Keynote Address:

New Challenges for Security in a World of Transition

William Evanina
National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX)
W. Evanina

The national security sector is going through a grand transition that will radically change the way security professionals do their jobs. From insider threats to state-sponsored cyber attacks on American companies, the entire threat landscape is changing dramatically with the increased sophistication of adversaries. In addition, changes to the way the government conducts security clearance evaluations, risk assessments and insider threat programs will re-write the book on security for years to come.

The Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive is at the forefront of these critical changes that will shape the future of security.  Bill Evanina, who serves as both National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) and the Director of the National Counterintelligence Center will present the keynote address at the 32nd annual National Security Institute’s IMPACT ’17 on April 24-26 at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, VA.  He will assess the evolving threat landscape and what it takes to protect classified information in today’s ever-changing risk environment. 

Tapped in 2014 by the director of the Office of National Intelligence, Mr. Evanina is now immersed in coordinating multi-agency efforts to mitigate the risk of foreign spying and insider threats, assessing damage from intelligence leaks and overhauling the security clearance regime.

The theme of this year’s program, “National Security in Transition: New Rules, New Tools,” offers timely briefings from top officials on the changing nature of the threat and key compliance strategies from hands-on experts to safeguard classified information and minimize insider threats.

Key areas of his talk will include:
  • The changing threat landscape from conventional to cyber
  • New government standards for security clearance evaluations
  • Protecting classified information in an ever-changing risk environment.