Continuing Education/Training

Tackling the Cyber Threat Landscape to Secure Digital Government Transformation


A free half-day workshop presented by Fortinet and sponsored by DIR.

Technology Today Series

Tackling the Cyber Threat Landscape to Secure Digital Government Transformation

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 8:30 am - 1:00 pmPresented by FortinetRegister here!


Digital transformation and sophisticated threats are increasing both the complexity and cost of cybersecurity. This half-day workshop provides a practical approach to securing today's highly distributed, hyper-connected government.  We will explore how government agencies can embrace digitization and take advantage of IoT now through a security transformation that includes establishing strong security protocols, deploying highly integrated security devices tied to advanced SIEM technologies, and implementing dynamic internal segmentation as a critical additional layer of network and data protection.  

Fortinet's FortiGuard Threat Intelligence and Research Labs will walk you through the anatomy of a hack, share real-life stories and offer present, reasonable barometers of cyber threats in government.  Years of experience consulting for the government and keeping tabs on the hacker underground community have given us unique insight to advanced threat techniques and mitigation strategies to combat continually evolving threats.


8:30 - 9:00Check-In, Networking, Continental Breakfast9:00 - 9:45Securing State Government Digital Transformation9:45 - 10:00Break10:00 -  10:30Walk through the Dark Web10:30 -  11:15Guided Walk-Through of an Attack11:15 -  11:45Review & Discuss Threat Results11:45 -  NoonWorkshop ReviewNoon -  1:00(Optional)"Ask the Experts" Networking Lunch (Provided)Continue the learning over lunch, network with your peers, and ask questions of Fortinet subject matter experts.


Aamir Lakhani, Senior Security Researcher, FortiGuard Labs at Fortinet,  is a leading Senior Security Researcher. Lakhani creates technical security strategies and leads security implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies. Lakhani's current role has him specializing as a Lead Researcher, Forensics Specialist, and Incident Response Handler in the field of AI, machine learning, offensive attack methodologies and advanced cybercrimes.

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy is Vice President, Strategy and Analytics at Fortinet, where he focuses on emerging technologies and key partnerships. He has unique global government and commercial experience with a deep understanding of threats, technology, compliance and business issues. Previously, Nguyen-Duy was Security CTO at Verizon Global Security Services.


Audience and Registration

free educational session is intended for network and security operations staff involved in the
technical aspects of cyber security
.  It is open to employees of
Texas state agencies and universities.  Other levels of government are welcome on a space-available basis.

Pre-registration is required. Should plans change after registering, please return to the enrollment form to cancel.


President's Room East & West, 6th FloorThe University of Texas Club2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

East side of the Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium

Park in Manor Parking Garage across the street. Parking will be validated.

Additional Information

  • No cost to attend; open to any public sector staff
  • Sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS).
  • DIR will award 3 hours of continuing education credit (IRM CPEs and general contact hours)
  • Registration link:

DIR thanks Fortinet for providing this valuable educational opportunity.

Date & Location

Date & Time

Tuesday Feb 26, 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm CST


University of Texas Club at the Stadium (President's Room East & West, 6th Floor)
2108 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, TX 78712

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