& Information Systems Digest

7 JUNE 2022

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


CISA Issues Emergency Directive Requiring Federal Agencies Mitigate Vulnerabilities in VMware Products

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Emergency Directive (ED) 22-03 today requiring federal civilian executive branch agencies running specific VMware products to apply VMware updates or remove the products from agency networks until the update can be applied. For all affected VMware products identified as being accessible from the internet, agencies are directed to…


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Commercially Available Vulnerability Assessment Tools

This report provides an index of automated vulnerability assessment tools as of May 2, 2011. It summarizes pertinent information, providing users a brief description of available automated vulnerability assessment tools and contact information for each. CSIAC does not endorse, recommend, or evaluate the effectiveness of any specific tool. The written descriptions are based solely on vendors’ claims and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Product Validation…

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Leveraging Blockchain Technologies to Secure Document Dissemination in the Defense RDT&E Community

Leveraging the HyperLedger blockchain platform and drawing upon lessons learned from digital rights management (DRM) initiatives, NIRA is working with the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) to develop a solution that promotes effective document and data publication and sharing within the defense research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) community. In addition to high availability and…



Systems Thinking Training

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  THIS CLASS IS COMPLETELY FULL. Cybersecurity professionals know that the human element is a wild card in even the best-designed systems. As a complex socio-technical system with human and engineered components,…

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, cybersecurity resilience underscores the importance of adapting and fortifying your organization’s defenses against an array of cyberthreats. Cybersecurity leaders must navigate a complex and ever-changing environment where cyberattacks can…

The 92nd Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS)

For over 55 years, the annual Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS) has been the opportunity for the national security community to exchange information, examine research, and discuss critical national security topics. Held in notable locations,…

Graph Exploitation Symposium 2024

The symposium brings together leading experts from universities, industry, and government to explore the state of the art and define a future roadmap in network science. The themes of this year’s symposium are domain-informed models…

Voice From the Community

Col. Anthony J. Franks

U.S Air Force

Col. Franks is the Vice Commander of the 94th Airlift Wing, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, GA. Comprised of over 2,500 personnel with a headquarters, three groups, and 13 squadrons, his Wing supports Joint Service and multinational airlift missions in the United States and abroad. As a former Air Force Reserve command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, Col. Franks has flown combat missions in nearly every major worldwide contingency. He worked in several commands and was deployed numerous times throughout his military career. He is also a United Airlines First Officer rated in the Boeing 757 and 767

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