AFITC highlights challenges around the Risk Management Framework as a path to adequately securing applications. With the long time it takes time required to secure Authority to Operate (ATO) and results of hacking exercises showing that applications with in-place ATOs are still vulnerable, the emphasis on security should be placed on practices such as penetration testing and developing code with security in mind from the very beginning. The Air Force Chief Information Security Office has led this big change to the way Air Force manages cybersecurity and risk across the enterprise. The completely redesigned Risk Management Framework encompasses the formal policies and processes to empower the Air Force to assess, manage and validate the cybersecurity risks of the tools and systems they operate, realigning the approval processes to certify cyber tools and systems.
The AFITC Conference is hosted in Montgomery, Alabama every year. Nearly 4000 people attended, and the trade show hosted over 170 companies. Segue and strategic partner Pega amongst those who showcased cutting edge services, products, and information to help further the public/private partnerships vital in keeping our country safe and secure. AFITC hosted influential leaders in the world of cyber security and information technology, including Speakers Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Maj. Gen Robert Skinner to public sector executives from Microsoft and IBM.