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SSAB to Hold Systems Speaker Series Event on the Federal Cybersecurity Landscape

November 8, 2021

Washington, DC – On Friday, November 19, the Social Security Advisory Board will hold a systems speaker series event on cybersecurity. Two briefings will cover federal cybersecurity initiatives and lessons learned from the public and private sectors. 

Please register using the link below. 

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During the first session from 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST, MITRE’s Dave Powner, former Director of IT Management Issues at the Government Accountability Office, will describe implications of executive branch initiatives, including President Biden’s Executive Order 14208, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” and congressional legislation for federal agencies. The presentation will highlight the zero trust model, IT modernization, customer experience, and the Evidence Act. 

During the second session, from 2:45 – 4:00 pm EST, Fortinet’s Jim Richberg, former National Intelligence Manager for Cyber in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will present on public and private sector cybersecurity challenges, lessons learned from private sector cyber advancements, and the accelerated digital transformation brought on by COVID-19.  

The Board’s systems speaker series is an ongoing effort to help educate the public about Social Security’s IT modernization. For past sessions in the systems speaker series on customer experience, IT modernization, digital identity, and SSA’s legacy systems, visit the Board’s website. 


The Board is committed to ensuring all sessions are accessible to the public. Public sessions will be recorded with live closed captioning. To request an accommodation, please email The Board can meet requests more effectively if notice is provided at least three business days before the event.

The Board’s mission is to advise the President, Congress, and Commissioner of Social Security on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. The Board is comprised of Presidential and Congressional appointees with professional staff.