Keynote Speaker

Emery Csulak

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Homeland Security

Emery Csulak is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He is responsible for the implementation of the department’s information security program. He leads and facilitates information security policy and guidance and architecture requirements for all DHS systems and networks. Mr. Csulak has over 20 years of experience in information technology, information security and management consulting.

Since January 2004, Mr. Csulak has supported the DHS Information Security Office in varying capacities in address Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Mr. Csulak is the co-chair for the Committee on National Security Systems (NSS) Continuous Monitoring Working Group. He is the DHS Technical Representative supporting the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for Cloud Computing adoption with the federal government.

Mr. Csulak leads the development, implementation and maintenance of the DHS Information Security Performance Plan and Scorecard. He is responsible for addressing new and emerging technologies for developing information security policy and requirements within the Department. He has worked since the inception of the FedRAMP Program to develop and refine the federal cloud computing security requirements and processes. Currently he is working to refine the Departments continuous monitoring and mobile technology information security strategies.

Mr. Csulak is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Mr. Csulak has a M.S. in Software Development Management and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Csulak was named a Federal 100 Award Winner in 2012 by Federal Computer Week.

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