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Standardize and Automate Security Compliance in Public Sector Agencies

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Date and Time

April 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Category

Web Conference


Irene Fisher


Lisa O'Connell


Federal agencies are improving their cybersecurity posture to some degree, particularly as they develop better basic cyber hygiene and modernize their legacy systems. At the same time, hackers are getting better at finding new ways to attack and access federal IT. Yet certain pain points remain, particularly around managing compliance and achieving Authority to Operate (ATO) while implementing the Risk Management Framework (RMF) principles.
This session will discuss current challenges faced in dealing with emerging threats, securing a more remote workforce and sharing strategies for staying ahead of adversaries.

  • Building efficiencies in your existing Risk Management Framework

  • Automating the implementation of security control to achieve a continuous Authority to Operate process
  • Hearing how your peers are implementing new ways to expedite compliance and audit lifecycles


Frederick Scholl – Cybersecurity Program Manager. Associate Teaching Professor of Cybersecurity, School of Engineering. Quinnipiac University

Frederick W. Scholl is an accomplished global information security risk manager with a unique record of accomplishment in business and technology. He is one of the few people in the cybersecurity industry with business experience from start-up to board member, and security experience from practitioner to manager. He is now Cybersecurity Program Manager and Associate Teaching Professor at Quinnipiac University. He started the online Cybersecurity Master’s degree program there in 2018. Dr. Scholl earned a BS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He completed an Internet Law Program from Harvard and holds CISM, CISSP, ITIL and CHP security certifications. He is listed in 2020 “Who’s Who in America”.

In 1991, Fred founded Monarch Information Networks, LLC to advise trusted clients on how to protect their information. Clients have included major Wall Street firms, healthcare firms and global organizations in 13 countries outside the US. He is acknowledged as a subject matter expert in information security best practices, information security operational procedures, compliance and audit management, corporate information security strategic planning and security risk evaluation. He has experience with multiple compliance frameworks, including: SOX, JSOX, PCI, HIPAA, ISO 27001 and FISMA.

Dr. Scholl served as Senior Manager of Information Security and Control for Nissan Americas from 2006-2008. He built and led a six-person security team that facilitated Nissan’s “year one” compliance with JSOX.

Previously, he co-founded Codenoll Technology Corporation in 1980 and served as Senior Vice President and Board member until 1991. He played a pivotal role in the company being listed on NASDAQ.

Career accomplishments include 13 US Patents related to fiber optic technology. He chaired the IEEE committee that wrote the first standard for Ethernet over fiber optic links. Dr. Scholl has given over 100 presentations on security, privacy and data communications. His work has been featured in notable publications including NY Times, Business Week, The Tennessean, Network Magazine, Business Communications Review, LAN Magazine, Data Communications, ISSA Journal, CSOOnline and CRN.

His academic and professional activities include: Adjunct professor at NYU Polytechnic for eight years; founding faculty member of Lipscomb University’s College of Computing and Technology; Adjunct Professor, Vanderbilt University; Community Outreach Director Middle Tennessee ISSA. Chapter; Co-founder and President of the Nashville Society for Information Management (SIM) chapter. He is a member of Rotary Club of New Haven.

See Frederick Scholl‘s full profile.


Sameer Kamani – Senior DevOps Solutions Architect, Public Sector, GitLab

Sameer is a Senior Solutions Architect at GitLab serving U.S. Public Sector agencies. Sameer’s vast experience through multiple roles across agencies has provided him with a unique opportunity to learn and understand how digital transformation is disrupting the Public Sector. He currently serves as an Industry Vice Chair on the ATARC DevSecOps Working group. He has a Computer Science graduate with focus on Artificial Intelligence and Application Security and is a published co-author of an AI research paper, and currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia.

See Sameer Kamani‘s full profile.

ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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