& Information Systems Digest

25 April 2023

CSIAC collects and publishes articles related to our technical focus areas on the web to share with the DoD community.


U.S. and International Partners Publish Secure-by-Design and Default Principles and Approaches 

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the cybersecurity authorities of Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, and New Zealand (CERT NZ, NCSC-NZ) published “Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk:  Principles and Approaches for Security-by-Design and -Default.” This joint guidance urges…


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HammerCon 2024

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2024 DAF Modeling and Simulation Summit

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IDGA Air Dominance Summit

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RSA Conference 2024

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Cyber Technology for National Security (CTNS) 2024

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Voice From the Community

Steve Akridge
Steve Akridge


Steve is the owner of BorderHawk LLC, an Atlanta-based company providing strategic cybersecurity risk management services. Prior to forming BorderHawk in 2008, he served with the Naval Security Group Command, where he was last posted as the U.S. Navy TACINTEL/Royal Navy RNINTEL Systems Chief. Following his military retirement, he served as the state of Georgia’s first Chief Information Security Officer and then as Technical Director with the U.S. Defense Security Service.

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