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Eric Dean

Chief Technology Officer

M.C. Dean, Inc.

In his role as the chief technology officer for M.C. Dean’s Security & Electronic Systems strategic business unit, Eric Dean helps government and commercial enterprise customers test, assess and integrate new and emerging technologies to address evolving enterprise physical security risks. Dean plays an instrumental role driving industry innovation as a leader in cloud adoption, enterprise systems design, global sustainment and operations, cybersecurity management, network integration and virtualization solutions. He serves on technology advisory boards for leading electronic security original equipment manufacturers and industry associations to influence future technology development.


How Realistic Is FedRamp for Cloud-Based Security Systems?

Wednesday, June 9th

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) aims to ensure agency data is consistently highly secured in the cloud – but is it a realistic requirement for physical access control systems (PACS) hosted and managed by a commercial vendor? This expert panel will discuss the options physical security specialists have in moving on-premises servers and clients to a FedRAMP-approved cloud model. We will cover edge devices managing electronic access control points in federal OCIO organizations; potential issues collecting access control data, reports or other personally identifiable information outside of on-premises electronic security systems; and the recommended level of security for any FedRAMP submission. We will also explore which cloud providers currently have FedRAMP-enabled PACS, which support FICAM capabilities with PIV cards and what new set of specifications FedRAMP will require to be listed on the GSA Approved Products List.