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Security Professionals: 

(ISC)2 Quantico Chapter

Professional Development Meeting

May 19th, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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SPEAKER: Benjamin Gilbert


Cybersecurity Advisor, Region III

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

TOPIC: Improving Cyber Operational Resilience


Mr. Gilbert will speak on the Introduction to CISA and Cybersecurity Resources Available for Improving Operational Resilience.  This presentation will include a brief overview of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a discussion on the cyber threat landscape, security practices with a focus on operational resilience, and concluding with an overview on the many no-cost cybersecurity resources available to both government agencies and private sector critical infrastructure that can be used to improve cybersecurity and operational resilience capabilities.


Mr. Gilbert serves as a Cybersecurity Advisor in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). He supports the Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) program, the region and CISA’s mission through the goal of strengthening the security, reliability and resilience of the Nation's critical cyber infrastructure and serves in this role across the states of Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

As a CSA, Mr. Gilbert conducts various cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response coordination activities though public and private partnerships and outreach efforts across the region, serving in an advisory capacity and regional point of contact to CISA. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gilbert had served as a senior analyst with the CSA program’s headquarters where he led the development of various tools used by the CSA program to measure and strengthen the cybersecurity management capabilities of critical infrastructure organizations.

Mr. Gilbert has been with CISA, and the Department of Homeland Security for over 11 years and has over 17 years of experience in cybersecurity spanning the commercial, federal civilian, and DoD communities. He currently holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification.

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Our Chapter holds monthly Professional Development meetings in Stafford, Virginia. Outside speakers conduct presentations on a variety of topics of interest to (ISC)2 members. Professional Development meetings provide one hour towards (ISC)2 recertification requirements. They are free to Quantico Chapter members. (Guests may attend in-person chapter meetings free twice, and then must either join the chapter or pay a small monthly fee.*)( *Temporarily, online virtual meetings do not apply due to COVID-19.)


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Joseph Irr, CISSP ITILv3

(ISC)² Quantico Chapter


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