For government, cybersecurity isn’t just a challenge—it can also be a roadblock that stands in the path of a long-awaited digital transformation.

Agencies are tasked with balancing the highest security measures with innovation, as today’s employees and citizens alike insist that their data be conveniently available anytime, anywhere. Where do you even start?

Last night’s AzureGov Meetup had a BIG audience hoping to get an answer to that question!

The featured speaker for the night was Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure CTO, a widely recognized Microsoft Technical Fellow, public speaker, and accomplished author.

Next up was a panel discussion on “Balancing Cybersecurity & Gov Modernization,”  featuring security experts including:

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio (moderator) 
  • Rafael Diaz, CTO, Northrup Grumman and former CIO of Housing and Urban Development
  • Matt Rathbun, CISO, Microsoft Azure Government
  • Greg Shipley, Sr. Vice President, In-Q-Tel

(Keep an eye on the Microsoft Azure Government Meetup YouTube page, where the full presentations and discussions will be posted soon.)

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