Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

23 NOVEMBER 2021

Featured Technical Inquiry

Privacy Impact Assessment: The Foundation for Managing Privacy Risk

A privacy impact assessment (PIA) is an essential element for effective privacy by design. It enables privacy leaders to be assured that the privacy controls implementation satisfies regulations and organizational requirements and is key to determining what steps must be taken to manage privacy risk for the organization. The standard ISO 29134 (Guidelines for Privacy Impact Assessment, June 2017) defines a PIA as the overall […]

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Voice From the Community

John Aron

Owner, Aronetics LLC

John Aron has evaluative offensive and defensive experiences across multiple architectures since 1994. As a teenager, he was a SysAdmin in charge of 2,500 persons across seven cities in Ohio. His last job was at FedEx Kinko’s making copies before founding Aronetics in March 2017. In June 2017 he almost died with a severe traumatic brain injury that took three years to recover from. In the fall of 2018, he assessed holes in the evaluative experiences with intrusions assaulting private and public organizations to protect our U.S. institutions.

Featured News

Historic Deployment of Cyber Forces With Bomber Task Force Europe

In a historic deployment, a U.S. Cyber Command Cyber Protection Team (CPT) defended critical data on B-1B Lancers assigned to Dyess Air Force Base’s 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron during the Bomber Task Force Europe mission within U.S. European Command’s theater starting October 6, 2021. The CPT’s support to the Bomber Task Force is a first for USCYBERCOM and represents an evolving relationship with the U.S. […]

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Recent News

NIST Seeks Information on Chinese Participation in the International Standards Development Process

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a Request for Information on People’s Republic of China (PRC) policies and influence in the development of international standards for emerging…

Cloud Computing

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Partners With Google Cloud to Accelerate Collaboration and Drive Research Mission Success

Google Cloud announced November 3 that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has chosen to deploy Google Workspace as a pilot program among a segment of its workforce of scientists and engineers. The initial deployment…

Strategic Direction for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program

The Department of Defense announced the strategic direction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, marking the completion of an internal program assessment led by senior leaders across the Department. The enhanced “CMMC 2.0”…

NSA and CISA Provide Cybersecurity Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published cybersecurity guidance to securely build and configure cloud infrastructures in support of 5G. “Security Guidance for 5G Cloud Infrastructures:  Prevent…

Ongoing Cyber Threats to U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems

This joint advisory is the result of analytic efforts between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Security Agency (NSA) to highlight…

Army-Wide Planning Team Tackles Next Steps for Talent Modernization

Army modernization is not just about materiel or capabilities solutions – it is also about modernizing the talent pool responsible for manning and conquering future warfare. During the week of October 25, an Army-wide planning…

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Upcoming Events

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 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…

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative

Just outside of Dupont Circle, the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative will take place at the Washington Hilton and feature hands-on trainings across the realm of cyber defense. Sessions include Cloud Security Essentials, Cloud Penetration Testing,…

DoDIIS Worldwide

Join experts and innovators from across the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence community, industry, and academia to share unique insights on this year’s conference theme:  Foresight 20/20:  Building a New Digital Ecosystem. This theme emphasizes…

I/ITSEC 2021

The annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training event. It features peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games…

MORS Emerging Techniques Forum

This year’s theme of “Digital Transformation” focuses on advances in computing tools, technologies, and techniques that revolutionize analysis at scale to enhance awareness and understanding, from strategic decisions to the tactical edge. This conference will…

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,…