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Azure Gov Meetup: Government Cybersecurity in the Era of Cloud

Guest Event


In support of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Microsoft Azure Government user community invites you to RSVP and join us for a meetup on “Government cybersecurity in the era of cloud,” on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

During this free event, which is open to the public, government and industry speakers will share strategies and insights on:
• Top cybersecurity priorities in government
• Cyber challenges, best practices and lessons learned
• Future of cybersecurity for government
• Plus, demos of services to assess and improve your security posture

AGENDA (*subject to change)

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments

6:35 PM – 6:45 PM Welcome & announcements

Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government
Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS

6:45 PM – 7:05 PM Demo: Azure Security Center

TJ Banasik, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Government

7:05 PM – 7:25 PM Barracuda presentation

Alden Spraggins, Public Cloud Channel Manager-North America, Barracuda Networks Inc.

7:25 PM – 8:00 PM Panel: Government cybersecurity in the cloud

Denee Lake, Cybersecurity Branch Chief, PM MC Technical Management Division | PEO C3T
Frank Schugarv, CEO, Aerostone
TJ Banasik, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Government
Joe Billingsley , Director of Strategic Engagement, College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University
Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator)

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wrap-up & networking

As always, there will be great networking opportunities and refreshments during our Meetup, which is FREE and open to the public. We also invite you to check out and join our Microsoft Azure Gov DC user community on Meetup. This dynamic community of over 2,600 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government.


1776 at New America Building[masked]th St NW #900 (9th floor)
Washington, DC 20005

The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (yellow & blue lines). The New America building is about a 5-10 minute walk from the station.

There is no parking available in the building itself, however, there are several lots located near the building. The main three lots are located H Street NW between 14th and 15th with varying prices between $8-$16 after 5:30 pm. You can reference this link to find the most convenient and available parking.