Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

14 DECEMBER 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

Commercially Available Vulnerability Assessment Tools

This report provides an index of automated vulnerability assessment tools as of May 2, 2011. It summarizes pertinent information, providing users a brief description of available automated vulnerability assessment tools and contact information for each. CSIAC does not endorse, recommend, or evaluate the effectiveness of any specific tool. The written descriptions are based solely on vendors’ claims and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Product Validation […]

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Voice From the Community

Chadi Saliby

Subject Matter Expert at CompTIA & Adjunct Professor at Deakin University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation

Chadi graduated from Centre Interna-tional Des Sciences Technique in busi-ness computer and programming and continued his MBA Magister en Business et Administration at Sorbonne. He also acquired various cybersecurity industry certificates from (ISC)2, Microsoft, Cisco, HP, and CompTIA. Chadi worked in one of the big four banks in Australia’s financial sector as a cybersecurity expert and on the front line of one of the big-gest and more successful cybersecurity organizations in their 5-star incident response and security operations center team.

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Featured News

CISA Issues Emergency Directive Requiring Federal Agencies Mitigate Vulnerabilities in VMware Products

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED) 22-03 today requiring federal civilian executive branch agencies running specific VMware products to apply VMware updates or remove the products from agency networks until the update can be applied. For all affected VMware products identified as being accessible from the internet, agencies are directed to assume a compromise and immediately disconnect the product from their […]

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Recent News

Open-Source Data Is Everywhere – Except the Army’s Concept of Information Advantage

Three months ago, as Russia invaded Ukraine, the world watched as Twitter exploded with real-time data, reporting, and analysis of the unfolding conflict. It quickly became clear that the war presented analysts with an unprecedented…

AI-Powered App Aims to Discover Talent in Guard, Reserve

Members of the Reserve and National Guard are highly skilled across a variety of private-sector industries and have the potential to make substantial contributions to Defense Department missions, a DoD official said. “The problem is…

DoD: It’s Not Just State Actors Who Pose Cyber Threat to US

“It’s not just hackers operating at the behest of adversarial nation states who pose a threat to U.S. cyber infrastructure — it’s cyber criminals who are just in it for the money,” said the Deputy…

DoD’s Largest Annual IT, Cyberpower Event Resumes In-Person Attendance

The Defense Department’s largest annual information technology and cyber event returns to in-person attendance this summer. Over the last two years, the Department of the Air Force IT and Cyberpower Education and Training Event was held virtually…

NIST Awards Funding to Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing for Critical and Emerging Technologies

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a total of $2.08 million to seven organizations in six states to develop manufacturing technology roadmaps to strengthen U.S….

NSA Hosts the Maryland Department of IT in Cybersecurity Workshop

FORT MEADE, Md. — The Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT) executive team took part in a series of cybersecurity workshops provided by the National Security Agency (NSA). These workshops focused on NSA cyber-risk best…

Upcoming Events

Black Hat USA

Now in its 25th year, Black Hat USA’s annual conference will be a hybrid experience offering the cybersecurity community a choice in how they wish to participate. Black Hat USA 2022 will open with four…

CISO Exchange

This event is designed specifically for chief information security officers and other high-level cyber professionals. Attendance is limited to invitation only, though invitations may be requested from the website. The theme for the D.C. edition…

Automotive Cybersecurity 2022

Join industry leaders as they provide best practices and solutions in overcoming automotive cybersecurity pain points with presentations centered on countering zero-day vulnerabilities, utilizing and securing OTA updates, methods to achieving time & cost-effective vulnerability…

Intelligent Automation Exchange

This event is on an invitation-only basis, though invitations may be requested through the website. It is designed for senior intelligent automation executives and will be attended by a number of Fortune 500 companies. The…

Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference

The 2021 EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference, formerly the Security Professionals Conference, will focus on restoring, evolving, and transforming cybersecurity and privacy in higher education.

U.S. Air Force Cyberspace and Crypto

This invitation is open to all industry independent research and development (IR&D) participants, including large and medium-sized corporations, small businesses, academia, national labs, and federally funded research and development centers. This engagement has broad goals…