Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

19 JULY 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

Solutions for Labeling Independent Zeek Logs for Attacks and Exploits

Zeek, formerly known as Bro Network Security Monitor, is a powerful open-source intrusion detection system. There was a requirement to know whether an individual record should be marked as anomalous or not, assuming attacks are anomalies.  The inquirer was interested in finding possible solutions to automatically label network events/sessions based on time and IP addresses of known attacks using Zeek logs. CSIAC subject matter experts […]

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Nicholas Wright

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Nicholas Wright SPC, ACP, PMP, RTE, ACC

Agile Coach/Scrum Master at Common Securitization Solutions

Nicholas Wright is an Agile Coach with 10 certifications in various agile methodologies. He has over 15 years’ experience managing and providing agile coaching to multiple co-located and geographically dispersed teams for IT infrastructure, IT Security, and software development projects ranging from $200,000-$30,000,000 in annual budget. Prior experience spans the industries of manufacturing, auditing, financial services, professional sports, consulting, aerospace & defense industries, as well as the federal government. Currently he works as an Agile Coach for Common Securitization Solutions teaching agile trainings and coaching the organization through an agile transformation.

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Featured News

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces National Cybersecurity Strategy

The Biden-Harris Administration released the National Cybersecurity Strategy to secure the full benefits of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for all Americans. In this decisive decade, the United States will reimagine cyberspace as a tool to achieve our goals in a way that reflects our values:  economic security and prosperity; respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; trust in our democracy and democratic institutions; […]

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Recent News

Join DARPA to Reimagine the Future of AI for National Security

How do we build artificial intelligence and machine learning systems that people can trust? DARPA wants to answer this question with the help of academic, government, and industry experts through its AI Forward initiative. To…

Representatives Introduce “Internet of Things” Legislation to Prepare US for Future Demand

Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and John Katko (NY-24) reintroduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Readiness Act, bipartisan legislation that would prepare the US for the continued growth of IoT devices and devices that use 5G…

How Digital Twins Could Protect Manufacturers From Cyberattacks

Detailed virtual copies of physical objects, called digital twins, are opening doors for better products across automotive, health care, aerospace, and other industries. According to a new study, cybersecurity may also fit neatly into the…

Biden-Harris Administration Launches First CHIPS for America Funding Opportunity

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, launched the first CHIPS for America funding opportunity for manufacturing incentives to restore U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing,…

EPA Takes Action to Improve Cybersecurity Resilience for Public Water Systems

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a memorandum stressing the need for states to assess cybersecurity risk at drinking water systems to protect our public drinking water. While some public water…

DISA Announces Successful Completion of Thunderdome Prototype

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced the successful completion of its Thunderdome prototype. For the past 12 months, DISA has developed and implemented a zero-trust network access architecture, which will fortify the U.S. Department of…

Upcoming Events

Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

More details will be available closer to the start of the conference. At the 2022 conference, the top five priorities were: Attract, reskill, and retain IT talent Position for sustainable future Optimize costs while delivering…

Data Strategy & Insights

Data and technology leaders are well-positioned to break down silos and lead this insights-driven business transformation. They will do this by tackling technical challenges of data quality, data governance, and data engineering as well as…

RSA Conference 2023

This year’s RSA Conference theme is “Stronger Together.” It’s expected to host more than 3000 attendees and will emphasize topics such as DevSecOps and Cloud Security. Some key speakers will include: Rob Duhart Jr. –…

MODSIM World 2023

MODSIM World will bring together modeling and simulation (M&S) leaders focused on novel solutions and applications designed to innovate our future world. This unique, multidisciplinary, and international conference and exposition features three presentation tracks, focusing…

Global Cyber Innovation Summit

Cyberspace is a global digital domain with no geographic boundaries, no enforceable rules, and near-limitless potential for abuse.  And when things go wrong, they do so at the speed of light. This rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape,…