Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

14 DECEMBER 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

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 strongpoints by going for the weakest link.  Most likely, this will happen through sharing a password, using an already leaked password, or creating a feasibly guessable password (Olmstead & Smith, […]

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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.

Featured News

U.S. CYBERCOM 2021: A Year in Review

Here are some of U.S. Cyber Command’s (CYBERCOM’s) most impactful moments of 2021: Over the last year, the cybersecurity community has encountered new challenges and worked to adapt and respond in innovative ways. Ransomware is no longer considered just criminal activity but a threat to national defense and infrastructure; deterrence is conducted across multiple domains simultaneously; and the value of cyber defense partnerships across nations […]

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Recent News

DARPA Joins Public-Private Partnership to Address Challenges Facing Microelectronics Advancement

DARPA announced its participation in a new long-term university research collaboration with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and a consortium of companies in the commercial semiconductor industry and the defense industrial base called the “Joint…

National Cyber Director Unveils New Approach at Cyber War College Conference

After almost two years of operating within the COVID-19 environment, Cassandra C. Lewis knew it was time that her organization’s annual flagship conference focus on the enduring impacts of the pandemic. Lewis leads the University’s…

DARPA Open Sources Resources to Aid Evaluation of Adversarial AI Defenses

There are many inherent weaknesses that underlie existing machine-learning (ML) models, opening the technology up to spoofing, corruption, and other forms of deception. Attacks on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms could result in a range of…

NSA’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center Celebrates Its First Year

One year ago, the National Security Agency (NSA) stood up the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center in an open business park outside NSA’s fence line, breaking down barriers between the Agency and the outside world. In the past year,…

NIST Names Joannie Chin as Director of Its Engineering Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has selected Joannie Chin to lead its Engineering Laboratory. Chin has been at NIST for 26 years, most recently serving as Acting Director…

NSA and CISA Release Final Part IV of Guidance on Securing 5G Cloud Infrastructures

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has announced the joint National Security Agency (NSA) and CISA publication of the final of a four-part series, “Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures.” “Part IV:  Ensure Integrity…

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Upcoming Events

Insider Threat Day at JHU/APL

Insider Threat Day at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory highlights government and industry speakers specializing in insider threats and data protection. The event will both emphasize the importance of safeguarding our nation from insider…

Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality (AR, VR, MR)

The 3rd SPIE AR, VR, and MR Conference will feature a discussion on optical architectures and the next generation of smart glasses and head-mounted displays. Technical topics will include the following: Novel imaging systems and…

RSA Conference

The theme for RSAC 2022 is “Transform.” This conference offers a dialogue on the rapidly evolving information security industry by providing insight into trends and breaking news in information security. It is intended for military,…