& Information Systems Digest

7 MAY 2024

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

Systems Thinking Training (July 9, 2024 - July 11, 2024)

Cybersecurity professionals know that the human element is a wild card in even the best-designed systems. As a complex socio-technical system with both human and engineered components, cybersecurity requires systemic approaches that can uncover recurring behavior patterns that drive key performance outcomes.

Creating effective cybersecurity approaches requires an understanding of how people—both intended users and adversaries—will perceive and interact with the various features of the system. Systems thinking offers tools and approaches to manage this complexity and understand related problems.


DoD CIO Establishes Cybersecurity Training Provider Marketplace

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is now represented in the new DoD 8140 Cyber Workforce (DCWF) Qualification Provider Marketplace online. Intended for DCWF personnel, the Marketplace is a time-saving platform that utilizes a simplified search to find preapproved cyber training products. It includes a sophisticated but simple-to-use search engine that can search by role code…


Featured Notable Technical Inquiry

Microelectronics Overview

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

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CSIAC hosts live online technical presentations featuring a DoD research and engineering topic within our technical focus areas.



Validating the Integrity of Computing Devices

Today’s technologies rely on complex, globally distributed, and interconnected supply chain ecosystems to provide highly refined, cost-effective, and reusable solutions. These supply chains of information and communications technologies are increasingly at risk of compromise. To manage these risks, organizations must ensure the integrity of their supply chain and its products and services. Addressing the most…



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…

HammerCon 2024

HammerCon 2024 is a 1-day event located in Laurel, MD, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. This event, hosted by the Military Cyber Professionals Association, will allow an attendee to participate in one of three tracks…

2024 DAF Modeling and Simulation Summit

The theme of the 2024 U.S. Department of the Air Force (DAF) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Summit is “Training in a Digital World,” which highlights DAF’s drive to upskill personnel through digital training. The goal…

IDGA Air Dominance Summit

The second annual IDGA Air Dominance Summit will build upon last year’s event and bring together over 200 senior U.S. and international leaders from the fighter aircraft community for an event focused on how allied…

RSA Conference 2024

The RSA Conference is a cyber-related event where industry professionals converge to learn, forge connections, and advance their careers. Throughout the 4-day conference, key talking points will include: Artificial intelligence DevSecOps Factor Analysis of Information…

Cyber Technology for National Security (CTNS) 2024

CTNS is a forum for presentation and discussion of research, prototyping, assessment, and operational uses of cyber technology in the interest of national security, with a focus on military and national mission systems. This program…

Voice From the Community

Ed Smith

Information Security Manager, SSCP, MITRE PTM, MITRE CTI, CC, MTA, MOS,

With twenty years of dedicated service in the US Navy, Edward Smith currently serves on active duty, holding roles as a data/sensor network operator/instructor, Knowledge Manager, Database Administrator, and SharePoint Collection Administrator. He actively mentors through ISC2 Seattle Chapter & ISSA Puget Sound. Pursuing a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity with a focus on Secure Cloud Computing, his expertise and background includes M.S. in Aeronautics, M.S. in Unmanned Systems specializing in Space Operations, and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Cybersecurity Application and Management, reflecting a disciplined approach to modern security challenges.

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