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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…



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

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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