Cyber Security Exchange

A vertical community of Federal cyber security leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

Upcoming Meetings
Digital Transformation Summit

This year ACT-IAC and MeriTalk are collaborating on the third Digital Transformation Summit focusing on use cases as well as the culture, customer experience emphasis, and training that are essential to successful implementation of the right digital technology. […]

FITARA Awards and FedRAMP Celebration

FITARA is a fixture in Federal IT and remains an important measure of how agencies are prioritizing modernization. In partnership with Congressman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, join us for our FITARA Awards, a complimentary award ceremony and networking reception on March 1 at 5 p.m. to honor Federal IT excellence, based on the FITARA Scorecard 15.0 grades. […]

Cyber Smoke - March 2023

Join us on Thursday, March 9, at Morton’s The Steakhouse, to celebrate the first Cyber Smoke of 2023, our unique networking tradition and must-attend event, where you can socialize with other cyber professionals from across government and industry who make the tech ecosystem tick and go above and beyond – day in and day out. […]

ServiceNow Federal Forum

At the ServiceNow Federal Forum, explore how Federal innovators are connecting people, processes, and technology to innovate at scale, deliver value faster, and simply work better. […]

Past Meetings
People First

Government agencies are seeing a rise in targeted cybersecurity attacks that cannot be defended with a zero trust approach alone. In this webinar, MeriTalk and Proofpoint will sit down with a public sector expert to discover how a people-focused approach can make a real difference in their cybersecurity efforts. […]

OutFront 2023

SAIC’s OutFront program on January 25 will explore the opportunities created by widespread adoption of agile, innovative solutions. […]

Where Identity Meets Service: How Customer Identity Solutions Can Rebuild Trust in Government

Join MeriTalk and Okta to explore the role of Identity solutions that offer more secure, optimized, and delightful digital experiences, without added friction or security risk. […]

New & Next: Looking Beyond Boundaries

Join MeriTalk, industry experts, and government leaders on Wednesday, January 11, to learn where the tech revolution is headed – and what may be new and next. […]

Cyber Smoke December 2022

Join us on Thursday, December 15 at Morton’s The Steakhouse to celebrate the last Cyber Smoke of 2022, our unique networking tradition and must-attend event, where you can socialize with other cyber professionals from across government and industry who make the tech ecosystem tick and go above and beyond – day in and day out. […]

insights-at-the-edge

As the DoD works toward the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) framework to share sensor data across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace forces, data captured and managed at the edge is enabling better and faster decisions. To achieve the vision, the joint forces need the capability to build applications once, deploy them in any edge location (forward operating base, vehicle, semi-autonomous weapon system, etc.), and freely migrate workloads to other hardware when needed. […]

Splunk Gov Summit

Splunk’s GovSummit 2022 is returning in person to Washington, D.C. on December 14. Join leaders in both government and industry to explore how to build the cyber resilience you need to make your mission possible. […]

New & Next: The Government Tech Renaissance

We’ll explore the innovations driving a tech revolution that is changing government IT – and the world. Government leaders and industry experts will discuss the latest emerging technologies and trends, engage in innovative demonstrations, and present the best use cases from across the Federal ecosystem. […]

google-gov-summit

Google Public Sector is bringing together government and industry leaders from federal, state, and local government from the United States and around the world. Speakers include Jeanette Manfra, MK Palmore, Thomas Kurian and others. […]

Red Hat Government Symposium

It takes perseverance, know-how, cooperation, and cutting-edge technology to address government’s biggest challenges. […]

GDIT Emerge 2022

Join us at the crossroads of innovation and mission to see how technology is expanding new horizons in innovation for health agencies. Explore how technologies like AI, machine learning and 5G are expanding health access and delivery, while advances in cyber protect critical health data. […]

Cyber Smoke - Where Fed IT Gets Social

Join us on October 27 at Cyber Smoke, our unique networking tradition and must-attend event where you can socialize with other cyber professionals from across government and industry who make the tech ecosystem tick and go above and beyond – day in and day out. […]

Cyber Central - Secure by Design

Join MeriTalk for Cyber Central in Washington, D.C., on October 27 to engage with government and industry leaders as we spotlight critical cybersecurity topics spanning endpoint, cloud, hybrid workforce security, critical infrastructure, secure development, and more. […]

DocuSign Symposium
Cyber Smoke - Where Fed IT Gets Social

Join us at Cyber Smoke, our special networking tradition and must-attend event where you can take advantage of the opportunity to socialize at Morton’s The Steakhouse on July 28 with other cyber professionals from across government and industry who are passionate about their work, spark great ideas, and go above and beyond – day in and day out. […]

MerITocracy 2021

Located at the crossroads of tech advance and the future for American democracy, the conference brings together bi-partisan and bi-cameral policy leaders and industry innovators to focus on creative thinking at the nexus of policy and technology: education and workforce, global competitiveness, security and privacy, diversity and inclusion, cryptocurrency, infrastructure, and citizen services. […]

CDM: The Multitool in Your Cyber Kit

Join us for the “CDM: The Multitool in Your Cyber Kit,” a complimentary webinar on June 23 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, where we’ll discuss MeriTalk’s research findings, including how Federal agencies can leverage the CDM Program. […]

Zeroing in on Application and Data: 2022 Federal Zero Trust Maturity

In the final piece of a four-part webinar series, MeriTalk will sit down with IT industry and public sector experts to specifically address the Application and Data pillars of CISA’s Zero Trust Maturity Model. We’ll discuss optimal maturity, progress to date with Application and Data implementation, and expected challenges in inventory management, access authorization, governance capability, and automation and orchestration capability. […]

Cyber Defenders Celebration – May 2022 Cyber Smoke

We’ve seen a significant evolution of government approaches to cyber strategies through the pandemic, and it’s time to recognize those driving innovation and ensuring our nation’s cyber security. Socialize with cyber professionals across government and industry at Morton’s The Steakhouse on May 19 and celebrate the Cyber Defenders Award winners. […]

Cyber Central - Mission: Cyber Resilience

Join Federal government and industry experts on Thursday, May 19 at MeriTalk’s in-person Cyber Central to explore how agencies are advancing approaches to build a more resilient government cyber security posture. […]

Achieving Cyber Resiliency: A Roadmap to Protect Agency High Value Assets

Join MeriTalk and Cohesity for the “Achieving Cyber Resiliency: A Roadmap to Protect Agency High Value Assets” webinar on May 3 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, as we map out the top considerations for improving agency incident responses, restoring data, and strengthening cyber resiliency. […]

Zeroing in on Network

When it comes to the pillars of zero trust, three out of four say reaching optimum maturity will be a challenge, particularly for the Network pillar. But, why is that, and how can challenges be addressed? In part three of a four-part webinar series, MeriTalk will sit down with IT industry and public sector experts to specifically address the Network pillar of CISA’s Zero Trust Maturity Model. […]

Challenge Accepted: The March to Meet OMB's M-21-31

Agencies need to reframe their cyber threat detection methods to comply with M-21-31. With a host of new requirements, increased data collection and storage costs, and limited time, how can Federal cyber leaders get there quickly and effectively? Join us at “Challenge Accepted: The March to Meet OMB’s M-21-31” to hear experts break down the new requirements. […]

cyber smoke

Third Time’s the Charm – March 2022 Cyber Smoke Third time’s the charm – after an almost two year hiatus and a few false starts – the must-attend networking event for Fed IT and cyber professionals is back. Reunite and socialize with cyber professionals across government and industry at Morton’s the Steakhouse on March 24. […] […]

Zeroing In on Devices: 2022 Federal Zero Trust Maturity

While agencies strive to meet changing zero trust requirements, which of OMB’s security pillars (identity, device, network, application, and data) are taking precedence and which are falling behind? MeriTalk and Merlin Cyber surveyed more than 150 Federal cybersecurity executives to explore momentum, priorities, and challenges around the evolution to zero trust. […]

ServiceNow Federal Forum

What is the future of government work? It’s hybrid workspaces and human-centric user design. It’s the synergy of people, systems, and data for rapid adaption. It’s working smarter to create more, more quickly. It’s meaningful digital acceleration to enhance government customers’ key life experiences. […]

The Cyber Mousetrap - Bluprints for Better Resiliency - 2022
Zeroing in on Identity - Feb 2022 Webinar

While agencies strive to meet zero trust requirements, what roadblocks do they face? Which of OMB’s zero trust security goals (identity, devices, networks, applications, and data) are taking precedence and which are falling behind? MeriTalk and Merlin Cyber surveyed 150 Federal cybersecurity executives to explore momentum, priorities, and challenges around the evolution to zero trust. […]

federal-ai-adoption

Join MeriTalk for the “The Edge of AI: Federal AI Adoption” webinar on January 12, 2022 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST to hear government and industry IT leaders discuss the state of Federal AI and what it means for agencies, Federal employees, and citizens alike. […]

Join us and a growing roster of Congressional participants on December 16 for the TMF Forward program. Our goal is to showcase the tangible value of TMF, build support, drive agency adoption, ensure future funding for this important program, and improve outcomes for all Americans. […]

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