Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

19 JULY 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

The State of 5G Technology and Applications to the DoD and Military

The fifth-generation wireless communication technology, abbreviated “5G,” has the potential to transform communication systems.  The 5G mobile network will deliver higher speeds, lower latency, increased reliability, more network capacity, and increased interconnectivity.  With the deployment, modernization, and implementation of 5G technology into both preexisting and new systems, immense improvements are expected.  In recent years, there has been exponential growth in investments and interest in 5G […]

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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

NRL Announces the Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium (DC-QNet)

WASHINGTON – To advance quantum network capabilities and leadership, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) announced work with five other U.S. government agencies on May 18 to establish the Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium (DC-QNet) to create, demonstrate, and operate a quantum network as a regional testbed. Quantum networks, an emerging research frontier, will one day offer the ability to distribute and share quantum […]

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Recent News

Three New Projects for DoD’s Innovate Beyond 5G Program

The U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Innovate Beyond 5G (IB5G) Program recently kicked off three new projects that continue to advance DoD collaborative partnerships with industry and academia for 5G-to-NextG wireless technologies. “The DoD has…

Leading Experts Suggest Guidelines for Assessing Emerging Transistor Performance

To continue making smartphones, laptops, and other devices more powerful and energy efficient, industry is intensely focused on identifying promising next-generation designs and materials for the principal building blocks of modern electronics:  the tiny electrical…

US and Ukraine Expand Cooperation on Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Ukrainian State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine (SSSCIP) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) this week to strengthen collaboration on…

New Combat Pod System Wakes up With Software Updates During Test

CHINA LAKE, Calif. —  The operational assessment of the Angry Kitten Combat Pod electronic attack system in April demonstrated rapid reprogramming between flights. This combat pod, an updated version of the Georgia Tech Research Institute…

National Cryptologic Museum Crypto Conversations: Jon Darby

FORT MEADE, Md. — From the Cold War to the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, the National Security Agency (NSA) has a lot of thrilling history to share. Hear from Jon Darby, Director of Operations,…

Voices From DARPA Podcast Episode 58: The Cryptoprivacist

In this approximately 17-minute episode of the Voices from DARPA podcast, we explore the portfolio of cryptography expert, privacy advocate, and DARPA program manager Dr. Joshua Baron. Baron details the possibilities – and potential pitfalls…

Upcoming Events

Department of the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower (DAFTIC) 2022

The Department of the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower (DAFTIC) 2022 will be held in Montgomery, Alabama, from August 29 to 31. With the theme “A Resilient Digital Air and Space Force:  Enabling Deterrence…

I/ITSEC 2022

This year’s I/ITSEC theme is “Accelerate Change by Transforming Training — ‘It’s Time to ACTT!!’” Though the specific program has not yet been released, past conferences have featured modeling and simulation, machine learning, cyber communications,…


DEF CON 30 will be held at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, NV. This informal, hacking-based conference will feature session topics such as the following: Hacking an Access Control System Bypassing Android Permissions From All…

Blue Team Con

Blue Team Con is an annual cybersecurity conference for individuals interested in cybersecurity defense. This includes defenders of organizations but also extends to practitioners performing governance, risk, and compliance, as well as application security development…

Infosec World

Now in its 28th year, the 2022 edition of Infosec World features seven diverse tracks: Hackers & Threats Leadership & Budgeting Cloud Security Security Awareness Risk Mitigation Critical Infrastructure Identity Over 1,500 security professionals from…

ISC² Security Congress

The 12th annual ISC² Security Congress will be hosted live at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, along with a hybrid virtual option. The Keynote session will feature Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder of Eurasia Group…

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…