Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

22 FEBRUAURY 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

Microelectronics Overview

Cybersecurity and Information Systems Analysis Center (CSIAC) subject matter experts, experienced with delivering presentations to senior leadership on technical topics, conducted open-source research for relevant information.  Per the inquirer’s request, they compiled the information into a PowerPoint presentation. The presentation presented information on several subtopics, including importance to the U.S. Department of the Defense (DoD), large figures in the industry, current challenges, and use cases.

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Juan Deaton

Research Scientist

Dr. Juan Deaton is a research scientist at Envistacom, where he builds virtualized SATCOM systems. His 20 years of telecom research and experience include anti-jam waveforms, satellite channel models, spectrum optimization and modeling, emergency communications, and developing LDPC codes for Versa FEC 2. He received the 2005 CDMA Quality Award for developing hands-on training for CDMA cellular equipment deployments. His patented and published work involves spectrum sharing in 4G wireless networks, wireless airborne emergency communications, and mobile advertising.

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Featured News

NSA Releases Future Quantum-Resistant (QR) Algorithm Requirements for National Security Systems

The National Security Agency (NSA) released the “Commercial National Security Algorithm Suite 2.0” (CNSA 2.0) Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on September 7th to notify National Security Systems (NSS) owners, operators, and vendors of the future quantum-resistant (QR) algorithms requirements for NSS — networks that contain classified information or are otherwise critical to military and intelligence activities. A cryptanalytically relevant quantum computer (CRQC) would have the potential to […]

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Recent News

CISA Announces 5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on September 13, 2022,  announced it will host its 5th Annual Cybersecurity Summit on Tuesday, October 4 in Atlanta, Georgia. Held in partnership with the Atlanta…

STIG Update – DISA Releases Oracle Linux 8 STIG With Ansible

The Defense Information Systems Agency recently released the Oracle Linux 8 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) with Ansible. This content is published as a resource to assist in the application of security guidance to systems….

Annual FBI Safe Online Surfing Challenge Invites Classrooms to Compete, Demonstrating Knowledge of Cyber Safety Concepts

SACRAMENTO—With the traditional academic school year underway, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Sacramento Field Office announced the annual FBI Safe Online Surfing Challenge has officially launched. FBI Safe Online Surfing is a free, always-online, educational website…

NSA, CISA, ODNI Release Software Supply Chain Guidance for Developers

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released Securing the Software Supply Chain for Developers on September 1st. The product is through…

1st DAF University Affiliated Research Center Has Tactical Autonomy Research Focus, Looks for HBCU Lead

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) – Senior Defense Department and Air Force officials announced a plan on June 27, 2022, to create the first Department of the Air Force University Affiliated Research Center, or UARC, focused…

NIST Report Outlines Strategic Opportunities for U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a report outlining seven strategic “grand challenges” in measurement, standardization, and modeling and simulation that, if met, will…

Upcoming Events

DoDIIS Worldwide

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is excited to welcome participants to the 2022 U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference in San Antonio, Texas! From December 12 – 15, 2022, senior decision…

International Conference on Cybersecurity and Security Management

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the…

SANS Cybersecurity Training

SANS Baltimore fall 2022 features: In-person or live online training (see available courses for details) Tactical cybersecurity training taught by experts who work in the industry Hands-on labs in a virtual environment Courses include electronic…

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,…

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…