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The Cybersecurity & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC) is a component of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Information Analysis Center (IAC) enterprise.

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Security-Conscious Password Behavior From the End-User’s Perspective

Even though technical solutions for security problems are widespread, there are no adequate security measures against precarious user behavior.  Even if hashing and encrypting are used correctly in masking the passwords, attackers can bypass these…

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): The Road to Compliance

In response to the repeated attacks on the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, the release of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) introduces a verification mechanism that will ensure the necessary security mechanisms…

Privacy Impact Assessment: The Foundation for Managing Privacy Risk

A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is an essential element for effective privacy by design. It enables privacy leaders to be assured that the privacy controls implementation satisfies regulations and organizational requirements and is key to…

The DoD Cybersecurity Policy Chart

Captures the tremendous breadth of applicable cybersecurity policies in a helpful organizational scheme

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Hanscom AFB Team Supports ‘Revolutionary’ Zero Trust Effort

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) — Personnel from the AFNet Sustainment and Operations Branch at Hanscom Air Force Base are partnering with the Air Combat Command Directorate of Cyberspace and Information Dominance to develop a modern software-based perimeter…

Defense Official Testifies About DOD Information Technology, Cybersecurity Efforts

John Sherman told the House Armed Services Committee’s panel on cyber, innovative technologies and information systems that cloud computing is a critical step for the enterprise. “We’ve made cloud computing a fundamental component of our…

DOD Demonstrates Mobile Microgrid Technology

The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the Department of the Army recently demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and…

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