ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2) today announced the successful conclusion of last week’s 4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit, a trademark event that brought together more than 750 leaders from the national security industry. This year’s summit, themed “Human Critical: Empowering People to Drive U.S. National Security,” focused on the human element at the center of the national security mission and paid tribute to those responsible for upholding our nation’s security.
“Technology in the cyber realm is rapidly advancing to stay ahead of evolving threats, and though we’ve made progress in that department, we often overlook the human element, the most critical aspect of our security,” said Mark Testoni, President and CEO of SAP NS2. “People are the most important and often the greatest vulnerability in our security posture. It’s time we place the human element at the center of the dialogue. No matter what, the success of any mission boils down to the people that power it.”
The 2015 SAP NS2 Solutions Summit featured insightful commentary and thoughtful dialogue from more than a dozen leaders in the national security community. The summit’s robust agenda included panels on everything from bringing the cloud down to earth and empowering analytic modernization to dealing with cracks in the code and preparing for human vulnerability in the cyber space. Panels featured renowned industry experts including:
- Teresa H. Carlson – Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
- MG John Davis (Ret.) – Federal Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks
- Georgia Schnarrs – Director, Comm/Corporate Applications Office, NRO
- Matthew G. Devost – President & CEO, FusionX, LLC
- Ken Dilanian – Intelligence Writer, Associated Press
- Bob Gourley – Publisher CTOVision.com and ThreatBrief.com and Cofounder and Partner of Cognito
- Carmen Krueger – Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Operations, SAP NS2
Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander, US Cyber Command and Director, NSA, delivered remarks exploring the challenges and opportunities for U.S. national security associated with cyber and Former Deputy Director of the CIA, Michael Morell, moderated an lively and thought-provoking conversation with President George W. Bush.
The event also featured a number of Innovation Bars, where attendees had the opportunity to witness the power of SAP NS2 technologies in action and included a presentation by NS2 Serves, an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) veteran training program established by SAP NS2 to train veterans for high-tech jobs in their post-service careers. To support NS2 Serves, please visit http://ns2serves.org/help-us-help-vets.html.
For more information about the 4th Annual SAP NS2 Solutions Summit, please visit http://www.sapns2.com/summit15/.
About SAP National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2™) SAP NS2™ is an independent, 100% U.S. subsidiary of the global enterprise software company SAP, offering a full suite of world-class enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions, with specialized levels of security and services to meet the unique mission requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers. www.sapns2.com.