Cybersecurity and Information Systems Digest

28 JUNE 2022

Featured Technical Inquiry

Banking Security Framework

The Cybersecurity & Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC) was asked to identify which cybersecurity risk assessment framework is best suited for the financial industry and provide examples of such frameworks.  CSIAC identified the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework as the most applicable and provided examples of other industry-specific implementation guidance.  A presentation specific to the financial services sector was also […]

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Kelvin Bouldin

Demonstrated Master Logistician, Security+, Network+, Cybersecurity Test & Evaluation Analyst, SURVICE Engineering Company

Mr. Bouldin has 20+ years of experience in managing and testing cybersecurity, logistics, and various electronics communications programs for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). While serving in the U.S. Army, he provided maintenance, logistics support, and testing for aircraft survivability systems, explosive ordnance disposal, chemical detection, and various tactical communications networks. Kelvin currently supports the Survivability Evaluation Directorate at the U.S. Army Test & Evaluation Command, where he conducts cyber-resiliency tests and evaluations of 11 defensive cybersecurity operation systems programs for the DoD

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Featured News

DoD and NSF Kick Off Resilient and Intelligent NextG Systems Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced awards for the “Resilient and Intelligent NextG Systems” (RINGS) program on April 18. The RINGS program officially kicks off today. The U.S. Department of Defense is pleased to be a part of this unique, collaborative effort to expand public-private partnerships. The RINGS program is NSF’s single most significant effort to date to engage government, academic, and industry partners in […]

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Recent News

NIST Update to Software Reference Library Will Aid in Criminal Investigations

A recent update to a publicly downloadable database maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will make it easier to sift through computers, cellphones, and other electronic equipment seized in police raids,…

CISA Announces Post Quantum Cryptography Initiative

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the establishment of a Post-Quantum Cryptography Initiative to unify and drive agency efforts to address threats posed by quantum computing. In March 2021, Secretary of…

AI Improves Robotic Performance in DARPA’s Machine Common Sense Program

Researchers with DARPA’s Machine Common Sense (MCS) program demonstrated a series of improvements to robotic system performance over the course of multiple experiments. Just as infants must learn from experience, MCS seeks to construct computational models that…

Next Generation of Intelligence Analysts Presents Research on Foreign Social Media Campaigns

FORT MEADE, Md. — Partnerships are vital to the National Security Agency (NSA), and an academic relationship forged with Mercyhurst University last year is already paying dividends for both parties. NSA established an Educational Partnership…

DARPA-Funded Study Provides Insights Into Blockchain Vulnerabilities

Distributed ledger technology, such as blockchains, has become more prevalent across a variety of contexts over the past decade. The premise is that blockchains operate securely without any centralized control and that they are immutable…

AFRL Launches Online Library to Advance Digital Transformation

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFRL) — The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) launched the first Digital Accelerator for Research Transformation effort, or DART 1.0, via the internal AFRL Digital War Room during a…

Upcoming Events

DEF CON

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…

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…

CISO Exchange

This event is designed specifically for chief information security officers and other high-level cyber professionals. Attendance is limited to invitation only, though invitations may be requested from the website. The theme for the D.C. edition…

Automotive Cybersecurity 2022

Join industry leaders as they provide best practices and solutions in overcoming automotive cybersecurity pain points with presentations centered on countering zero-day vulnerabilities, utilizing and securing OTA updates, methods to achieving time & cost-effective vulnerability…