Cybersecurity Summit

The growing need for dynamic cyber security, paired with government agencies facing decreased funds to invest in it, has led decision makers to further explore open source software as a flexible and affordable solution for government security. On October 18th, the Department of Homeland Security and The Georgia Technology Research Institute will host the first Cybersecurity Summit - a forum to discuss security challenges and explore potential open source solutions. This event will include a diverse industry cross-section to encourage innovation and cross-collaboration.

The growing need for dynamic cyber security, paired with government agencies facing decreased funds to invest in it, has led decision makers to further explore open source software as a flexible and affordable solution for government security. On October 18th, the Department of Homeland Security and The Georgia Technology Research Institute will host the first Cybersecurity Summit - a forum to discuss security challenges and explore potential open source solutions. This event will include a diverse industry cross-section to encourage innovation and cross-collaboration. Phase2 has been invited to speak at this event and we’ll be discussing how Drupal’s core and contributed modules can ensure FISMA compliance. We will also discuss the use of OpenPublic, a Drupal distribution for government sites, which offers out-of-the-box security features including controls around content creation and publication through security and permissions around roles, content hierarchies, site sections, and workflow steps. Phase2’s government team developed a paper regarding cybersecurity functionality in Drupal and OpenPublic which will be published as open content by the Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the Summit. We are excited to be a part of this collaborative forum on open source security solutions. To sign up (registration closes at 7 pm on October 12!) or learn more about the CyberSecurity Summit, visit the conference web site.

Greg Wilson