federal records management, NAS Cybersecurity and Resiliency, and Aviation Cyber Initiative (ACI) GPS Initiatives.

DOT CISO Jay Ribeiro provided a great keynote to launch week three of the symposium. Immediately following CISO Jay Ribeiro, Michael Shivik, Director of Cybersecurity​ from DOT Cybersecurity Operations, addressed participants with a cyber threat and mission risk report. Week three’s speaker series topics included information on enterprise portfolio management, security operations center (SOC) cyber range capability, MFA, zero trust, cyber workforce, DOT CDM, and trusted internet connection. 

The final week of the symposium provided an opportunity for onsite participation. From DOT’s West Atrium, attendees heard directly from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis as they provided remarks on the future of our Nation’s cybersecurity and discussed the importance of cybersecurity in transportation. Following the keynote sessions, the symposium’s speaker series continued with topics such as testing system security controls, CSAM Rev 5 Management, protecting data in the cloud, advanced persistent threats, NICE Coordinating Council Status, and application modernization.

Thank you to everyone who attended the symposium. Remember everyone has a role when it comes to securing DOT’s data and systems.

Have feedback about what you would like to see in the next Symposium? We'd love to hear from you! Submit your suggestions using the following survey link 
 DOT Cybersecurity Symposium Survey 2022, or email us using the following email link

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