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United States Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource at

WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), together with federal partners, have launched a new website to combat the threat…


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Assessing the Operational System Risk Imposed by the Infrastructure Deployment Pipeline Workflow

Real-time data monitoring of systems and system forensics is an essential aspect to keeping your data security platform safe when relying on the use of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and the potential vulnerabilities associated with its continuous deployment (CD). Many organizations are facing an information overload and are inadequately prepared for understanding and designing a cyber incident response plan with near-real-time monitoring, including detection, analysis…

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Cyber Resilient Weapon Systems Body of Knowledge (CRWS-BoK)

The Resilient Systems (RS) Directorate in the Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation Office, under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, launched the Cyber Resilient Weapons Systems Body of Knowledge (CRWS-BoK) on May 6, 2021. The CRWS-BoK provides a comprehensive repository of authoritative guidance and knowledge for science and technology…



Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium (RMCS24)

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of AFCEA hosts an annual forum for industry, academia, and government to discuss and propose solutions to the challenges of cybersecurity, community cyber readiness, and homeland defense facing our nation. The…

Fifth Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) Standardization Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to hold the 5th NIST PQC Standardization Conference from April 10-12, 2024, in Rockville, Maryland. The purpose of the conference is to discuss various aspects of…

Advantage DoD 2024: Defense Data & AI Symposium

Advantage DoD 2024:  Defense Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium is a three-day cyber and modeling-focused symposium. Key topics include generative AI, large language models, data and analytics, enablers (such as tools for small businesses,…

Voice From the Community

Philip Payne

Information Systems Information Analysis Center (CSIAC)

As the new technical lead, Philip Payne (CISSP and security+ certified), comes from a rich background in cybersecurity with the C5ISR center (formerly CERDEC). At C5ISR, he led a world-class cross-domain solution (CDS) lab, where he performed lab-based security assessments on Army CDSs going through the Secret and Below Interoperability CDS Certification and Accreditation Approval process. He was a key member of the INFOSEC Branch, which has made a myriad of contributions in cyberspace for the U.S. Department of Defense at large. At SURVICE Engineering, he served as a vital member of the cyber research and development team as the senior cybersecurity engineer supporting the Data Analysis Center (formerly AMSAA) on early acquisition cybersecurity assessments for Army systems.

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