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SMS’ Tom Kupiec to Moderate Panel Discussion at AFCEA MILCOM 2014

McLean, VA | August 28, 2014 – SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with nearly 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, announced today that Tom Kupiec, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SMS and former CISO at the National Geo Spatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will be leading a panel discussion and the AFCEA MILCOM Symposium October 6, 2014.

SMS’s Chief Information Security Officer, Thomas Kupiec will moderate a cyber security panel discussing continuous monitoring and the Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) faced by many large federal agencies. Other panel members include some of preeminent thought leaders in federal cyber and network security. Confirmed panelist include:

  • Dr. Ron Ross, Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Robert Bigman, President 2BSecure, Former SES Central Intelligence Agency CISO
  • Mark Morrison, SVP Chief Information Security Officer State Street, former DOD SES CIO CISO.
  • Mathew McCormick, Chief Technology Officer, RSA Security, Former SES Defense Intelligence Agency CISO
  • Roger Mackin, President, Mackin and Associates, Former DHS Principal Deputy Undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
  • Tim LeMaster, Director of Systems Engineering, U.S. Federal, Juniper Networks

Panel members for this keynote panel discussion will discuss interesting past challenges and associated solutions that work. Conference attendees can leverage the knowledge of industry and government’s most senior cyber security experts and learn from their experience.

“We are excited to hear of Tom’s leadership as the moderator at the symposium,” said Luis Laranjeira, Vice President of SMS. “We look forward to seeing the discussion and hearing what some of the other highly respected panel members have to say,” added Laranjeira. “I feel that this should be a very interesting discussion,” said SMS’ Tom Kupiec. “The members on the panel are current and former federal cyber cyber-security authorities in their own right but with their varying backgrounds, the discussion should be lively,” added Kupiec.

The Keynote panel discussion will take place the first day of the 2014 MILCOM Symposium, Monday, October 6, at 10 am to 12:00 pm. It will take place in Hall F on the main floor of the exhibit hall.

About SMS

SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center design, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.

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