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New Online Tool to Improve Stakeholder Engagement with Security and Privacy Controls

NIST has improved the usability of their most downloaded NIST publication, Special Publication (SP) 800-53. NIST has now made it available in additional data formats (e.g., CSV, XML, OSCAL, and online) and has improved the overall accessibility of the document. In response to suggestions (and in the spirit of the NIST publication development principles), NIST…


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Challenges in Applying the Law of Armed Conflict to Cyberwar

On June 17, 2010, a small antivirus company established in Belarus discovered the Stuxnet worm. Later research would reveal that an earlier variant of the worm existed at least a year earlier. Stuxnet reputedly caused the physical degradation of some 1,000 centrifuges at the Natanz facility in Iran, based on data of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) [1]. While the identity of the perpetrators…

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President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition: Building a Competition Across the Federal Workforce

In 2019, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) held the first cybersecurity competition for the federal workforce. The goal of the President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition is “to identify, challenge, and reward the United States government’s best cybersecurity practitioners and teams across offensive and defensive cybersecurity disciplines.” To be able to…



Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium (RMCS24)

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA hosts an annual forum for industry, academia, and government to discuss and propose solutions to the challenges of cybersecurity, community cyber readiness, and homeland defense facing our nation. The…

Fifth Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Standardization Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to hold the 5th NIST PQC Standardization Conference from April 10-12, 2024, in Rockville, Maryland. The purpose of the conference is to discuss various aspects of…

Advantage DoD 2024: Defense Data & AI Symposium

Advantage DoD 2024:  Defense Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium is a three-day cyber and modeling-focused symposium. Key topics include generative AI, large language models, data and analytics, enablers (such as tools for small businesses,…

Voice From the Community

Michael Williams
MIchael G. Williams

Lead Senior Security Engineer, Joint Environment Toolset (JET), Raytheon Intelligence & Space

I am a technical staff member subject matter expert with nearly 25 years of expertise in systems, network, and security life cycle engineering and architecture. As a senior security engineer, I have supported several large infrastructure and system engineering and deployment projects, including engineering, deploying, and implementing all the security tools for a new DoD facility and engineering and deploying several security tools for a DoD on-prem private cloud solution. My background is in management information systems, telecommunications, and information assurance. I am an expert with several security tools, security techniques, risk assessments, accreditation, compliance, and Internet of Things security. I hold a Ph.D. in computer engineering.

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